Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a super fun project that I cannot wait to use this summer! All summer long we have outdoor movies in our backyard. We have a massive screen and a fabulous sound system and we enjoy warm summer evenings with our friends watching classic movies that we all love! Having snacks in the dark can be a challenge, so I have been using flashlights and other things with not great results. As soon as I saw the Neon Wire and the Big Happy Jig from We R Memory Keepers, I KNEW that I would be making signs for our movie nights!
To begin with, the We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig is HUGE! This is a board for making home décor sized pieces and it is awesome! You can adjust any patterns from the standard Happy Jig and use them. The only factor is, when moving up to the bigger size, multiply the wire needed by 2.5. (Conversely, if you take a large pattern to the small, you would divide by 2.5.) The rest of the pattern works the same.
When using the Big Happy Jig, the pegs are placed up through the bottom of the board. The small pegs can be used, or larger adaptors can be added to the top. I did find that with the Neon Wire, using the smaller pegs helped my particular designs. Meaning, I found it easier to bend the wire during laying out the design.
Because I was using the We R Memory Keepers Neon Wire I DID NOT cut my wire until the end and my design was complete. I also made sure that I started my design where the battery pack connects to the wire, making sure to leave a little extra wire hanging off, just in case.
Once the design is complete, snip the wire. Take the plastic cap from the very end of the wire and place it over your cut end.
To help keep my design in the desired shape, I used monofilament (or clear fishing line) to tie the ends together. It brought a nice stabilization and is not visible, unless you look really, really close.
For my first sign, I created a popcorn box. I used two different colors of Neon Wire. The coolest part about using two colors is, I can control the top AND bottom of the design. The controller on the Neon Wire has several settings; off, steady on, blinking, and rapid blinking. I will be able to keep the popcorn box solid, but have blinking popcorn! How cool is that?!?!
For my second sign, I created the word movie. This is going to look so incredible on the snack table! I adhered it to a sign I had in my crafty stash and wow!
Finally, a look at these neon signs in the dark! Can you believe it?! I am head-over-heels for these signs! I even made a few more designs and I cannot wait to find frames to back them with! What a fun addition to our evenings!
What neon signs would you make?
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