Make a Neon Sign – Life Hacks Tips

Make a Neon Sign

I don’t know about you, but I love a good neon sign. I met a girl who literally makes neon signs as an art form and I still can’t get over how awesome that is… Anywho, why not make a faux one for your home in the words of your choice? This neon sign is super simple to make and can be made to say anything you would like! With some el-wire and a piece of plywood you can make a neon sign for any size and space. We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

SUPPLIES: -Printed out word / phrase in the font of your choice -Battery Powered El Wire ( I used white and bought a 30ft one just in case) -Drill -Gaffe Tape -Paint in the color of your choice (optional)(I used Rustoleum copper spray paint) -Picture Hangers -Loctite Gel Super Glue

STEP 1: Paint your plywood Paint your plywood if you want to have a painted sign. If you want to keep it as raw wood that is perfectly fine!

STEP 2: Add your words Once your paint has dried it is time to add the words!! Take your print out and arrange it as you would like it to be on your board. I cut each letter out at first thinking I might want to wiggle them around, but wound up just keeping them together just like they were printed.

STEP 3: Secure your words Tape down your words so that they don’t move around for the next step.

STEP 4: Drill holes for the wire Grab your drill and drill holes that are large enough for the diameter of the el wire that you purchased to fit through. You will be drilling holes at each entrance and exit point of your letters so that the wire will only be seen on the front to define the words and then feed through the back for all empty spaces in between.

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