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Turn an old chocolate box into a cute marquee light!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to make a decorative light. Chocolate Box Marquee - Step 1
    Step 1

    For this light, you'll need a metal chocolate box. You can usually find these going cheap after Valentine's day, like I did with mine.

  • How to make a decorative light. Chocolate Box Marquee - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove the lid and start by painting the bottom of the chocolate box with chalkboard paint.

  • How to make a decorative light. Chocolate Box Marquee - Step 3
    Step 3

    Allow to dry before adding a second coat.

  • How to make a decorative light. Chocolate Box Marquee - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once dry, turn the chocolate box over and mark out where you'd like each of your LED lights to go.

  • How to make a decorative light. Chocolate Box Marquee - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use an awl to punch a hole through the metal for each of the lights. Start small and then make the hole wider and wider with a screwdriver until the lights fit snuggly.

  • How to make a decorative light. Chocolate Box Marquee - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place the lights into each of the holes and tie the wire neatly at the back of the box before popping the chocolate box's lid back into place.

  • How to make a decorative light. Chocolate Box Marquee - Step 7
    Step 7

    Finally, use chalk to write a little note or quote on the front of your light.

  • How to make a decorative light. Chocolate Box Marquee - Step 8
    Step 8

    Turn it on and admire your work!

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