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2 DIYs for the Holidays: Neon Decor

I set myself a goal to do a 12 DIYs for the Holidays video series! So here it is, my crafty folks, the first two installments of Mr. Kate’s 12 DIYs of ChrismaHanukkahKwanzaaSolstice! – obviously, I don’t discriminate.

I like to pick a theme for my holiday decor and this year, I picked neon green! I’m having a neon holiday but these ideas are totally interpretable with other, more traditional color palettes. I hope you get inspired and have some fun and make some stuff! I’ll post more video tutorials as I crank them out.

Holiday DIY #1: Burlap, Neon Pine Cone Wreath

What You Need:

  • Wire – strong but flexible – I got mine from the crafts store. or you could use a pre-made wreath form.
  • Strip of burlap roughly 6 inches wide and 3 yards long
  • Pine cones (around 3 to 5)
  • White spray paint primer
  • Neon color of your choice
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon

Do It:

  1. Create a wreath shape with your wire. Wrap the wire around itself to create a hoop.
  2. Add a second piece of wire that ‘s’ curves back and forth around your wreath – secure each ‘s’ loop by wrapping the wire once around the base wire before moving on to the next curve. You’re creating a wider surface area to glue your burlap.
  3. Using your hot glue gun, glue your burlap in a rippling way to your wreath skeleton. Trim the stray threads.
  4. Prep your pine cones with white primer, wait for it to dry then spray with the color of your choice.
  5. Glue your ribbon to your wreath.
  6. Glue your pine cones to your wreath.
  7. Done! You can hang your wreath by using one of the ‘s’ loops around a nail or lay it flat on a table as a center-piece wreath!

Holiday DIY #2: Neon Hardware Ornaments

What You Need:

  • Various sized metal washers from the hardware store (I found some cool star tooth washers that look like little suns!)
  • Spray paint primer
  • Spray paint color of your choice
  • Twine or ribbon

Do It:

  1. Paint your washers with primers. Let dry.
  2. Paint your washers with 1 or two coats of your colored spray paint. Let dry.
  3. Cut a length between 6 to 12 inches of twine and tie in a loop.
  4. Push one end of the loop through the hole of the washer and then through the other side of the twine loop to secure around the washer.
  5. Hang on your tree!

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