How to DIY a custom-made Christmas snowflake light with neon EL wire

Here’s another DIY festive décor project for you – a glittery light-up neon snowflake. You can hang it on the wall to create a fabulously festive feature or use it as a lamp on your bedside table.

If you’ve ever been surprised by the cost of a real neon light, today’s project is for you. I’ve used electroluminescent wire (EL wire for searching online for it) to create an illuminated snowflake.

Once you’ve got to grips with using EL wire, you can easily create any neon design you like, from writing – like my neon pink Candy sign – to the outline of a vehicle, house, or even a wall-mounted light-up Christmas tree!

The full step-by-step project to help you DIY this neon snowflake decoration can be found in my blog post on the HandyMano blog. There are only 6 steps and it shouldn’t take you longer than a couple of hours to complete.

I wanted to make my neon snowflake look super-sparkly, so I gave the whole thing a top coat of glittery spray paint. The glitter paint from Rust-Oluem is also a clear top coat so it seals your project at the same time.

I wanted to create a ‘White Christmas” theme in my bedroom this year so I’ve added it to my bedside table, along with crisp bedding and a fluffy white runner. I’ll share some more photos of my snowy bedroom on the blog soon 😊

What do you think of my neon snowflake light? Let me know if you try out this project for yourself and leave me a comment if you think of a neon design that I can attempt to recreate in my next DIY blog post.



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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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