Trace letter template
Your Marquee Love kit will include a single marquee letter, string lighting, bulbs and a letter template. You'll need to purchase two AAA batteries per kit. Start by tracing the letter template onto the back of your chosen scrapbook paper. Since this is a USA marquee with a patriotic theme, you'll want to make the first letter red, the second letter white and the third letter blue.
Angle pencil tip
While tracing, angle the pencil tip to be as flush with the letter template as possible. The more precise your outline and cut is, the easier it will be for later steps. Be sure to trace the circles too.
Cut out the tracing on the scrapbook paper. Make your cuts as precise as possible for a snug fit into the marquee.
Punch traced holes
Use a single hole punch to punch out traced circles. The punch is smaller than the traced holes, so you will need to do an overlapped trio of punches to fill the entire space.It doesn't have to be perfectly circular, the imporant part is to stay within the traced area.
Insert your paper cutout into the marquee letter. Do not glue it down in case you want to switch or update the paper. It may be a snug fit, but don't give up. If it still does not fit, trim the snug areas.
Force the bulbs through the hole punched holes, turning and angling them until they fit snugly into the marquee. Don't feel the need to make the bulbs push all the way in, as long as it is snug and secure.
If desired, cut and glue strips of scrapbook paper to decorate the outside sides. Another option is to use Marquee Love glitter or glitter tape.
Your marquee is ready to have its light strung. Put the batteries in, then start with the light closest to the battery and work your way out. Always start at the bottom of the letter so the battery pack rests in the bottom of the marquee, otherwise one side of your letter will be top heavy and off balance. The lights are designed to accommodate different spacing in each letter.