DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights - Engineer Mommy
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One of my favorite traditions that my family and I do regularly is get together and have a movie night at home. We absolutely love gathering around the TV, enjoying the some delicious snacks and watching a fabulous movie together. Now that my kids are getting a bit older, they are really enjoying this tradition, too. Recently, we celebrated a movie night together, as my kids were really looking forward to watching Finding Dory together. Today, I will share the tutorial for making a DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign w/ Lights. I will also be sharing some of our other movie night essentials, such as snacks, drinks, and Kleenex.

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

By the way, if you’d like to enjoy a movie night at your home, there is a fabulous Fandango movie promotion going on right now. When you buy any Kleenex product from BJ’s Wholesale Club, you can upload your receipt and get a free movie rental! Now that’s a great deal. Oh, and while you’re at the store, keep an eye out for the Kleenex® – Finding Dory Tissue Box Designs. It’s an adorable box that would be perfect for your movie night traditions. As always, the tissues are soft & absorbent! With the Kleenex® Finding Dory Tissue Box Designs, you can take Dory (and all his friends) anywhere. This design is only available for a limited time, so be sure to grab it while it lasts.
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Ready to make this Marquee Sign? Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • wooden crate or shadow box
  • alphabet stencils
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • battery-operated globe lights
  • paper (for backing of shadow box)
  • hot glue & glue gun
  • rhinestone ribbon
  • gold & silver foil washi tape
DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

Start by using the stencils to trace the outline of your letters in pencil. I decided to use the phrase “MOVIE NIGHT”.

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

Next, grab the paintbrush & some paint to fill in the letters on the paper. I decided to use two different shades in the blue family, but you can customize the colors to your decor/preferences. Once the paint is fully dried, lightly erase any pencil marks that may remain.
*TIP: When painting, be sure to use a fine paintbrush and proceed slowly. Don’t worry about small imperfections – it adds to the character of the piece!

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

Use the gold & silver foil washi tape to add some bling to the sign! I simply added five horizontal strips of washi tape across the paper. I love the added glamour that this adds!

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

Speaking of bling, it’s time to spruce up the shadow box, which will become the base of the marquee sign. I took some rhinestone ribbon and attached it the front of the shadow box frame with some hot glue. My ribbon was 8 rhinestones wide, so I had to cut it lengthwise (only 4 rhinestones fit across the frame width).

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

Now, it’s time to add the globe lights to the shadow box. You have the option of attaching the lights to the front edge, inside edge or outside edge of the shadow box. I chose to use the front edge and I really love the way it turned out. I simply used some hot glue to attach the bulbs directly to the rhinestone ribbon.
*TIP: Depending on how many bulbs are on your string of lights and the size of your shadow box, plan out the placement so that the bulbs are evenly distributed across your shadow box.

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

What’s my favorite part of craft projects? Putting it all together! So simply slide the paper sign into the shadow box. Here is the final product!

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

I love that this little sign stands up so nicely! We are totally ready for our movie night!

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

Here it is in on the shelf in our movie room! Notice I placed it right next to a box of Kleenex. We love that Kleenex is soft, strong and absorbent. It’s definitely a movie night must-have for all those sniffly, sad scenes.

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

Last week, I picked up this great value of Kleenex from BJ’s Wholesale Club. It comes with 10 boxes, each of which has 160 2-ply tissues! I try to stock up on Kleenex Everyday Tissues to make sure I always have these on hand for family & friends throughout the year.

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

I love that each box is decorative on the outside so I can leave them out and they look fabulous in my home. In fact, I use these tissues many times throughout each day. These tissues are perfect for makeup mishaps, flu season sneezes, kid’s messy faces, and so much more. I love that I can use just one tissue and then throw it away.

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

Each tissue is both soft and strong! With the 2-ply thickness, these absorbent tissues lock in moisture very well.

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

I actually keep a box in multiple locations, including the kitchen, the bathroom, the garage, the car, the desk, etc. When it comes to sharing, one individual tissue is all it takes to show someone you care. Share your tissues with a friend or stranger today!

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

What else did we use for our movie night? Well, of course, snacks are another must-have item. I like to make things feel more festive by using cute containers, like this retro one for the popcorn. Crunchy pretzels are another movie night favorite in our house.

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

 

There’s something about cuddling up and being cozy while watching a movie with family. So I always have on hand a nice collection of throws & pillows to make sure everyone stays warm and comfortable during the movie.

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

We can’t have all those savory, crunchy snacks without drinks. So I poured myself a nice glass of sparkling flavored water, while my daughters drank some lemon-flavored water in their straw cups. Yes, my 3 and 5 year old have developed a taste for fruit-infused water! I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!  :)

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

Finding Dory was such a fabulous movie and we all enjoyed spending time together watching the movie.

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

Want to pick up some Kleenex products for yourself? Get Kleenex in the paper goods aisle at your local BJ’s Wholesale Club. And don’t forget- when you buy any Kleenex product & upload your receipt, you will get a free movie rental! Take advantage of this deal before it ends!
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To stay up-to-date on the latest news & offers from Kleenex, be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Now, add  Kleenex® – Finding Dory to your next shopping list and tell me: How do you make your movie night special? What are your movie night must-haves?







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 April 3, 2017  Posted by

17 Responses to “DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights”

  1. That sign is too cute. We do family movie night almost every week and it’s something that we all look forward to :)

  2. What a cute marquee sign – perfect for movie night! We always love movie nights too. It’s a great way to spend time with the family.

  3. It’s always best t o have a box of kleenex available in the house. It’s multipurpose from cleaning yourself to using it on food and others. The movie sign really stands out.

  4. That is so cute and creative. It would make movie night more special…especially with popcorn lol.

  5. The marquee sign with lights is awesome! I wish I had your talent to come up with things like that. We always look forward to our family movie nights and that is every Saturday. It is one of the best bonding activities we love!

  6. That would be fun to do! My son is always trying to find ways to make stuff creative for entire family to do together.

  7. Movie nights are the best. I love your Marquee sign. What a great way to create a fun atmosphere for family movie night. We simply must watch Finding Dory. I cannot believe we haven’t seen it yet. Kleenex are always in my home, can’t be without those!

  8. Such a cute marquee sign – perfect for movie night!. It’s a great way to spend time with the family.

  9. We have movie night all the time but we have never went all out by making a movie night sign. Turned out great and fun craft project.

  10. We absolutely LOVE our home movie nights! Your marquee sign is SO CUTE – what a fun DIY. And isn’t Finding Dory the best?!? I definitely needed Kleenex!

  11. I love having family movie night at home. It is the perfect time to cuddle and talk to your kids while watching a fun movie. The marquee is a fun DIY project.

  12. Aww I totally love the look of your sign! It would be so cute for our family nights staying in.

  13. Now that is an adorable idea. The kids would have a lot of fun with this. Finding Dory was such a cute movie too. Nothing better than movie night as a family.

  14. That sign is super cute! I love having movie nights. We usually have pizza and popcorn when we have ours.

  15. What a fabulous idea for movie night, My family would love that sign!

  16. So cute, and it’s a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing

  17. Your movie night sign is just too cute. I love a nice night in with the family. Movie night is always great with snacks and fuzzy blankets. My crew knows the kleenex needs to be handy, because mom is always the first to cry at a sappy sad movie.

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