DIY Faux Neon Sign

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Do you have a laser cutter like a Glowforge? Or access to one? Then let me tell you what I stumbled upon the other day with making over my studio space once again. Neon acrylic can be cut to make a DIY faux neon sign!

That’s right!

A DIY faux neon sign!

DIY Faux Neon Sign

It looks like the real thing! And it actually even reflects the sunlgiht to look like it is glowing in real life!

DIY Faux Neon Sign

It is hard to capture in a photo, but trust me, it looks legit in person. Now, it won’t light up at night, but I think you could easily glue an LED neon strip to the letters to make it light up if you really wanted to.

Honestly at a mere fraction of the cost, I am floored at how good the faux version looks!

How to make a DIY Faux Neon Sign:

  • Flourescent acrylic sheet
  • Laser cutter
  • Any word or cut file you want!

It really is as simple as laser cutting the acrylic into any word or font like you would for cutting vinyl on a Cricut or Silhouette.

DIY Faux Neon Sign

Since I know most of you don’t have access to a laser cutter like a Glowforge, I figured I could offer to cut a sign for you. So if you ever have an idea for a custom faux neon sign, just let me know!

You can find my listing for the custom sign here in my shop.

I will get that cut and shipped to you asap so that you can enjoy the magic that is the faux neon acrylic!

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  1. Jessica says:

    It looks so perfect with that wallpaper 😍

  2. Jeannie Wallace says:

    OMG This has got to be the coolest thing yet that you’ve brought to us. How you fit all that craftiness inside one head is beyond me. But, I’m so glad that you do, so people like me can enjoy things that we may never have known even existed. Like this faux neon sign. I would love to have one of these for my daughters room. She’s going to be 14 in September and this would be the bomb for a gift. I will definitely be coming to your shop to order one. Thanks so much for the knowledge you share with us. Its a gift and you definitely know how to give it. Thanks again.

    • says:

      Oh Jeannie! You are so sweet! Thank you so much for all those sweet words! I am happy I can bring a little color and craftiness into your life. -Kara

  3. In April… says:

    […] ♡ This was technically posted on the 31st of March, but I didn’t see it until after I shared my post and I just loved it SO MUCH that I had to include it here: a DIY Faux Neon Sign! […]

  4. Diane says:

    How fun! Where do you buy your acrylic from?



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