How to use marquee lights for Mother's Day.

Mother’s Day is this weekend, put that special lady’s name in lights! Why stop there, decorate an entire tree in her honor. I did.


My Mother’s Day tree started with some Marquee Love letters from Heidi Swapp and a Pretty in Pink Potted Christmas Tree.

mothers-day-ornament I wanted to incorporate photos into my Mother’s Day tree. I printed a few of my faves onto fabric which I then ‘framed’ in small embroidery hoops I painted black. I made ornaments of grandmas, sisters, aunts – all of the moms in my life.


I love the way black and white pops off the pink tree. I used scrapbooking paper and a paper punch for the circles. The polka dotted garland is from the party aisle at the craft store.


The marquee letters are easily customizable with paint, paper, washi tape and more. I wanted mine to be black and white to match the tree.


Say it loud, say it proud, say I love all the moms in my life with a fun tree.

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Christmas lights are an essential element of every Christmas tree.

A lot of artificial Christmas trees today come pre-lit, eliminating the need to string lights on them yourself. However, there are still advantages to choosing unlit artificial Christmas trees, and one of them is that you get to choose the specific light type and color you want. While it may be a long wait before you need to restring lights on pre-lit trees, it won’t hurt to learn how to do it, just in case.

This post will give you a few tips and tricks so that you can string lights on your unlit classic or colorful Christmas tree, the professional way.