DIY Love Marquee | Crafting in the Rain
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Monday, January 20, 2014

DIY Love Marquee

{Love sign for Valentine's Day made from wood and mini Christmas ornaments}

Love Marquee | Crafting in the Rain

This pretty little addition is now sitting on my piano and makes a perfect decoration for Valentine's Day.

Here's how I made it:
The base is just a piece of plywood.  It was already cut to this size from some long-done project (possible the roof on the shed?)  It measures 13 x 16 inches.  The "light bulbs" are these tiny Christmas ornaments I found on clearance at Michaels.  You could also use any kind of round bead for the same look.

Marquee with Ornaments | Crafting in the Rain

I watered down some brown and black paint and brushed it on and rubbed it in, kind of like a stain.

I cut vinyl letters to fit on the board and cut out circles to mark where I wanted the tiny ornaments to go.  I drew little dots in the center of each one with a pencil.

With the letters in place, I brushed Mod Podge all around the edges to make sure no paint seeped underneath.

Love Marquee | Crafting in the Rain

Then I painted around the letters (not the circles inside the letters) with DecoArt Bubblegum Pink.  I did two coats for good coverage.

I peeled off the vinyl and used a drill to make little holes on each pencil mark so the tops of the tiny ornaments could go in them.  I didn't drill completely through though!

Love Marquee | Crafting in the Rain

Finally I put a bit of E600 on one of the ornament tops and set it down in the holes and let it dry.


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This may just be something that can stay up year round! Think my husband will notice if the pink is permanent?

And check out these other painted sign ideas:





For more Valentine's ideas, check out my Pinterest board
Follow Stephanie Paxman (Crafting in the Rain)'s board Valentine's Day and LOVE on Pinterest.




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23 comments:

  1. So smart how you used the mini ornaments! It looks absolutely perfect!

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is awesome! I would love if you would link this up Thursday to It's a Party. I know my readers would love it as much as I do!
    http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

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  3. I LOVE this sign! So Cute! Found you on the Tip Junkie Link up
    http://livingwithporteous.blogspot.com/2014/01/valentine-tree-craft.html

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  4. This is sooooo cute and it should definitely stay up year round! Pinned :)

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  5. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - I featured you today! - - Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  6. So cool! Looks like a real lighted sign! Pinning and sharing everywhere!

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  7. Um, I adore this! please send it to me like now! I kid! I have to make one. xo jen

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  8. This is adorable! Love the faux lights - great idea! Found you on 52 Mantels link party. :-)

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  9. This is awesome! I think keeping it up year round is a great idea. Thank you for linking up at The Makers!

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  10. What a creative use of the Christmas ornaments! Very unique and pretty!

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  11. Absolutely adorable. A popular project that you made original... I love it!

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  12. AAAHHH!!! Not even lights...I couldn't figure out how you got those lights pushed through...but you fooled me! I LOVE THIS PROJECT! So genius and unique! I'd love for you to come link up at Skip The Housework Saturday, live now! http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/skip-housework-saturday/

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  13. Adorable Steph!!! Absolutely adorable!

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  14. This is Great, I love it! Will you share it tomorrow (Wednesday) on Worthwhile Wednesdays Link Party?
    ~Allie @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  15. This is brilliant! I love it, and am thinking it will be a project in the near future!! :)

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  16. Featuring YOU today! Thank you for linking to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger

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  17. Love this Steph! The Mod Podge tip is brilliant!! Thanks for sharing at the Design Dazzle Valentine Link Party!

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  18. Questions: 1. What is E600? (for those of us who don't know) 2. How did you get the vinyl letters cut so perfectly (straights and curves)? your baby circles are awfully perfect too? Fabulous project! Just in time, I was not looking forward to figuring out how to do one with lights! Thanks! Found you from Vintage Revivals…love the way we all connect through each other! What a "family"!

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  19. thanks for sharing ! i posted the link here : http://www.pinterest.com/lemondedis/valentines-diy/

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  20. How creative!! I love it too! I think you can get away with having it out year round.

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  21. We picked this as our favorite from the Design Dazzle Valentine Link party Steph! So cute! ;)

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