Easy Neon Lights

star neon light 1

I saw a few ideas for cheap alternatives to fancy expensive neon lights over on Pinterest, so I thought I would have a go at making my own version. And I thought I’d share some of the other ace ideas I saw, that probably make my own makes look totally rubbish!

All you need to buy is some EL Wire – which you can get pretty cheaply from Amazon. It’s a thin neon cable attached to a battery pack and, whilst the effect isn’t as dramatic as neon tube lighting, it makes a pretty effective night light. I attempted two versions – a neon cloud and a star.

read more

Easy Geometric Bauble Garland

geometric bauble christmas garland little button diaries

This bauble garland is so easy to make. It’s a little bit of a cheat as the baubles are actually wooden gift tags – but you could easily cut baubles from card and create a similar effect. I went for a traditional Christmas palette of silver, orange, and, erm, hot pink. Mainly because this was a last minute idea and those are the only spray paints I own! Feel free to go down the more rustic look though. You could also use normal paint but spray paints are waaaaaaay more fun and satisfyingly speedy.

read more

Craft Trends #6: Neon

neon craft trend watch

Hooray for another Friday Craft Trend! Maybe it’s because the nights are getting longer, and the days a little darker, but this week we’ve gone for something really bright: Neon! We’re found the brightest DIYs and inspirational ideas for you to try this weekend – we hope they bring a little pizazz into your crafting.

read more

Nailed it!

nail and thread art diy

Not many craft projects get me in a shed of an afternoon, but this one did*.

I’ve been wanting to make a piece of art for my Little Button’s nursery to add a dash of colour. I took inspiration from Pinterest to create this typographic nail and thread art.

If you want to create your own, all you need is:

read more