The neon trend has been big in fashion this year, but sadly, I haven't seen it in housewares quite as much. I love translating fashion trends to home decor because...well...I spend a lot of time at home and not as much time on my outfits. So here's a tutorial to bring neon into your humble abode. I'm using mine in the kitchen, but you can plop these bad boys anywhere in the house.
- Storage Jars from Tonfisk
- Neon string (this is the exact string set I bought from Amazon)
- Clear tape OR craft glue / super glue
Here's how to make your own:
1. Choose a color combo and map out your design. Then attach your first piece of string to the container using clear tape of glue. I opted for a temporary solution using tape so that I can remove everything without damaging the containers if I get tired of the neon. If you are using glue, be sure to let the string dry to your container completely before continuing on to the next step.
2. While the string is still attached to the spool, begin wrapping it around your container. Around and around until you reach the desired width for that color. Be sure to wrap the string around tightly to avoid gaps later. If you are using glue, you may want to add a dab of glue every 3-5 rows of string for extra security. If you are using tape for a temporary solution, this is not necessary.
3. Once you are happy with the width of the wrapped string on your container, it's time to finish up. Cut your string from the spool and attach the end piece of string with tape or glue.
Here's the finished project...
All photos by Brittni Mehlhoff (that's me)
If this DIY idea looks familiar, it's because I shared a sneak peek of this project on Glo.com earlier this year for the hottest trends in DIY.
P.S. I'm not the only one who likes to wrap string around things. Here are a few other projects involving string that you might like... Neon Party Favors on You are my Fave; Milk Bottle Vases on Remodelista; and a Color Block Painted Rope Basket on Design Sponge.