22 DIY Ways To Make Your Whole Life Neon

Neon isn’t just for the periodic table and cheap pizza place signs. It can also brighten up EVERYTHING YOU OWN.

1. Stamp a tote bag with neon paint.

And carry it with you everywhere you go, spreading the gospel of fluorescence.

2. Use bows to brighten up boring brown boxes.


3. Knit mittens with highlighter-yellow tips.

Pattern here.

5. Or a flower pot.

Directions here.


Decoupage the heck out of them.

8. Punch up a light fixture with neon string or yarn.

Directions here.

9. Use the childhood relic that is modeling clay to make geometric bobby pins.

Find out how here.

10. Or use the same technique to make little earrings.

10/10 would wear.

11. Spray-paint plastic animals for a zoo’s worth of pushpins.

Here is how.

12. Neon pinecones make the very best placecards.

It’s science.

13. Paint your nails with an ever-so-subtle bright yellow accent.

Directions here, in French, and I apologize in advance if you never want to leave this blog again and die of starvation.

14. Make wall art with wire-wrapped letters.

Directions here.

15. Neon-ize your shoes with stitching.

Directions here.

16. Or by painting the toes.


17. For something quasi-useless but definitely adorable, make bright paper gems.

Folding paper is the most soothing.

18. Protect your surfaces with neon coasters.

Directions here.

19. And if you still use a mousepad, this one’s your bro.

Here’s how.

20. Dip your candles with *pizzazz*.

Tutorial here.

21. Turn a boring shirt into a TRANSCENDENT shirtdress.

Directions here.

22. Make a neon basket in which to keep all the other neon artifacts of your neon dreams.


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