Adapted from Kelly Boudreau McInvale’s blog post on Hello Boudreau | PHOTOS BY GIGGLE MAGAZINE
Vinyl vertical blinds
Pre-cut wood letters
PADDLE DRILL BIT
1 Sand letters to remove any splinters. (letters purchased from hobby lobby)
2 Remove the big bulbs from the string lights. Lay them on the letter and mark where holes need to be drilled. (string lights purchased from amazon.com)
3 Drill the holes for the bulbs.
4 Paint letters with chosen paint. Let dry.
5 For the border, line each letter with the blinds. Cut off extra and nail in place. (This takes two people.) (blinds purchased from lowe’s)
After the border is on, add some extra detail to your letters depending on style/taste.
7 Glue the bulbs into each hole. Remember, they should not have the string lights in them at this time.
8 Put the string lights back into each bulb and tape it to the back of the letter so it stays in place.
9 Plug in and enjoy!
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