9 Ways to Decorate With Neon Paint

Neon is popping up all over the home decor scene. You don't have to spend a ton to get the look; here are a few easy DIY projects that incorporate neon in smart and unexpected ways.
By: Erin Loechner
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Animal Garland

Whether you’re planning a quirky party or want to spice up a bland area of your home, try your hand at this easy neon animal garland. From dinos to farm animals (or any plastic object), you can create your dream garland with little more than twine and spray paint. Courtesy of Erin Loechner at DesignForMankind

Herb Box

For just a hint of neon, try this fun (and oh-so functional!) herb box from Laura Parke.The possibilities for customization are endless — try painting the clips in your own favorite neon shade for a bright pop in your gardening routine.

Kitchen Utensils

Cooking needn't be a chore with these bright, color block-inspired kitchen utensils. Simply tape and paint for a cheap, chic project you can complete in an afternoon. And when paired with natural wood or bamboo-hued tones, those neon colors just sing. Courtesy of Sarah Khandjian at SarahHearts

Toy Crate

Fruit crates are everywhere these days — snag one at your local grocer and transform it into a quirky toy chest or use it as extra storage in any room. With neon-painted casters, the look is simple to achieve with a big bang for your buck. Courtesy of Erin Loechner at DesignForMankind

Wire Vase

Wire vases are perfectly sculptural and make a fantastic addition to your favorite bookshelf, dining room table or nightstand. Made with chicken wire and accented in colorful tones, these neon wire vases call for serious creativity and play. Courtesy of Alex Michael May at DesignLoveFest

Wine Rack

Sometimes neon is best when used in the most subtle of ways. Here, a wooden wine rack gets a modern update with a pop of neon string — the perfect blend of form and function. Courtesy of Laura Parke

Clay Bowl

Tiny bowls make lovely catchalls for keys, jewelry and office supplies. For a bold accent to an average DIY clay bowl, paint the inside and enjoy a surprising backdrop of color. Courtesy of Capree Kimball at Curbly

Planter Pot

Face it: Your garden is looking a bit sad. Why not dress up your favorite flower pots with a neon base in a trendy color-block style? Here, hot pink and warm concrete make the perfect match. Courtesy of Lexy Ward at The Proper Pinwheel

Phone Stand

In need of a smart(er) stand for your smart phone? A coat of bright neon paint dresses up this genius DIY wooden stand, perfect for keeping your desk organized and beautiful. Courtesy of Kate Pruitt at Design*Sponge