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:


Collect all items and let's start!

Step 1


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


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


Step 3


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


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


Step 5


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


Step 6


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


Step 7


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


Step 8


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

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