I was so inspired by I Spy DIY's neon letter light sign last week that I made one for Brandon's studio this weekend. We're obsessed with our new little addition to the rising sun digs (as we so lovingly call our new apartment). The coolest thing about this project is that each sign will be totally unique and replicate your own handwriting! I'll explain the "how to" below but first, supplies!
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This project is so simple! It only took a bit of an afternoon, and the finished product is something Brandon can keep in his studio for years to come. (Thanks again to I Spy DIY for originally sharing this project!)
1. First, write the word you would like to make on a piece of paper using a continuous stroke (do not pick up marker or pencil from paper). Your wire will follow this line.
2. I found it easiest to tape down my wire (leaving about 6" off the page) at the start of my "s". It stopped the wire from moving all around as I shaped my word.
3. Use your pliers to bend your wire into the shape of your word using your paper as a template.
4. Once your wire is bent into the word or shape you chose, apply E6000 glue to the wire. Do so a few inches at a time and follow by applying the neon rope directly on top. Note: start by gluing the side of the light without the battery pack. Use clothespins to hold the neon rope to the wire as you continue to work your way through your design.
5. Let dry completely.
6. Install AA batteries, hang in desired spot, and enjoy!
What word, phrase, or design would you choose for your space? If you do choose to try to it, use #jeuneamourstyle to share your DIY!