Last night I attended the Do-It-Herself workshop at Home Depot. They made their lighted, mantle sign out of wood with a wooden border and wooden letters. It was a great class, I had a great time, and highly recommend them to others who want to go.
Inspired at 4 AM, this was my take on the lighted sign. Mine is made from canvas. The background is shelf paper and the letters were cut out of scrapbook paper. I used a strand of twenty clear Christmas bulbs that are battery powered. They are secured in the back after being poked through the small holes I made.