This is a simple how-to for mesh letters. Mesh letters are made of 1/2" wire fabric cloth wire (metal mesh fencing). I recommend using the vinyl coated meshing for stability and longevity. All letter designs shown here are 3' tall and vary in width. Each letter also uses 100 mini lights except for the letters "M" & "W" which both use 150 mini lights.
A down loadable .pdf template has been made for each letter of the alphabet. Each template has the cut pattern,
light placement and wire path. Scroll to the bottom of page for template links
1.) Use template to cut letter pattern out. When cutting try to only cut out the exact amount needed for that particular letter. Remember it is ok to cut a letter upsidedown or even backwards, all you have to do is flip it over and the letter will be the correct way.
2.) To light the letter you will need 100 or 150 4" zip ties. Start at the location that has the beginning light and zip tie it down.
Note:You should keep the direction of the light either facing down or sideways. If you have the light facing up the letter will appear to have a bare spot because they will not be visable.
3.) It is much easier to get the perameter set and then fill it in with the lights. To do this count out the light that has the next dirrection change and zip tie that light. In the case of the pic shown we count 10 lights from the first light and zip tie it. Continue around until all corners and direction changes are tied down.
4.) After all corners and direction changes have been tied down, all you need to do now is fill in all the lights left. You don't need to follow the plans exactly now because you have the perameter. Just remember to not aim the light straight up.
5.) These letters can easily be laid on top of your roof for placement. I did not do anything special to hold them down.