How to Make a Lighted Marquee Letter

Last updated on July 9, 2020

This is by far my favorite DIY project and it’s so easy to accomplish. It took me a day’s work to create these letters from scratch. Granted I do have a few completed projects under my belt and handy tools.

Here’s what you need to make these lighted letters:

  • Plywood (to cut the letters)
  • Printed letter stencils
  • A disk cutter
  • A drill
  • Large fairy lights

How to make them:

  • Print out letter stencils.
  • Sketch the letters using the stencils on plywood.
  • Cut them out from the plywood with your disk cutter.
  • Drill holes where the lights should be. Drill holes the size of the light bulbs.
  • Add the fairy lights to the holes.

Ideas where to use your new marquee:

  • Hang them over your bed in the bedroom.
  • Decorate a living room wall.
  • Make a display on shelves.
  • Add it to your mantel.

Let me know if you make one too.

lighted marquee letters

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