Jennifer West
Jennifer West
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  • Shreveport, LA

Easy DIY Lighted Marquee From Styrofoam


This EASY DIY Lighted Marquee Sign from Styrofoam is better than a night light. My 3 year old goes to sleep every night with this fun light up. This is a really cool and easy project to make. To get started, you will need to grab a few supplies. A piece of Styrofoam, something to cut the foam with like a xactoknfe or a Styrocutter. Some spray paint, a stencil for the design you wish to cut, and a string of
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The first step is to create the pattern you wish to cut out of the foam. I grabbed a few pins and stuck this to the foam.
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Cut out your letter after it has been pinned, trying to keep the lines straight.
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Use a pencil to create the holes and then spray paint.
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String your lights and share your project! Super fun and easy. Head over and check out the entire tutorial on PinkWhen.
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  • Cindy.timms
    on Jan 2, 2019

    I absolutely love this idea but I was curious about what type of spray paint you used? Thank You for sharing ☺️

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  • Linda Sparks
    on Jun 26, 2014

    @Heidi Colton, I wouldn't think there would be an issue with melting as you would be using " low voltage " Christmas lights for this project. My opinion of course.

    • Alfons Putzeys
      on Jun 27, 2014

      @Linda Sparks Dont use bulb based lights (halogen, normal bulb or variables because of heat or excessive production by the glow wire) Led light is highly advised! because of child safety ( gets warm but not hot enough to burn skin) and fire safety and etc. also the lights will burn longer because of the leds. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. basicly this is made out of 2 different solid materials to create light when power runs through them. No moving bits or wires inside them This is why these lights are so durable and preffered in alot of applications besides the low power consumption and light on to battery life ratio. if you are handy enough it is even possible to build your own light string. because of the leds low power usage they need to be protected by a resister who takes the grunt of the power supplied by the battery. basicly for every Led u can use a led housing( alot of dif kinds exist), need a led + resistor 1/ led + soldering equipment+ heat shrinks + wires + battery pack 1.5v or higher but the Resistor would need changing out if you alter the Voltage. specs i can't provide unless i got data sheets and refresh my knowledge a bit. The last time i did the calculation only status leds existed, called LED. And not the predecessor (High intensity Led) of the ones now used in lamps and torches and etc.

  • Shari Veater
    on Jun 26, 2014

    Super cute idea!

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