Choose your festive message. Mock up the shape on the wall with the pencil. Attach a command clip to the wall, close to the top of the first letter and another one in the bottom (and middle if necessary). Curve the rope to shape the first letter. Step back to admire the progress.
Attach another clip to the wall and repeat the first step for each letter.
Wrap the ribbon around the cord from the end of your message to the plug in or battery. Light it up!