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DIY Marquee Letter

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Your family will love using Antique Mod Podge to add a vintage look to create DIY marquee letters!
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Skill Level: Beginner


Mod Podge ® Foam Brush Set, 4 pc.
Item #24959
Great for applying Mod Podge, this foam brush set has an applicator for any size project.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Mod Podge ® Antique Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS12948
Give your projects an heirloom look with this special Mod Podge formula.


Other Supplies
Marquee letter kit
Ink Pad – Burnt Umber
Round medium paintbrush
Scrapbook paper
Hole punch


  1. Un-package the marquee letter and remove the letter insert.  Using an ink pad, distress the inside edges of the letter by gliding and tapping the pad onto the letter. Next, add a messy coat of Mod Podge Antique to the inside edges of the letter.
  2. Trace the letter insert onto a bright colored piece of scrapbook paper.  Cut of the paper.  Cut a different paper to fit around the entire outside edge of the letter.
  3. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the letter insert, position the cut-out onto the insert, smooth with your fingers to remove any air bubbles.  Allow to dry.  Hole punch the spots where the lights will go. Top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge matte and lightly sprinkle glitter over the design.  Set aside to dry.
  4. Using Mod Podge Matte and working around the outer edge of the letter, Mod Podge the papers around the entire outside.  Top-coat with Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter in various places. Add antique highlights with Mod Podge Antique.  Add more distressing my rubbing the ink pad around on the edges of the letter.
  5. Place the letter insert into the letter base and attach the lights.
  • PROJECT TIP: To glitter an item with Mod Podge, paint the item with Mod Podge Gloss and sprinkle glitter all over the item. Tap off the excess glitter and allow to dry.
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