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I loved my neon letter sign so much last week, I wanted take it a step further and create a lamp base using my other favortire DIY supply: Quick-dry cement! I love love love how this turned out, and the cement perfectly displays the neon lightbulb! I am addicted…what shape should I make next?! Check out the steps after the break, and get all the supplies in a Darby Smart DIY Kit HERE!

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What you need:
Marker
Piece of paper
Wire
Pliers
E6000
Neon rope light
Binder clips
Plastic container
Scissors
Fast dry cement kit

Get the DIY Kit HERE

What you do:
Step 1: Draw the lightbulb on a piece of paper as shown.
Step 2: Next, use the pliers to bend the wire into the shape. Use the drawing as a guideline. Adjust the bottom to fit your container. It will be submerged in cement.
Step 3: Once your wire has been bent into the desired shape, apply E6000 glue to it and attach the neon light rope directly on top of the glue. Use the binder clips to hold the light in place as you continue to work on different sections. Let dry completely.
Step 4: Mix the concrete. Follow the directions on the package to create a consistency that is a similar to a thin putty.
Step 5: Pour your cement into the container, then place your lightbulb frame in the cement. Center the wire, and hold until the cement starts to harden. Once the structure is secured in place, let the cement harden completely.
Step 7: After the cement has hardened, remove  from the container.
Step 8: Load AA batteries into the neon rope battery pack for a unique at-home lighting installation!


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  1. Margot says:

    This looks so gorgeous, simple and fun! Maybe I’ll try this one day! I think this would be a pefect accessory for and office and kids room, it shines “smart and funny” all over the room! 🙂

  2. Carol Costa says:

    Que liiiiindo Jenni! Estou apaixonada por esse abajur! Eu quero!!!
    http://dibobis.blogspot.com.br/

  3. Maddy B says:

    This is darling…I’m thinking I need to make one for my office to inspire some great ideas.

  4. sherry says:

    Such a cute clever idea.

  5. Paige says:

    This lamp is so fun! I love it!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  6. Amber says:

    Such a cute idea, perfect for an office!

    http://www.bambyfox.blogspot.co.uk

  7. This is adorable, the contrast of the yellow with the rest… Love it! Very pop art!

  8. Sydney says:

    Looks like a fun little project. Certainly don’t need an electrician to install this light fixture 🙂

  9. Fran says:

    Where did you hide the big battery pack?

  10. Vicky T. says:

    Super cute and seems pretty simple to create. Thanks for the idea!

    Vicky
    https://vickysscrapbook.wordpress.com/

  11. Pooja says:

    Oh wow, love this idea 🙂

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