Over the holidays season, my office had a decorating contest. Our department came up with the Christmas in Paris theme. Been in love with all the letter marquee lights on Pinterest. What a better way to display Paris than making an Eiffel Tower marquee light. With the inspiration from Anthropologie (here), you can now create your very own with this DIY project.
- Cardboard Boxes (Enough to make the Eiffel Tower frame and extra to create 3d effect)
- Box Cutter
- Clear Bulb String Lights (I had bought mine from World Market)
- Metallic Spray Paint
- Black Spray Pain
- Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Find Cardboard boxes that are about 4 to 5ft in height and 3 to 4ft wide.
Step 2: Using a ruler and pencil, freehand the shape of the Eiffel Tower. I had searched on google for Eiffel Tower to help draw the shape. Use a box cutter to cut out shape
Step 3: With the extra cardboard, cut out 1inch strips, enough to build the 3d frame. Use a hot glue gun to glue the strips to the main frame.
Step 4: Using a pencil, freehand circles where the lightrs will go. With a box cutter or scissors, X out. You do not have to be exact, cut enough so the you can punch a hole.
Step 5: Unscrew the bulbs and insert the string light from the back side of the frame.
*Note: There are 30 bulbs in a pack, I used about 25 and just kept the extra remaining string tucked in the back of the frame. You can use the extra bulbs in case one goes out.
Step 6: Once the holes are punched in, remove the string light in order to spray with metallic paint. Option to spray two coats. Let dry for 1 hour.
Step 7: Reinsert the string lights and screw the bulbs in. Plug in and Enjoy!