Christmas is going to be here before I know it so I am getting a head start on crafting and decorating this year! So today I want to share a really fun and simple craft that looks AMAZING! And the best part is that it lights up! I love marquee letters and this JOY marquee is super cute and I knew it would be perfect to use for my project today! Today I am going to share my rustic DIY JOY Christmas decor idea and how-to with you.
- Light-Up Marquee Letters
- Americana Chalky Finish Paint (I used Relic)
- Foam Paint Brush
- Sandpaper, 120 Grit
After I removed the marquee letters from the box I decided to paint the sides of the letters with chalky finish paint. What is great about chalky finish paint is that it sticks to nearly any surface with very little or no prep work. Because these letters are metal this paint will stick to it without a problem.
I simply painted one coat of paint on all the sides of the letters and let it dry completely. Because I wanted this to look a little bit rustic and worn there was no reason to paint more than one coat. One coat was perfect.
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Ashley is an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she just decided to start blogging about it, at Simply Designing! Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, but her sewing machine slightly scares her. She loves life, finds joy in the simple things, and is a firm believer that a good cup of hot chocolate or ice cream cures most things.