How to Make a Hollywood Marquee Out of Cardboard

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How to Make a Hollywood Marquee Out of Cardboard
Make a Hollywood marquee with cardboard. (Hollywood Sign image by crossgolfing from

Give your play or home movie screening some red-carpet sizzle by creating your own Hollywood-style marquee. Or make your own marquee out of cardboard and glue for a Hollywood-themed party or red-carpet-themed night. Mount the letters of the play or movie title on a cardboard sheet and hang from the doorway for an authentic feel.

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Things you need

  • At least 3 cardboard boxes (large boxes if you are making a large letters, smaller boxes for smaller letters)
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • String

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  1. 1

    Trace each letter of the play or movie title onto a separate piece of paper using a pen or pencil.

  2. 2

    Cut out each letter using scissors.

  3. 3

    Cut the cardboard boxes so you have large, flat sheets of cardboard. Make sure you have enough flat sheets to accommodate every letter.

  4. 4

    Using the templates you cut out on paper, trace one letter on each piece of cardboard.

  5. 5

    Cut out the cardboard letters.

  6. 6

    Glue every letter in order onto the side of a long cardboard box or cardboard sheet.

  7. 7

    Decorate around the letters with paint or markers to customise the marquee.

  8. 8

    Punch two holes in either side of the cardboard box or sheet and thread string through.

  9. 9

    Hang the marquee in a doorway or another prominent entrance space.

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