Do you have a boring bookshelf or an empty desk begging for a splash of style? Amp up the cool factor of any room by creating an arrow marquee sign! This easy project can be personalized to fit any color scheme or decor style. With a contemporary design and fun lights, this sign will look amazing anywhere, whether it be in a dorm room or a home office. Find out just how simple this project is, then do it yourself!
What You Need
- Paper hole punch
- Scissors or crafts knife
- Marbled paper
- Arrow marquee kit
Step 1: Trace
Begin the project with an arrow template. If no template was provided with your marquee light kit, simply trace around the plastic marquee interior using a sheet of scratch paper, then cut out the shape. Trace the arrow template onto the back of the marbled paper.
Tip: For a fun variation, try using striped or patterned paper instead of marbled paper.
Step 2: Cut
Next, grab your scissors and cut out the arrow shape you've traced onto the marbled paper. Use a paper punch to cut holes for the lights.
Step 3: Assemble
Place the paper cutout into the arrow. Attach the light bulbs that came with the kit, and insert the string lights. Finally, tuck the wires and battery pack into the back of the arrow. Display on a stack of books, next to indoor greenery, or wherever you just want a little extra style!
Light it Up
Want to add more fun lights around your home? String lights are a great way to add style and lighting at the same time. No longer used for just the Christmas tree, string lights look beautiful anywhere. Hang them up on the patio for extra light in the evening, or create ambiance for a party by draping them above the kitchen table. Whichever way you decide to show off these lights, they're sure to make a fabulous impression.