I teamed up again with John Johnson Custom Homes this past summer for one of the Parade of Homes that I worked on.
I mulled over how to make them for a while and it hit pretty much like a lightning bolt. I just needed to make a simple frame. A really, really large frame.
Thin piece of plywood (I used two 4×8 pieces) more or less, depending on the size of your posters.
2×4’s to build the edge of the frame.
Strand of outdoor lights, one strand per frame.
Drill with drill bit, large enough for the base of the lights to fit through the frame.
Homeright Paint Sprayer.
Compound Miter Saw.
Directions: Left to Right
1. Measure out poster size and cut plywood down to size, remembering to allow for the 2×4’s to frame it out. I had the home inprovement store cut them down since the pieces were so large.
2. Measure and mark your 2×4’s to make a 45degree cut on each board. The laser light on my Ryobi is a lifesaver 🙂
3. Set all 2×4’s into place, adhereing with Liquid Nails. Let it set and cure overnight.
4. Fill all spots that need to be filled with wood filler. Let dry and sand.
5. Mark off all spots for the light strand placement. Drill holes and sand entire frame.
6. Begin spraying with your color of choice. I opted for flat black, the posters and lighting really popped with this. I used my Homeright Sprayer that I have raved about before (I used it on my DIY Wooden Wall Arrows and the DIY Explorer Marquee Sign, both for other Parade Homes) and had all four frames painted and dry in no time at all.
7. Run the lighting through the holes and hang. I simply nailed each frame to the wall. They are super light weight! I placed two nails about a 1/4 of the way down from the top, then using sticky tabs, attached the posters on top.
Clearly illuminated projects have been a thing around here! Wanting more lighted inspiration?
Be sure and check out my Christmas JOY Letters, JOY Stocking Holders, my daughters Illuminated Initials, DIY Marquee Letters,