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DIY Neon Animal Garland - Erin Loechner

Neon animals and garlands are two of today’s hottest trends in the craft/party decor world, so why not combine the two to create a bright and vibrant neon animal garland? Here’s how!:

DIY Neon Animal Garland - Erin Loechner

MATERIALS: I spotted these plastic dinosaurs at the dollar store (my favorite spot for budget crafting!) and then headed to the hardware store for neon spray paint, twine and eyelets (screw eyes).

DIY Neon Animal Garland - Erin Loechner

INSTRUCTIONS: After spray-painting the dinos to my heart’s content (actually, sweet Ken did this part, as I’m now 7 months pregnant with our little renovator!), we pre-drilled a 1/16 inch hole in the center of their back and inserted screw eyes from the hardware store. Easy peasy!

DIY Neon Animal Garland - Erin Loechner

Stringing the garland is a piece of cake, as well – simply route the twine through each hanger and tie to secure (just to keep your dinos from sliding to the center after the garland is hung). I chose to use a natural twine to balance all of that crazy color so the look isn’t far too shocking to match the rest of my office. Luckily, the garland fits right in!

I think our sweet little creation would be darling in a nursery, or perfect for kid’s party decor. For now, I’m selfishly hoarding it in the corner of my office so I can stare at those fun little dinos daily. Who knows – maybe I’ll make them all my interns and teach them to answer the phone…

Happy crafting!

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