Neon Pineapple Light-Up Sign

DIY Neon Pineapple Sign | We're Going to Make itUmmm, hello, neon pineapple light-up sign? This is what my dreams are made of, no really though, I have some pretty crazy dreams. This sign though, is gold, or should I say pineapple?

Sometimes I surprise myself with the diy’s I come up with. Does that ever happen to you? This neon light for example, only someone who is crazy about pineapples as I am would want a neon pineapple sign in there house.DIY Neon Pineapple Sign | We're Going to Make it

Materials:

  • Piece of plywood
  • El wire in green and yellow  – I bought both colors in 9ft and found this plenty long enough
  • Drill

How to make this neon pineapple sign:

  1. If your piece of plywood is not the size you wish it to be, cut it down to the size you want by using a saw. Alternatively, if you are picking up your wood at Homedepot they can cut it for you.
  2. Draw out the pineapple onto the front side of the plywood in pencil. I just free-handed mine but feel free to print out an image online and use it as a stencil. Just as a disclaimer, it will be very very hard to make curved lines so you will want to make sure all your lines are straight.
  3. Now comes the tricky part, determining where to drill the holes. The wire has to go in and out  right next to each other, so you will always have 2 holes side by side. Starting at the bottom left side of the pineapple I drew small dots and labeled each one with a number so I would know where to thread the wire in and out. I’ll go more into how I made the shape below, I just wanted to give a general idea of what you will be doing.DIY Neon Pineapple Sign | We're Going to Make it
    DIY Neon Pineapple Sign | We're Going to Make it

    It’s helpful to use string to run through your holes as you go along

     

    Making the pineapple bottom

  4. This is how I made the outer yellow pineapple shape: I started by drawing a small dot for the bottom left part of the pineapple. Next, using a ruler to make sure the bottom was flat, I drew a second dot about 6 inches away. I drew another dot about a fourth of an inch away from that one and did the same process of using a ruler and drawing another dot about 6 inches away. I made the line go slightly towards the right to start to form the pineapple shape. You will want to follow your basic pineapple outline you drew. Continue this process of drawing a dot and then another one a little further away around the whole outer yellow pineapple.
  5. Once you get back to the bottom of the outer pineapple it is time to work on the inside hatches. To do this you will work in a similar pattern of creating a dot and then another one further away so the wire can go in and out. I drew my dots close to where the ones were for the outer pineapple as a guideline. So, draw your first dot in the bottom left corner and then your 2nd dot at a diagonal up to the right hand side. The next dot I created was a little further up and then I brought the diagonal back down to the left side. I did this once more so you are ending in the top right corner of the pineapple base. Your next dot will be on the top left side and you will do the same thing going down the pineapple. Make sure you are marking each dot with a number as you will need this to know where to thread the wire.

Making the green pineapple leaves

  1. Start on the bottom left hand side and draw your dot. move about 6 inches to the left slightly on a diagonal and draw another dot. Draw a dot right next to that one and then move about 4 inches (or more depending on your leaf shape) to the right and draw another. Draw another dot right next to that one and then continue the process of moving on a diagonal to create the leaves.

And the rest:

  1. Now that you have all your holes drawn, it is time to drill. You will being drilling a hole on every dot that you drew. Safety first! Make sure you do this carefully and safely.
  2. Once all of the holes are drilled you can sand down any sharp bits.
  3. Grab your yellow wire and bring it through the first hole that you made. Thread it through to the 2nd hole. It’s kind of like connect the dots, so continue to thread your wire through the holes following the numbers. This is where the numbers come in handy.
  4. Do the same with the green wire.
  5. Tape any excess wire to the back of the plywood.
  6. Erase the pencil marks on the front of the plywood.
  7. Pop some batteries into your el wire and watch your pineapple glow!

Don’t forget to pin this neon pineapple to make later!

DIY Neon Pineapple Sign | We're Going to Make it

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DIY Doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Doughnut Marquee Light

DIY Doughnut Marquee | Popcorn and ChocolateLearn how to make his doughnut marquee sign for your home by reading below!

Over the past couple of years I’ve become quite obsessed with doughnuts. I kind of forgot about them between the ages of 8-22 but have rekindled the love. The doughnut that brought back this love affair was definitely the Oreo peanut butter chocolate one from Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland. It was all downhill from there.

DIY Donut marquee by Popcorn and ChocolateThere’s nothing quite like a good ol’ doughnut. That’s where the inspiration for this marquee sign came from – my love of doughnuts. Though this marquee doughnut is not edible it does light up and makes for quite the unique home accent.

DIY Doughnut marquee by Popcorn and ChocolateI went for a strawberry frosted doughnut with extra sprinkles but you can certainly choose whatever flavor and sprinkle amount you prefer ;)

DIY Doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Foam board
  • Poster board
  • Paint in various colors (I used light brown and pink)
  • Globe lights
  • Electric drill or nail and hammer
  • Hot glue gun
  • String

Doughnut marquee instructions:

  1. Start by drawing a large circle on your foam board and then a smaller one within that.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  2. Cut out around the large circle and the small circle so you have a doughnut shape.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Cut out strips of poster about 2 inches thick and as long as the poster board.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  4. To make the holes in the doughnut, first count out how many lights you have on your string lights (mine was 30) then on the back of your doughnut draw a dot everywhere you want to drill for a light. Make sure that you measure the distance between each light and don’t put the dots too far apart. How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  5. Taking a drill, carefully drill a hole everywhere you marked. Or, if you don’t have a drill, you can take a hammer and a thick nail (one as thick as the wire on the light bulb) and nail a hole everywhere there is a dot – just make sure you don’t nail it all the way through so it sticks to whatever is underneath your doughnut.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  6. Paint your doughnut and the strips of paper a light brown color. For the poster strips make sure you paint both sides. I found that using a circular foam brush looked the best as it didn’t leave any paint streaks.
  7. Once the brown is dry paint over the inside of the doughnut in pink creating the frosting.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  8. Once your doughnut is painted you can attach the poster board  strips to the sides of the doughnut so it stands out. Using a hot glue gun, glue along the sides of the doughnut and then carefully place one of the poster board strips on it so that half is on each side. Continue doing this until your poster board strips cover the whole outside of the doughnut. Then do the same with the inside circle.
  9. Glue a piece of string  into a loop onto the back of your doughnut so you can hang it up.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  10. Take off the balls on your globe lights so you can place the lights through the holes you drilled. Thread each of the lights through the holes and then replace the ball onto the globe light.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  11. Tape down the battery pack to the back of your light.
  12. Hang on your wall and admire your handy work!

DIY Doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate

Doughnutcha wish you had this marquee sign in your home?? This DIY definitely was a fun one to make and surprisingly easy.

Make sure to check out our Home DIY Pinterest board to find other fun DIYs for your home!

DIY Doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate

Fabric covered letters | Popcorn & Chocolate

Fabric Covered Letters

Fabric covered letters | Popcorn & ChocolateMake these easy fabric covered letters to add to your shelf or gallery wall! We had these wooden letters that we bought forever ago thinking we would do one thing with them then another then another… We also bought some fabric forever ago at Ikea (gotta love) that we kept meaning to use as well… Well combine two craft supplies you didn’t need into one and you get these lovely fabric covered letters! Sometimes crafters go a little overboard in buying supplies. But I’m so glad we 1. finally have a use for these crafts and 2. that they came out so good! Fabric covered letters | Popcorn & ChocolateThey are very simple to make and only require a few items that you might already have lying around in your craft supplies closet already. You can head on over to Homedit to see the full tutorial on how to make these fabric covered letters.

Fabric covered letters | Popcorn & ChocolateFabric covered letters | Popcorn & Chocolate

Check out the full tutorial on how to make these fabric covered letters over on Homedit

P.S. Special thanks to my brother for helping out with styling and taking pictures of these lovely letters!

P.P.S. I think these letters would look bomb hung up next to one of our weaves.  Might I suggest a pineapple?

DIY Woven Wall Hanging | Popcorn & Chocolate

DIY Woven Wall Hanging

Learn how to make this DIY woven wall hangingDIY Woven Wall Hanging | Popcorn & Chocolate

As you may or may not know we have been selling some stuff on Etsy – mostly wall hangings and a few patches as of now. But we started the site out with woven wall hangings in mind. We are having so much fun making them and learning a lot of new stitches as we weave our way through a big pile of yarn. My room right now is overflowing with unraveled piles of yarn and the occasional tuft of wool that my dog likes to come in and drool all over.

Since we taught ourselves how to weave we thought we could teach you too! It is fairly simple and you actually don’t need too many supplies – just some sturdy cardboard, some yarn and maybe a needle. No need to go out and buy a huge expensive loom – just go to your recycling bin and find ourself a good piece of cardboard!

Click here for the full tutorial on how to make this woven wall hanging!

DIY Woven Wall Hanging | Popcorn & Chocolate

DIY Woven Wall Hanging | Popcorn & Chocolate

Sometimes starting a craft is hard because you feel like you need all these supplies and don’t necessarily want to go out and buy them just for one DIY. But chances are you already have some yarn lying around and if not it is fairly cheap at any craft store. So you have no excuses not to make this woven wall hanging! And, if you really insist, go buy one of ours 😉

DIY Woven Wall Hanging | Popcorn & Chocolate

You can find the full tutorial for this DIY woven wall hanging over on Homedit.