Today we are wrapping up our 12 days of Christmas series with my favorite Christmas craft I’ve done ever! I plug this baby in everyday as soon as I get up. I originally shared it over at Mique’s blog, but I had to share it with you all too. Here is my quick and easy tutorial on how to make these awesome JOY marque letters.
First step: Run out to Hobby Lobby or your nearest craft store and grab some cardboard letters and spray paint them gold.
Next: Using a box cutter, CAREFULLY cut the front off of the letters and remove the inside supports.
Now: Spray the inside of the letters gold and use a sharpie to mark where you want to make your holes for the bulbs. Take a box cutter and make small holes in each of those marks to make the next step a little easier
Now: Take a Phillip’s head screwdriver and poke holes all the way through each of those little holes you just made. Make sure to use your hand to brace the cardboard so it doesn’t rip, but be careful you don’t jab your hand.
Last: Just push your lights through up to the end of the glass bulb leaving the plastic part of the light in the back. Plug in and enjoy!
I did a set for my daughter’s first birthday party, you can check that post out HERE.