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DIY: LOVE SHINE A LIGHT

We love a project at B.LOVED HQ, so when Wedding Ideas Magazine asked us to contribute to their latest DIY special I jumped at the opportunity to get a little hands on!  I wanted to create something pretty that would look fab at a wedding, party or celebration, but could also add a little personality at home.  Using a few simple items from my local DIY store, I created this DIY illuminated sign.  It’s sure to impress your guests, whatever the occasion, and I promise it’s super simple to make too!

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YOU WILL NEED:

  • A3 sheet of 10mm MDF board (from your local hardware store or amazon.co.uk)
  • Drill
  • 6mm drill bit
  • Paint to match your wedding colours
  • Battery-operated fairy lights

HOW TO:

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Begin by marking out your letters in pencil, it’s easiest to create and print out your own template otherwise it can be tricky to get the spacing right!

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Carefully drill each hole – prop the board up on tin cans or jars so you don’t accidently drill through the surface below!

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Paint the board in your chosen colour, taking care not to fill up the holes with paint.

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From the back, pop a light in each hole, and secure the battery pack out of sight with tape. Voilá! A beautiful illuminated sign ready for your big day!

Top Tip:

To hang this on a wall, just add a couple of screws to the back and string a wire between.

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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