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