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See your name in lights with a DIY light-up sign!
I've always wanted a Cut Out + Keep light-up sign for my craft space, so I finally decided to make one!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1105 projects »
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  • How to make a letter. Light-Up Sign - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started by making paper templates of my letters. I literally traced the Cut Out + Keep letters off the site using my laptop as a light-box.

    Stick them on your wall beforehand to see how your sign is going to look and that you've made them the right size.

  • Step 2

    Trace around your paper letters on to thick frosted plastic and cut out.

  • How to make a letter. Light-Up Sign - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut strips of paper, so that they're as wide as you'd like the depth of your finished letters. Fold the strips around the plastic and fold at the edges.

  • How to make a letter. Light-Up Sign - Step 4
    Step 4

    Trace around your strips on to thick black card and score along the folded edges, to create flaps.

  • How to make a letter. Light-Up Sign - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue the card together, to form the shape of the letter.

  • How to make a letter. Light-Up Sign - Step 6
    Step 6

    Glue around the inside edge of the black card and place your frosted plastic letter inside. Hold in place until the glue dries and the plastic is secure.

  • How to make a letter. Light-Up Sign - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make the rest of your letters. Some are trickier than others but you'll get the hang of it.

  • How to make a letter. Light-Up Sign - Step 8
    Step 8

    You can then hang your letters on the wall and light them up on the inside using LED fairy lights.

    We attached ours to a pegboard wall and punched the fairy lights through from behind to hind any untidy cables.

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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Awwwww....that cat clock is so cute!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1373 projects
I know, I love Kit-Kat Clock!
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Karen B.
Karen B. · Chino Hills, California, US · 5 projects
Wow--*use your laptop as a lightbox*!!! Inspired!!! Thank you Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1373 projects
I know and it works so well. The iPad is also really good!
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Rachel's Craft Channel
Rachel's Craft Channel · Morris, Minnesota, US · 276 projects
When I click on the string paint project it brings me here.
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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
This is fabulous!!
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Ichigo M.
Ichigo M. · 13 projects
:O thats cool i wish i could make it, but i need somewhere to put them....
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Summer
Summer · Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, DE
Epic! xD
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Angela  I.
Angela I. · 2 projects
Awesome!
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