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The light up letters made of corrugated cardboard are a shining example of unusual DIY ideas and simply look great. This home decor is easily mounted with adhesive screws – and without using a drill.
Glow Letter

Glow Letter

The light up letters made of corrugated cardboard are a shining example of unusual DIY ideas and simply look great. This home decor is easily mounted with adhesive screws – and without using a drill.



Time: approx. 1½ hours

This is how we do it:

01

Collect all items and let's start!

Step 1
Step 1

02

Using the steel ruler and the pencil, mark a surface of 3.5 cm width on the back of the letter: Allow about 5 cm distance to the long outer borders and 3 cm at the base and the top of the letter.

 

Step 2
Step 2

03

Outline the markings for the bulb sockets: 10 bulbs per long side and 5 bulbs in the horizontal area of the letter.

 

Step 3
Step 3

04

Cut the surface with the cutter and remove three layers of corrugated cardboard in this area. 
Please note: Make sure to pierce the drill marks through all cardboard layers with a long darning needle or knitting needle. This way all markings remain visible.

 

Step 4
Step 4

05

Equip the drill with the Forstner bit and carefully drill the marked holes for the bulb sockets.

 

Step 5
Step 5

06

Unscrew the fairy light bulbs and insert the sockets into the drill holes. The cut-outs serve to place the cables.

 

Step 6
Step 6

07

Cleanly cover the surface with the cables using the paper tape.

 

Step 7
Step 7

08

Screw the bulbs into the sockets on the front side of the letter.

 

Step 8
Step 8

09

Mount the adhesive screws according to the instructions on the package and allow the glue to dry (see instructions). 
Then hang the letter on the screws.

 

Step 9
Step 9
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