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Mini Marquee Sign DIY

You know those super-cute, super-versatile mini marquee signs? Well, here’s the teeny tiny version – made out of a box of kitchen matches. Pop one of these in the mail instead of a plain old card, and really get your message across. You could also write a holiday message, attach a string to the top – and voila, a cute little Christmas tree ornament. They could also serve as adorable place cards!

Mini Marquee Sign DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Mini Marquee Sign DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Mini Marquee Sign DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Mini Marquee Sign DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Mini Marquee Sign DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: 2 ½” x 4 ½” box of kitchen matches, white card stock, Mini Marquee Alphabet Template, scissors, tape, double-sided tape.

Step 1: Print out the Mini Marquee Alphabet Template, and cut out the letters you need, leaving about ½” space on the top and bottom of each letter.
Step 2: Remove the outer box and all the matches. Remove the white cardboard strip that holds the matches in place and cut it in half lengthwise.
Step 3: Cut a piece of card stock to 4 3/8” x 4.
Step 4: Fold in one long edge 7/8” and repeat on the other side.
Step 5: Fit the card stock into the matchbox to create a platform for the letters to sit on – you may have to trim the sides to get it to fit snugly. Attach the thin strip of cardboard (that came with the matchbox) across the center of the white card stock, wrapping the ends around each side and securing with tape on the backside.
Step 6: Cut out the letters you need for your message, and line them up on double stick tape. Slip the top line letters under the cardboard strip, press down to stick to card stock, and then trim the top edge of the letters with scissors flush with the top edge of the folded card stock. Repeat with the lower line of letters, slipping the top under the cardboard strip, and trimming the lower edge flush with the bottom edge of the card stock.

Mini Marquee Sign DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Mini Marquee Sign DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Mini Marquee Sign DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Tim Gibson

  1. Anita32

    November 15, 2017

    This website rock my world ! :)

  2. Carrie Colbert

    November 15, 2017

    What a cute idea!! I love it

    More color please,
    Carrie
    carriecolbert.com

  3. Belle

    November 16, 2017

    I love the idea of these as Christmas ornaments too. They’d look so cute hanging from a tree!

    http://www.thislifeisbelle.com/

  4. Holly

    November 16, 2017

    These are actually the cutest! I love a good Marquee Sign so being able to make mini ones really excites me – the idea of using them as place cards is adorable too & something I will definitely be doing at Christmas. Yay!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

  5. An

    November 16, 2017

    Super cool idea! 😀

  6. Eva

    November 16, 2017

    LOVE IT!! Could you do a larger one that glows?

    http://www.shessobright.com

  7. Andrea

    November 25, 2017

    These are adorable! What a creative idea that can be used for so many different occasions! http://www.mammamode.com

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