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Add some kitsch fun to your home with this cute light
There is something about a cactus isn’t there? They are weird and wonderful plants, which not only look great, but also are incredible in the way they survive. The cactus trend has been very popular recently, with many companies creating funky and kitsch accessories and interiors based round the cactus. So I was thinking, let’s jump on board and celebrate this wonderful piece of nature too!

What better way to do this though, than by combining this trend with neon rope – it’s bold, bright and fun! This DIY cactus neon light will look great in your home, plus it is completely customisable to fit your scheme.

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  • How to make a decorative light. Cactus Neon Light - Step 1
    Step 1

    To begin, give the flowerpot a wipe so it is clean and dry. Now spray the flowerpot with neon pink spray paint all over. Leave to dry.

  • How to make a decorative light. Cactus Neon Light - Step 2
    Step 2

    Bend the green craft wire into a medium sized cactus shape.

  • How to make a decorative light. Cactus Neon Light - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now with the neon rope light, attach it to the wire cactus with the thin craft wire at intervals following the shape.

  • How to make a decorative light. Cactus Neon Light - Step 4
    Step 4

    To help the wire cactus stand up in the flowerpot, glue a wooden block into the base of the flowerpot.

  • How to make a decorative light. Cactus Neon Light - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut a strip of fabric, enough to cover the top of the flowerpot.

  • How to make a decorative light. Cactus Neon Light - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now make two small marks with pen on the centre of the fabric to slot the ends of the wire cactus through. Cut the dots with scissors.

  • How to make a decorative light. Cactus Neon Light - Step 7
    Step 7

    Insert the ends of the wire cactus through the cut holes in the fabric.

  • How to make a decorative light. Cactus Neon Light - Step 8
    Step 8

    Add a large amount of hot glue onto the top of the wooden block and glue the ends of the wire cactus onto the block. Let the glue cool.

    Tip – At this stage, make sure the neon rope is away from the hot glue otherwise it will damage it.

  • How to make a decorative light. Cactus Neon Light - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add toy stuffing to the inside of the flowerpot, giving the fabric some padding.

  • How to make a decorative light. Cactus Neon Light - Step 10
    Step 10

    To finish, tuck the battery pack and fabric into the rim of the flowerpot, secure at the front with glue if needed.

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