Star Light, Star Bright

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Marquee letters are all the rage … but they are metal, large and expensive.

Heidi Swapp came out with a smaller version you can make to match your house. Called Marquee Love, these ones sell for $12.99 and come in all of the letters of the alphabet and a few shapes. I started with a star to see how I would like it.

The box contains the white chipboard shape, the lights, cord and battery pack and a template for covering the inside with paper.

001I painted mine with Gold Distress Paint as a base.

003Then I went around the edges with Archival Ink in Potting Soil.

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On the inside of the piece, I added IndigoBlu Megaflake in Morris Dance. I love the aged appearance it gives …

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Then it was just a matter of sticking in the lights and attaching the cord and battery pack …

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Pretty cool, eh?!