Neon Decor | One Cactus 2 Ways

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Hello, hello!

Happy Friday!

Maggie here today, with a look at a fun new addition to my teenage daughter’s bedroom!

My 15-year-old loves to change up her minimalist room decor. She keeps her walls, furniture, and bedding white so that she can easily swap out pillows, tchotchkes, wall hangings & flowers with every season, or as the mood strikes her – she’s definitely her mama’s daughter.

She was looking to add a more summery vibe, and I thought the new Heidi Swapp Neon cactus would be a fun & trendy addition!

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

These fantastic new wooden wall words/shapes are darling as is, OR you can DIY the heck out of them to suit your tastes.

The shapes & neon light strings are sold separately so that you can choose any neon color you prefer, and each string light comes with a battery pack so you can power your sign anywhere – no need to place your decor close to an outlet!

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

The light string/word (or shape) assembly directions are right on the back of every package…

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

…and a diagram with arrows shows you just how to string your particular shape.

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I decided to keep my cactus white…to more closely fit with Kinsley’s style…and to add Lemon Lime lights.

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Then, to add just a pop of color, I thought I would add some little artificial flowers to my shape using a hot glue gun.

 

 

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

ACK! I think these look so dang adorable!

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

And here’s the finished product…

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I cut a few strips of floral wire and wired the cactus to a metal shelf my daughter has hanging above her bed…and then I simply tucked the battery pack behind my shape…easy peasy.

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

OK, for real, though…this is adorable, right?

And it took no time at all!

Plus, every addition I made to my shape was temporary…so if, in the future, she wants to change out the neon color or flowers or whatever, she can without any trouble.

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Sweet & simple.

Now…in the process of putting together that little cactus I decided I wanted to try another way to DIY this same shape.

This time I grabbed some of my favorite washi tape from the Fresh Start Collection.

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I laid strips of washi across the design…

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

…and then took a craft knife and cut around the little groove where you lay your string lights.

This was surprisingly incredibly easy. I thought I was going to have a little trouble getting a clean cut, but nope!

And I think the finished products looks so crisp and cool!

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Once I covered and cut around the entire shape, I added the string lights.

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

And oh my heck!

Doesn’t this look awesome!

Just imagine the possibilities!

With all of the different washi designs available, you could create a new look for every occasion!

Heidi Swapp Neon Glow Teen Room Decor | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I just love the versatility that comes with these new DIY Neon words & shapes – paint them, washi them, add embellishments to them – the list goes on!

Whatever your style, this neon decor will add the perfect pop of color & on-trend design!

And all of the new shapes, words and neon string lights are available now at a select Joann store near you, so go get you some!

 

Supplies | Heidi Swapp Neon Wall Word – Cactus, Neon Wire – Lemon Lime, Fresh Start Washi Tape – Tropical, WeR Memory Keepercraft knife, artificial flowers, floral wire, wire cutters

 

 

 

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