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Wood DIY LOVE Marquee Letters - Her Tool Belt

Wood DIY LOVE Marquee Letters - Her Tool Belt
Wood DIY LOVE Marquee Letters - Her Tool Belt
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These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

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How to Make DIY Love Marquee Letters from Wood


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

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On the sheet of 3/4″ plywood, measure and mark the location of the LOVE letters.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

To mark out the O, I used a piece of scrap wood to make a compass of sorts. Drill a hole the size of a pencil near one end, a hole 10″ from the first hole and 18″ from the first hole.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

Use a screw and place the end of the ‘compass’ in one of the two marks on the plywood. Place a pencil in either the 10″ or 18″ hole and mark a half circle, change to the other hole and mark another half circle. Change the screw to the other compass location and repeat. Use a ruler and mark straight lines on the edge of the half circles.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

Letters marked out on the plywood.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

Use a jigsaw to cut out the letters. To cut out the center of the O, drill a hole in the O center large enough that the jigsaw blade will fit, and cut out the donut hole.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

Letters cut from the plywood, they are starting to look cool.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

Next is to drill holes in the letters for the lights. You can space the lights however you want, but this is how I placed mine. The lights are all 4″ apart. Measure the diameter of the light sockets, mine with the clip needed a 7/8″ diameter hole. Drill holes for the lights.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

I used a drill and 7/8″ spade bit to drill the holes. The letters can be used like this, if you don’t want to add the trim around the edges.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

Adding Trim


I added trim around the plywood letters to give them a marquee look. I cut the 5mm (~1/4) underlayment sheet in strips that are 5 1/4″ wide. If you cut it the short way (48″) you’ll need about 11 strips. Cut the strips to fit your letters, but the following diagrams will give you a guide. After I cut each piece, I marked the center, applied wood glue and used a brad nailer to attach the strip to the plywood letter edge. (I think a stapler may work better, because sometimes the small brad nail head would go through the plywood. However most of the time the brad nails worked fine.)


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

The LVE were easy to put the trim around. When I got the the O, I realized the 5mm plywood wouldn’t bend as much as I hoped. I found a sheet of 2.7mm utility plywood that bends fairly easily. I cut the 2.7mm sheet into strips 5 1/4″ wide (6-7 strips).


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

I applied 2 layers of the 2.7mm strips to make the O look the same as the other letters.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

To keep the O from rolling away, I nailed a couple of pieces of 5 1/4″ scrap wood to the bottom. I ‘love’ how the turned out :-), they really are fun. Next I filled any gaps with spackle, let that dry and sanded it smooth.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

I primed the letters with Zinsser primer, then painted them with Behr Ultra Pure White paint. The paint sprayer made painting so easy with all of those corners.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

Once the paint dried, I removed the bulbs from the string light sockets and placed them in the holes.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

The string light wiring is in parallel, they will work without all of the light bulbs in the sockets. I used the excess string light wire as an extension cord to the power strip/surge protector. I replaced the bulbs into the socket and the letters are ready to go!


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

I did add ‘feet’ to the letters because the wedding was near a canyon and I was a little concerned about wind.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

A look down the aisle.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

Gorgeous mountain backdrop.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

After the ceremony the party moved inside for dinner. Later in the evening, the ceremony space became the dance floor and the letters really began to shine.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

The flames near the bottom are a s’more bar for those taking a break from dancing.


These are so cute for a wedding and make big statement! DIY LOVE marquee letters that are 40

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