A is for……
The first name of our soon to be born little boy! We are pretty up front with the details of our lives, but we are keeping his name a secret. We are 99.9% sure we are giving this “A” name to him as his first name! So of course some customization is in order. He’s a baby after alll!
I am super loving this project because it’s quick and saved me a bunch of money. I love marquee letters. Carnival letters? Whatever you want to call them, I dig them. Urban was selling then for $179 a pop, and I was tempted to grab some. When I started spelling out words/names, I realized how much the bill was going to be and stopped myself from investing in reproductions and focused that money towards original art. Then pinterest does what it does best and gave me an idea (or better yet, some instructions) on how to make my own! Here is what you are going to need to grab to make your own:
- I got the letter at Joe-ann’s, though I would have preferred the largest “A” they were all out so I snagged the medium one for $4.99.
- The lights I got at Target, on sale for $6.48. I grabbed these ones for two reasons. 1.) The bulb is plastic. 2.) there were 10 lights on the strand.
- Primer (if you plan to paint your letter (or number!)
- Spray paint (you’ll need the primer, trust)
- x-acoto knife
This is super easy and gratifying!
1.) Cut along the edge of the back of your letter/number to create a “door”. Keep one side uncut. This is where your wire and “guts” will live and you’ll want to cover it up once you poke the light throughout.
2.) Prime your letter or number.
3.) Cut out small “X”‘s evenly spaced apart, this is where you will poke your light into. The “X” should be slightly smalle than the thin part of your bulb, ad the tension is what holds it in place.
4.) Now paint your letter/number. I painted it first when I tried, and it was pretty hard to poke the numb through.
5.) After it’s fully dry, poke the bulbs through the “X” and let the hollow insides house the wire.
6.) Tape up the back and let the plug hang out!
Did you knock anything off your pinterest to do list this week? I would love to see! Please share below!