MY DIY | Neon Letter Light

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I chatted a bit about how I have been wanting a neon light FOREVER, but I never made the purchase because of the price tag. Now, I can make a million for a fraction of the price! It’s a simple as adhearing battery powered neon tubing to wire (thanks Shrimp Salad Circus for your tutorial which led me to this magical lighting). I have to admit, I was so excited when first I got the supplies, I started bending the wire into the first word that popped into my head! I already have more ordered to take on more complicated phrases. But “Hello” is a great word to practice on because is it mostly loops.  My fave thing is that it looks as cool during the day, as it does lit up at night! Step and supplies after the break, and stay tuned for the more advanced Neon Light Bulb with a concrete base (complete with a DIY Kit)!  

 

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What you need:
Marker 
Piece of paper
Wire
Pliers 
E6000
Neon rope light 
Binder clips

What you do:
Step 1: Draw the word you would like to make on a piece of paper. Use a continuous stroke (do not pick up marker from paper) because the wire will follow your outline.
Step 2: Next, use the pliers to bend the wire into the word using your drawing as a guideline.
Step 3: Once your wire has been bent into the desired shape, apply E6000 glue to the wire, a couple inches at a time, then adhere the neon light rope directly on top of the glue. Start with the side without the battery pack. Use the binder clips to hold the light to the wire as you continue to work on different sections. Tip: you can remove the battery pack if you need to thread the lights though small loops. Let dry completely.
Step 4: Load AA batteries into the neon rope battery pack for a unique at-home lighting installation!

 

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  1. Hannah says:

    It looks awesome! I love neon lighting and it’s such a great idea to use rope lights – it looks amazing against the white walls (I wish I had an enormous house with white walls that I could fill with crafty art!)
    Hannah x
    http://crafternooncabaretclub.com/blog

  2. trudy says:

    This is such a cool idea and a lot less cheaper than buying outright! x
    TrudyJohanna UK Lifestyle Blog

  3. Charlotte says:

    I really want to try this out 😀 I think it is a great way to liven up a room!

  4. sherry says:

    Nice way to jazz up a wall and room. Red and green will be great for Christmas.

  5. Vanisha says:

    Love this! What an awesome idea!

  6. Anne says:

    This looks awesome! I’d love to try it but I think I’ll go with a name or phrase instead.

    http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com/

  7. Paige says:

    These are so cute! I definitely want to try this soon!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  8. Lynn says:

    So cute! I love the simplicity of your white brick wall and nightstand too.

    -Lynn
    http://www.thisrainylife.com

  9. Tricia says:

    So I just ordered the rope lights… Tuesday (when they arrive) can’t get here soon enough. I’ll probably work on the wire this weekend! I’m so stinking excited, I’ve been dying for a neon light to go over my bed for ages and this definitely fits my budget better. 🙂

  10. Lucadonta says:

    This is such a great idea! Its so nice to be able to write whatever you want to too, and for less money – perfect! I cant wait to see the Neon Light Bulb tutorial 🙂

  11. sharon says:

    Such a great ides with little expense.

  12. Livi's says:

    Hello!
    I would like to invite you to check out my etsy store, I do handmade make up bags and It would mean the world to me if you could check them out! Thank you!

  13. Jamie says:

    Great tutorial. I’ve always wanted to get the grand kids neon signs. Now I can help them make their own!

  14. Stacey Butler says:

    What size battery pack did you order to go with the lights or did it come with? On Amazon, it appears separate.

  15. This sign is awesome. I feel that it adds some coziness to the place!

    Best Regards,
    Angelina Stroumpouli
    just-angelina.com

  16. Rachel Ang says:

    Good job! This looks amazing!!

    Rachel x
    thehappybits.blogspot.com

  17. Lindsay says:

    Thanks for sharing! How cool 🙂

  18. Marley says:

    this is awesome!!! i absolutely love it <3 maybe i will have to recreate it on my blog Basicbloggerss.com 🙂

  19. Helen says:

    This is such a cool idea!
    I’ve wanted something like this for a long time but was always put off by the price.
    I’ll definitely give this a go as I can create exactly what I want!
    Helen

    http://www.jumblebug.co.uk

  20. great idea!! love the phone

  21. Mimi Ho says:

    Love this idea! Such an easy way to add color to the room!

  22. This is amazing! I’ve always wanted one of these, can’t wait to try it out!!

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