Unique Fun Pink Neon Halloween Decor

4 Materials
30 Minutes

The colors you normally associate with Halloween are black, orange and white. I like to be a bit different and decided to deviate from the norm with this unique pink neon illuminated Halloween Decor. It was when I shared some wonderfull free vintage skull illustrations on my blog that I got this idea.

If you still prefer the traditional Halloween colors you can make this craft just as easily in those colors too.

Besides the skull print out which you can download for free from the blog at the end all you need is

An old picture frame - I painted mine pink to match the decor

Black foam board

El wire in neon pink about 2m - this is easy to buy online (in other colours if you prefer). Make sure you buy one with a battery pack.

Brush super glue

Paper glue

Cut the black foam board to fit the frame.

Print out the free skull drawing from the blog and using a paper knife cut it out.

Stick the skull onto the foam board. I know it looks spooky enough as it is but the next stage makes it really fun.

Using a wooden skewer make holes in the skull at key points (full details on the blog).

Thread the El wire from the back of the frame though to the front.

Using the brush super glue, stick the wire around the edge of the skull, the eyes, nose and mouth.

Tape any loose wire to the back of the frame.

All that is left to do now is to switch the lights on. I have this illuminated skull hanging in my hallway ready for Halloween.

There are more photos and different skull drawings to choose from on the blog.

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Claire Armstrong

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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1 question
  • Thea
    on Sep 30, 2020

    Claire, I’m confused. Are you pillarbox or picturebox?

    • Claire Armstrong
      Claire Armstrong
      on Sep 30, 2020

      I'm both I have 2 websites one focused on mainly upcycling and crafts Pillarboxblue and the other Pictureboxblue which is full of wonderful vintage images with the odd project showing an alternative way you can use those images.

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  • Carol
    on Oct 5, 2020

    So cool and so many possibilities!

  • Lisa West
    Lisa West
    on Oct 10, 2020

    Now that is pretty cool. some times you just get tired of the same old spooky or the same colors year after year. Every body likes to have a change. Thank you for sharing.

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