Personalizable Photo and Light Up Sign

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This is a super easy project and can be adapted for so many important occasions! Graduations, Weddings, Baby Showers…. the list goes on and on!

First I have to give my daughter credit for this… it’s her project and I’m just posting it on her behalf.
You’ll need:
A strand of lights – color of your choice
Poster board – color of your choice
Printed out letters or numbers
Pencil
Punch/ice pick/ screwdriver, etc – something to poke through
Photos
Thumb tacks/double sided tape
First print out your letters, numbers, symbols, etc. My daughter chose her school’s letters. This could easily be a special date, year, initials, etc.

Mark the spacing of where you want your lights to be inside the numbers or letters.

Line up your letters/numbers/symbols onto your poster board the way you want them spaced out.

Using your punch/pencil/screwdriver/etc poke holes where you marked on your letters.

It should look something like this when you move the paper away

Poke your lights though the back of the poster board through the holes. My daughter’s school colors are black and green which is why her poster board is black and the lights are green.

It will look something like this on the back. The lights should stay on their own, but if you are having trouble keeping them in just add a little drop of hot glue in the back to hold them in place.

On the front using thumb tacks or double sided tape, cover the front around the lights with photos to fit your theme.
My daughter likes to change out her photos annually so she opted for thumb tacks.
She displays it with a photo easel.
This is super adaptable for any celebration, or just to have in your home.

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18 Comments

  1. What fun! She did a great job!

    1. So proud of her, such a fun thing to have in a teen room πŸ™‚

  2. Awesome idea! Super cute & can be made for so many things!

    1. Thanks Jenny, so proud of my daughter πŸ™‚ She hopes to use this for graduation next year.

  3. Mother of 3 says:

    Such a fun craft! I would definitely have made something like this when I was in high school.

    1. Thank you Joanne, so proud of my daughter and her DIY πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Kathleen, I am so proud of my daughter for making this one πŸ™‚

  4. Oh this is fun, you could adapt this for so many different occasions too. Your daughter has such creative talent ^_^

    1. Thank you so much Julie, you are so right and thank you I’m very proud of her πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Menaka, so proud of my daughter’s hard work.

  5. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

    1. Thanks Marilyn, hope you’re having a great week

  6. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

    1. Thank you for Pinning and sharing Marilyn, I appreciate it.

  7. This project really could be used for so many different occasions, and would make a lovely gift. Your daughter did a wonderful job, Chas. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I wish you lots of blessings in the week ahead!

    1. Thank you so very much April, it was quite a wonderful, exciting, and exhausting week. You are right this is so adaptable for many occasions, thanks for sharing that.

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