DIY Project -- Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
I wrote an article recently titled Rat Pack- Vintage Vegas Themed Wedding or Event. In it a gave a quick overview of how to make your own "Welcome to Vegas" sign. These are the more detailed instructions. For more vegas decorations visit Las Vegas Party Themes. Hope you enjoy them!
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- 4 golf club shipping boxes (same length) - available from most golf or sporting goods stores, they would love to get rid of them!
- Clear Packing tape
- 2 white 20" x 30" foam core board - available from a superstore, craft or office supply
- Royal blue wrapping paper
- hot glue gun and sticks
- crafting sticks (popsicle type)
- 1 red 20" x 30" foam core board
- Floral wire
- 2 - 50 light count packages of white/clear Christmas lights (battery or plug in style)
Step 7 -- Tape 1- 50 count light package of Christmas lights to the back of the diamond. This allows for 12 lights on 2 sides and 13 lights on 2 sides.
Step 8 -- Cut 7- 3" circles out of the 2nd piece of white foam board. Again, go slowly, layer by layer to cut down on ragged edges. Write the letters for "WELCOME", one on each circle.
Step 9 -- Starting with the "C" since it is in the middle of the top point of the diamond, attach it directly onto the diamond foam board. Working your way left of the "C", attach the "L", "E" and then "W". When you get to the "W", you will need to attach a popsicle/craft stick to the back side of the diamond with packing tape, taking care that it is sticking out to the area where the "W" will live. Then attach the "W" circle to the edge of the diamond and stick for stability.
Attach the "O", "M", and "e" in the same manner to the right of the middle "C".
Step 10 -- At this point, write what you want to say on your diamond shape below the "welcome" letters, before we put it all together.
Step 11 -- To make the 3-D star, draw and cut out one larger and one smaller 4 point star out of the red foam core board.
Step 12 -- Glue the small star on top of the larger star, turning the small star in a 45 degree angle.
Step 13 -- Turn your star over and tape the second strand of 50 count Christmas lights to the back of the star following the points and close to the edges.
Step 14 -- With wire, attach the finished star to the "U" shaped blue boxes, referring to the finished drawing for placement.
Step 15 -- Attach the diamond using a combination of hot glue and wire to the blue boxes in the position shown on the drawing.