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DIY neon cuff bracelet ✂

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

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