This post is sponsored by Michaels. I received product and compensation for this review, but all opinions are 100% mine.
You guys have seen all the DIY Marquee Letter rage out there, right? I love the look of them, but I haven’t wanted to attempt the project myself. The whole punching holes process, adding lights, making a space for the wiring, etc. just looks too complicated. Well, I’m here to tell you that I found a way to cheat! These letters are super easy to make and have the look of marquee lights without the hassle. They are pretty festive too, with the metallic bulbs and of course…. glitter.
Instead of using actual lights, I cheated and used these darling little Christmas ornaments. I found them in the dollar spot at Target! And just this week, my Target still had tons of them left. They come in a skinny plastic tube and there are about 16 ornaments per tube. I only used the silver and gold ones, so it took 3 tubes for this project. Only $3… holla! You can pick up the 12″ cardboard letters at any craft store:
Using an exacto knife, I cut the front of the letters off (very carefully!) I had a few little snags on the edges, but just smoothed them out with a quick coat of Mod Podge. Once all of my letters were hollowed out, I was ready to paint.
I used Americana’s multi-surface paint in Blue Lagoon to match the gorgeous Peacock shade of glitter (the star of my project!) I love this Extra Fine Glitter by Recollections, and you can only find it at your local Michaels store.
Once I had painted the inside and outside of all the letters, it was time to glitter them! I applied an even coat of Mod Podge to the outside edge of the letter, then sprinkled the glitter on section by section.
Look at all the fun colors of glitter in this collection! This glitter set comes with 30 different shades of extra fine glitter, one to match any project. You can also buy the colors individually, starting at $3.99. They even have different textures available, including chunky glitter and tinsel. I liked using the extra fine, it went on and dried beautifully! Here’s a close up:
I pulled off the tops of the ornaments, then simply applied some hot glue and stuck them in place! So easy!