How to Make Marquee Lights

how to make marquee lights and signs. Such a fun DIY project. Perfect for birthdays, home decor, and more! 

How to Make Marquee Lights and Signs

Marquee lights and Marquee signs are a insanely popular this year and if you’ve wondered how to make Marquee Lights or signs, this post is for you! We’ve put together a bunch of tutorials, resources, tips, and ideas on how to make the perfect DIY marquee!

love marquee sign

This blog post is based on this thread on the Craftaholics Anonymous® Facebook Page where Julissa shared the image above and asked:

“How do i go about making something like this {Marquee Lights}?”

DIY Marquee Lights

how to make marquee lights

1. “I made this one for my sons graduation party. It’s foam board and poster board. Got instructions from a website I found on Pinterest. Really easy. Just used clear packing tape to put it together. Lights I got from a light company online. They’re all one strand and frosted round bulbs. It turned out AWESOME!” – Laura K.

DIY Marquee light. love these!
image from How Joyful – visit here for the tutorial

2. “Yeah, you get the cardboard letters cut the front of the letter off. Then put the bulb Christmas lights in it. So easy and so cute.” – Shana G.

DIY Marquee Signs

DIY Marquee sign. These are so cool! I want one!
image from Oh Happy Day – visit here for the tutorial.

3. “Styrofoam cut to the letter you want with a hole drilled for each light! You can shade the letter with paint! Using the styrofoam will make the letter light weight and easy to mount or set up on a mantle! Have fun!” – Carla S.

4. “Cereal boxes and Christmas lights??” – Sarah N.

5. “You can use wood and trill holes in it, then use Christmas lights. I have a wooden Christmas tree like that.” – Hope C.

Marquee lights tutorial. These are so cool and easy to make!
image from Monica Day Photography – visit here for the tutorial

6. I took a letter I found at a garage sale. My dad drilled holes in it and then put the string globe lights I found in the holes.” – Elizabeth O.

7. “Wood letters and mini lights. Use light nails to bend over to hold the lights.” – Wendy O.

marquee sign tutorial. fun, easy craft! Perfect for weddings, parties, home decor, etc
image from Newly Woodwards – visit here for the tutorial.

8. “They have letters at joanns. Cut off the fronts. Then used string globe lights or battery operated single ones. They just made them on home and family!” – Kristen G.

9. “Contact American Pickers on the history channel. They get the letters all the time, then you can finish them any way you want.” – Deb M.

Gah! Now I need to run and make one of these adorable marquee signs! They are so perfect for parties, home decor, and much more! Such great resources and different ways on how to make marquee lights.

Have you made a Marquee Sign? Do you have any tips or suggestions to add??

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  1. 1

    Love these I would love to make something like this or get someone to make me one, just so fun

  2. 3

    Wow! I had no idea you could make these! I am very impressed by all of the ideas. Thanks for sharing.


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  4. 4

    I have A LOT of these letters my other half is in the sign business. He takes the down weekly. Anyone wanting some just email me if your in the Phoenix area. All types and size.