Ah life, man it throws some curve balls (as I’m watching the LSU vs. TCU game), and today was no exception. For some time now, I’ve been wanting to “upgrade” my platform to be more professional, and LJ and Way rhyme – so I figured I’d give it a go!
I did not think it would lead to loosing all previous data on the prior site… but keepin’ my head up and moving forward. So, now that y’all know the backstory, welcome to my new site!
After much research and deliberating through alternatives, I stumbled upon various ways to make a neon sign, and put them all together to create my own. Oh, and for 1/4 of the price of a neon sign from the store.
Before I continue, I should make sure we’re all on the same page by giving y’all some examples. Plus, these are my favorite neon signs ever – anyone who knows me knows I love a good compliment, a good taco and a good nap.
See? How stinkin’ fun are these. I mean they’re cool at night and in the day, and so relevant and customizable for each person! Without waiting a second longer, let’s dig in.
NEON SIGN SUPPLIES:
- Jewelry wire
- Light wire
- Tacks/wall hooks
- Optional – poster board and marker for assistance
NEON SIGN STEPS:
- Optional – write out your “word” on the poster board to help you guide the jewelry wire. Need some help or “cutesy” hand writing? Fill out the form at the top of the page to get FIVE FREE templates
- Measure the amount of wire you’ll need by lining it up against the length of the light wire, cut with a little leeway on the jewelry wire
- Manipulate your jewelry wire to the word you desire, or if you followed the optional step, manipulate the wire to line up with your poster board writing
- Start wrapping the lights around the jewelry wire – it’s okay if it looks funky or doesn’t match exactly, we’ll fix it later!
- Go back through and take little snips of wire to tie the wire to the light wire, straightening the word out as you go
- Pop in your batteries and decide where you will hang it, putting in tacks/wall hooks at two-three high points in your word
- Light that bad boy up!
How cool does it look?! Like I said, cool in the day, cool at night, too. As you can see, I added an empty white frame and stuck some fake floral on the corner for a more finished look. Whatever you want, to each his own, it’s your call – I’m sure it’ll look great either way.
Ah so what do y’all think? Of the sign, of the new site, of it all. I had a rough day, but I’m looking at the finish as a “clean slate” and maybe new beginnings of something even greater than success I saw with “Once or Twice”?
Who knows! It’s all in God’s hands anyway
Until next time,
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