Neon. In Québec, we call it “fluo”. I’ve worn fluo in 89′ then in 2006 and I may wear it again in 2012.. why not? That’s the beauty of the never ending cycle we call “fashion”. Well my friends, some splash of neon here and there won’t hurt me, so here’s what I did to spice up my life: the DIY neon cuff bracelet. You need:
- A thrifted kid’s belt, or slim adult belt
- Sissors or X-acto
- Spray-paint, color of your choice.
Start by cutting the belt so that it will wrap two times around your wrist:
Then protect the metal parts with masking tape so the spray paint won’t slash on the hardware.
In a well ventilated place, shake your can and apply your first coat of paint. Let dry at least 2 hours between each coats. For this project, it needed 5 coats to fully cover the purple, so I suggest you use a “primer” to cover the original color, especially if it’s bright over dark like here. This way will use less of your neon paint, so you’ll have a lot left for more fluro projects!
Let dry, and tadam! Your new neon cuff, 100% DIY and super cheap! (oh and check out my multi-mani!!!)
It was a very grey day so I dove into an old box of clothes in the search of this neon stripe tee I had from Burton. It turned out to be a pretty “men repeller” outfit huh ;)
Old stuff from a box: 2005 neon stripe tee, Burton UN..INC
High neck lace top (under the tee)
DIY tapered slinky trousers
DIY ribbon belt
DIY neon cuff
Italian Heels Spazio Moda, thrifted