Make it Merry | Marquee Love

MERRY 4" Marquee Love Banner | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

Happy happy Monday!

I usually don’t start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but this year I have started getting things ready to go a little early.

In fact, I’ve been Christmas-crafting up a storm, so the minute the turkey dishes get thrown into the dishwasher, the holiday decor can go up!

And Heidi’s brand new 4″ Marquee Love letters will be front and center in a little holiday banner I’ve created…

My decor has been getting a little more woodsy and natural looking over the past few years, so I chose woodgrain (MY FAVORITE EVER) to decorate my letters…

Here’s what I used:

MERRY 4" Marquee Love Banner | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

  • Some 4″ Marquee Love letters…I chose M-E-R-R-Y
  • 2″ Decorative Tape…I chose the woodgrain tape from the Gallery Wall (and Marquee Love) collection
  • Some patterned paper…I chose the fantastic woodgrain paper from the Marquee Love collection
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Twine (any string, yarn or ribbon will do here)

MERRY 4" Marquee Love Banner | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

I started by adding the decorative tape to the outside of each of my letters. Because the tape is wider than the letters, I trimmed off the excess with a craft knife and some scissors.

Then I traced my letters onto the woodgrain paper using the included letter template (same as you do with the larger Marquee Love letters & shapes), cut them out, placed them inside my letters and added my bulbs and lights.

MERRY 4" Marquee Love Banner | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

I attached my letters to each other (and to the battery pack & remote – sold separately) following Heidi’s instructions HERE (just scroll down and look for the video), and then I strung my twine through the pre-cut holes and slits in each letter and hung up my banner.

MERRY 4" Marquee Love Banner | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

I kinda love it.

MERRY 4" Marquee Love Banner | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

The lights just make everything so much more festive!

MERRY 4" Marquee Love Banner | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

I’m so ready to get our decorations up and to get this holiday season started!

Thanks so much for taking a peek! And check out Heidi’s blog all season for amazing holiday inspiration!

MERRY 4" Marquee Love Banner | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

SUPPLIES: Wood Grain 2″ Decorative Tape, Marquee Love 12×12 Paper Pad: Wood Grain Paper, 4″ Marquee Love letters: M E R R Y, Marquee Love Battery Pack & Remote – all items available at Michaels stores



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