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DIY Light Up Letters

I am going to take absolutely no credit for this wedding DIY blog post, it comes courtesy of Ben’s step dad Jay, he is a DIY God and we are super lucky that he was keen to have a go at making something for our wedding. Jay is definitely the handiest guy to have around, he has helped us many, many times around our house and Ben and I just have him on speed dial when we attempt any DIY bits ourselves as it’s inevitable we will need him ha! He recently built the most beautiful pergola and decking area in his garden and their lovely house is definitely down to Jays hard work.

Knowing my love of photo taking and blogging Jay has made a step by step guide to making the letters that you’ll hopefully be able to follow quite easily if you decide to have a go at them.

The materials he used are:

♥ 1 sheet of 18mm MDF

♥ 1 sheet of 9mm MDF

♥ Paint

♥ Wood glue

♥ Builders Caulk (for filling)

♥ Nails

♥ Lights

 

The tools you will need:

♥ Hammer

♥ Saw

♥ Drill

♥ Jigsaw saw

♥ Circular saw

♥ Chop saw

♥ Nail gun

♥ Sander

♥ Silicone gun

♥ Straight edge

♥ Tape measure

♥ Paint roller and brush

 

Photo step by steps:

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Et voila, there you have it, gorgeous marquee lights!

Jay is going to make some stands for them so they don’t topple over and we need to get them PAT tested but then they are good to go, I’ll update this when he’s done them :))

I hope that’s pretty easy and straight forward to understand, if you need any more help feel free to message me on here or instagram and I’ll pass your questions onto Jay.

Thanks for reading xx

 

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