Spring Marquee Mantel

Spring Marquee Mantel by Natalie Wright for @heidiswapp

 

Hello, creative friends! My name is Natalie, and I am a member of the in-house creative team at American Crafts. We get to make all kinds of amazing projects using Heidi Swapp products. I know, I know. What a cool gig, right?? Last month I created this lovely marquee display for my mantle at home, and Heidi asked if I would be willing to share it with you. Ummm… yes please.

 

Spring Marquee Mantel by Natalie Wright for @heidiswapp

 

To make your spring marquee letters, you will need the letters spelling “SPRING” in the Heidi Swapp 10” Marquee letters found HERE.

 

Spring Marquee Mantel by Natalie Wright for @heidiswapp

 

You will also need a hot glue gun, green moss, and paper flowers. The moss and flowers I found at my local Michael’s craft store. They flowers are in the dollar bins, and they are really pretty up close!

 

Spring Marquee Mantel by Natalie Wright for @heidiswapp

 

To get started, first open all of your marquee letters, and insert the bulbs in each one.

 

Spring Marquee Mantel by Natalie Wright for @heidiswapp

 

Next, add the lights to the backside of each letter, and place two AA batteries inside each battery case.

 

Spring Marquee Mantel by Natalie Wright for @heidiswapp

 

Divide your letters so you have the S, R, and N ready to go. Using your hot glue gun and moss, gently hot glue the moss inside the letter, in between each bulb.

 

Spring Marquee Mantel by Natalie Wright for @heidiswapp

 

Fill each letter with moss to cover all of the white space on the bottom. It took me about two packs of moss to fill all three letters.

 

Spring Marquee Mantel by Natalie Wright for @heidiswapp

 

Take the remaining P, I, and G letters, and glue in the paper flowers.

 

Spring Marquee Mantel by Natalie Wright for @heidiswapp

 

The amount of flowers you use will depend on how full you want the marquee letters to be. I spaced mine apart, and then used the green flower leaves that come with them as filler. You can also cut additional leaves with green cardstock if you need to.

 

Spring Marquee Mantel by Natalie Wright for @heidiswapp

 

Last step!

 

Just arrange your letters in your home wherever you want to. These would look so lovely on your mantle, on a bookshelf, even on your front porch for a spring party!

 

Spring Marquee Mantel by Natalie Wright for @heidiswapp

 

I used the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Kit with mine, so feel free to be creative and personalize your marquee letters however you wish.

 

I just LOVE how these turned out. Only one problem… now I want to make them for every season! How cute would these marquee letters be for fall with leaves? Yup, totally going to do it. 😉

 

Happy crafting friends, and a wishing you a very happy spring!

 

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XOXOXO,

Natalie

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