If you happen to follow me on Pinterest, read my Five Favourites For Friday, or know me personally, you would know I have a love of fairy lights and shiny things!
I have so many fairy lights sitting in the cupboard for Christmas time (and a few around the house that I turn on every now and then) so when I came across this brilliant tutorial for DIY Marquee Lights by Sugar&Cloth featured on Grey Likes Nesting, I knew I just had to give it a try.
Last week, there was a bit of excitement around here as Cairns finally got their own Masters hardware store. I love this store! Well, at Masters they have a range of wallpaper, including designs from the Laura Ashley range. You might say - yeah, but what has that got to do with marquee lights? Well, I'm glad you asked! Masters let you take a 20cm SAMPLE of their wallpaper range. How cool is that? (I won't tell you how many different samples I've already taken!) So I used one of these samples to use in my marquee lights.
I also bought one of those cardboard letters from the discount store and used some battery operated lights that were sitting in the cupboard. All up I spent a total of $3.00, which was for the cardboard letter. So not only was my marquee letter easy to make, it was also so cheap. Gotta love that right?
(supplies: cardboard letter, fairy lights, pencil, eraser, ruler, stanley knife, coin. And glue, not pictured)
My own little Marquee letter, made by me! Finally a DIY I've done that isn't a total disaster!!