Posted: Feb 10, 2014 7:00 AM
With a few simple items including foam board, globe lights and tape, this DIY heart marquee sign couldn't be a sweeter way to say Happy Valentine's Day.

allParenting heart marquee materials

What you'll need:

  • Foam board
  • Poster board
  • Box cutter
  • Small handsaw or X-Acto knife
  • Clear packing tape
  • String of large globe lights
  • Spray paint in color of choice

What you'll do:

allParenting heart marquee step 1

Start by tracing and cutting out your heart from the foam board using your box cutter.

allParenting heart marquee step 2

Then cut out a series of small holes the width of the receiving end of one of the light bulbs, evenly spacing them along the edge of the heart about 1-inch from the edge with a hole approximately 1 every 2-1/2-inches.

allParenting heart marquee step 3

Next, cut out strips of poster board 5 inches wide. Tape the strips around the outside of the heart with the heart placed in the middle of the strip. You will tape it to the back of the heart. Apply a few lines of tape until it feels secure.

allParenting heart marquee step 4

Spray your heart in the color of your choice.

Now push the bulbs through the front of the heart and attach the connectors from the back, making sure they are firmly screwed together.

allParenting DIY heart marquee

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