Kara's Party Ideas DIY Marquee Light Fall + Halloween Letter Pumpkins by Kara's Party Ideas | Kara Allen

DIY marquee light Fall + Halloween pumpkin letters by Kara Allen | Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com #michaelsmakers

I’m so excited to share my September Michaels Makers Challenge with you today! Our first project of the year was titled ‘Craft Pumpkins’ and I was really excited to take on the task. After browsing through all the fabulous items at my local Michaels store, I decided that I wanted to try to create some fun DIY MARQUEE LIGHT FALL LETTER PUMPKINS! I’m so happy with how they turned out!

DIY marquee light Fall + Halloween pumpkin letters by Kara Allen | Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com

DIY marquee light Fall + Halloween pumpkin letters by Kara Allen | Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com #michaelsmakers

To kick off fall in your own home, visit Michaels.com and check out the variety of craft pumpkins available – there is every color, shape and size you could ever want!

DIY marquee light Fall + Halloween pumpkin letters by Kara Allen | Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com #michaelsmakers

DIY Fall + Halloween Marquee Light Letter Pumpkins Tutorial-

Items needed (all available at Michaels Stores or on Michales.com):
Heidi Swapp Marquee Light Letters
Craft Pumpkins
X-Acto Knife

DIY marquee light Fall + Halloween pumpkin letters by Kara Allen | Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com #michaelsmakers

I love Heidi Swapp’s vintage inspired marquee letters and have used them for so many projects!

Step 1- Using the letter insert included with the Marquee letter, trace the outline of a letter of choice onto the front of your craft pumpkin.

DIY marquee light Fall + Halloween pumpkin letters by Kara Allen | Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com #michaelsmakers

Step 2- Using an X-Acto knife, carefully cut out the letter shape from your pumpkin. Please note, cut the letter a little larger than the actual pattern, as demonstrated below.

DIY marquee light Fall + Halloween pumpkin letters by Kara Allen | Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com #michaelsmakers

Step 3- Paint or decorate your marquee lights as desired.

DIY marquee light Fall + Halloween pumpkin letters by Kara Allen | Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com #michaelsmakers

Step 4- Insert your letter into the front of your pumpkins, pushing the letter about 1/2 way in. 

DIY marquee light Fall + Halloween pumpkin letters by Kara Allen | Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com #michaelsmakers

Turn on your marquee letter lights (battery operated) and enjoy your new fall vintage marquee light pumpkins!

DIY marquee light Fall + Halloween pumpkin letters by Kara Allen | Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com #michaelsmakers

If you’re in need of more fall décor inspiration be sure to look at the 49 other DIY pumpkin projects from the rest of the Michaels Makers – they are fabulous!


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  1. Amy Anderson says:

    These are SO fun! Perfect for a porch or patio Love them!

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    What did you use on these to distress them? I love this craft and have all supplies ready to go, can’t wait!!

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