Projects That Pop: DayGlo DIYs That Will Make Your Room Shine

Projects That Pop: DayGlo DIYs That Will Make Your Room Shine

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Katie Holdefehr
Aug 15, 2016

A pop of neon does wonders to perk up a room—and when mixed with neutrals and more subdued shades, Dayglo brights look more sophisticated than festival-inspired. Make just one or two of these projects to inject your bedroom, dorm room, or living room with a fun hit of fluorescent color. It doesn't matter which you choose, because every one of these radiant DIYs is sure to receive compliments.

Shown above, personalize an old dresser with a coat of paint and hot pink rope drawer pulls. This idea comes from Real Living magazine, found via Poppytalk.

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Constructed from wooden dowels and concrete, this adorable three-legged stool looks surprisingly easy to make. Follow the how-to on The Casual Craftlete.

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Repurpose empty glass bottles as eye-catching bud vases with just a hit of neon spray paint. To get the ombre effect shown on the ones above from She Knows, spray just the bottom of each bottle and hold the can far enough away that the paint diffuses.

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Let your houseplants hang out in neon hammocks. You only need two supplies to assemble these hanging planters from Brit + Co: fluorescent string and DayGlo straws.

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These ombre candlesticks look like they were dipped in neon wax, but the secret to this simple DIY is actually craft paint and a cotton ball. Learn how it's done on Kate's Creative Space.

Turn paper in high-voltage hues into a collection of succulents you won't be able to kill. Download the templates from The House That Lars Built.

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Bright idea: Keep magazines from piling up on the floor by building this neon and neutral wall holder. The how-to from diys.com calls for only two supplies, wooden dowels and neon cord.

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Just a few stitches of DayGlo cord is all it takes to make these white coil rope coasters stand out. Visit A Beautiful Mess for the step-by-step instructions.

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This little lamp project from I Spy DIY merges two trendy materials, EL wire and pourable concrete.

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Shop Sweet Things gives traditional pottery a modern twist by spray-painting the handles and lids with a pop of pink. Try this with an inexpensive antique store pitcher and use it as a vase.

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Use these neon rope baskets from So, I Make Stuff to corral office supplies and craft gear.

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This upgrade from Vitamini Handmade is so simple: Just wrap electrical cords with cheap neon mason line from the hardware store.

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