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Have sweet dreams with a homemade blue moon neon sign!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1120 projects »
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  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by sketching your moon design onto a piece of paper, checking that you've got enough EL Wire to go around each line.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the template and stick it to the acrylic plastic using double sided sticky tape.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut around the template using a pair of heavy duty scissors.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place a sheet of cardboard of newspaper behind your work and get your EL wire.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 5
    Step 5

    Starting at the bottom edge, use a hot glue gun to stick the EL wire around the outline of the back of the moon.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stop just before you reach the facial features.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using a drill, make a hole at the end of the eye and at the end of each eyelash.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 8
    Step 8

    Make a second hole at the top of each eyelash.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 9
    Step 9

    Thread the wire down through the hole at the end of the eye and then bring it back through up through the top of the first eyelash and then down at the bottom of the first eyelash.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 10
    Step 10

    Repeat this until all the eyelashes have been threaded.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 11
    Step 11

    Continue glueing the wire along the outline of the moon until you reach the mouth and drill a hole at the end of the mouth.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 12
    Step 12

    Thread the wire along the mouth and then bring it back to the edge along the back, glueing into position on the front and back.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 13
    Step 13

    Glue the wire back down to the bottom edge and then remove your template.

  • How to make a decorative light. Blue Moon Neon Sign - Step 14
    Step 14

    Create a couple of stars in a similar style and hang on the wall. Use white electrical tape to cover any exposed wires.

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