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DIY Marquee Letters with your Cricut Explore

September 17, 2014

Create these DIY Marquee Letters using your Cricut Explore and some chipboard. Perfect for a wedding or even home decor.
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I had so much fun making these DIY Marquee Letters and who knew they’d be quick and easy. The only thing I recommend is strong paper like chipboard and battery-powered lights rather than string lights, that’s it. I love easy projects and even though these were quick for me, I did have a failed attempt my first round.

Supplies –

Custom Marquee Letters with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.comThe first round, I thought I wanted to use foam core. I made the stencils just using standard paper and cut the foam core with a xacto knife and cut some poster board 4″x24″. The foam core was my worst enemy. My blade must not have been sharp enough and plus this is a Cricut Design Star Challenge! Duh, if you can’t actually cut it in the machine…don’t use it, Lindsay! So I scrapped it once it was done. Plus I didn’t like the measurements I had anyways so it was a win-win.DIY Marquee Letters with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.comI used the Don Juan Cricut font in the Design Space and then I placed x’s in the Disco font and as I selected all shapes I pressed the Attach button in the Layers tab. It set everything to a cut setting and I cut away. I then created a shape where it was a rectangle with 1/2″ tabs to fold over. I should have made a score line in Design Space, however, I do like to use it outside of my machine as well and I used my fabric ruler and scored right on the edge where I wanted to fold.Custom Marquee Letter with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.comWhen they were finished I placed my fold against the end of the letter and some hot glue and just began folding. When it was time for the creases, I knew a little bit beforehand so I would mark them and score them before it got too close to where they were glued down. I started on the corner and then placed a light bead of hot glue to make a straight seam.Custom Marquee Letters with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.comFor the lights, I found these at Michaels. I know they sell actual small globe lights but for now, I could only find those in orange so I opted for these that I could find in white. Just take off the bulb and press it through the top and connect it to the bottom. I did glue the battery pack onto the back of these, think about how you want them to either stand or hang when you do this.
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Again, I was so impressed with how the Cricut Explore cut the chipboard. I would have never attempted this with my Silhouette and then to do intricate cuts was a whole other thing. I’m really impressed by how easy it is becoming to me. It was a learning curve but I think I’ve got this.

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