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Make marquee letters from trash!
Turn discarded styrofoam into large, intricate marquee letters with this fun technique!

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  • How to make a letter. Trash To Treasure Marquee Letters - Step 2
    Step 1

    Printed patterns from GraphicStock.com
    Styrofoam Cutter
    Large print out of a letter
    Americana Decoupage
    Americana Multi-Surface Satin in Metallic Gold
    Gold Glitter
    Small spray bottle
    Metallic gold paint marker

  • Step 2

    See the short video tutorial here:

  • How to make a letter. Trash To Treasure Marquee Letters - Step 3
    Step 3

    Here's How
    1. Print and cut a large letter
    2. Trace it on the smooth side of the styrofoam
    3. Using your styrofoam cutter, carefully (and slowly) cut out the letter
    4. Print your patterns from GraphicStock.com
    5. Trace the face of the styrofoam letter face down on the back of the printed pattern and then cut out
    6. & 7. Paint the edges of the styrofoam letter with the metallic gold paint
    8. & 9. Coat the edges of the letter (over the paint) with Americana Decoupage
    and then cover with glitter
    10. Mist both sides of the paper letter with a spray bottle to relax the paper and then decoupage to the face of the styrofoam letter
    11. Place something flat on top for a few minutes while it dries
    12. Edge the letters with a metallic gold paint marker
    *Keep your glitter from getting everywhere by adding another layer of Americana Decoupage
    over the glitter

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