If your walls are feeling dull, brighten things up! This DIY neon sign is a B+C-approved way to liven up your decor. Customize it with letters or designs for a cool-girl approach to an old-school fave. Then plug it in, switch on the lights, and enjoy the electrifying glow.

Materials and Tools:

  • 1 printed monogram or design
  • 1 piece of colored 8 x 10 acrylic
  • tape
  • drill
  • 7-8 zip ties
  • flexible neon
  • marker
Neon Necklace

Instructions:

  1. Find a design (like an ampersand) you like online and print it out.
  2. Lay a piece of acrylic (the size of your paper) over your design, and tape each side to fasten them together.
  3. Lay the flexible neon over the design and keep it in place with tape.
  4. Mark drill spots every four to five inches along the outside of the design. Then, use a drill to create the holes.
  5. Insert zip ties through the holes to secure the flexible neon in the shape of your design to the acrylic board.
  6. Remove the tape from the acrylic board.
  7. Plug it in and enjoy your glowing fixture!

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(Photos via Brittany Griffin / Brit + Co)