I don’t know if you have heard of El Wires but I have been wanting to fiddle with them for a while now. Earlier in the summer a few gals and I were supposed to do a photo shoot and one of my projects was going to use El Wires. The shoot didn’t end up happening but I still wanted to see what these little wires could do. I love neon signs and even when the battery operated wires are turned off, the color mimics the look of real neon quite nicely.
All you need is a piece of plywood, a hammer, nails and an El Wire kit. El Wires can be found many places on line and the price varies like crazy. The 9′ orange/red color that I bought was about $8 from Amazon. But I will tell you, it was not nearly as bright as I had hoped it would be. I’m wondering if the more pricey options really are a better quality and would be worth the money. I’ll update this post if I ever decide to compare them.
If your husband’s drill was charged you could go ahead and make a small hole near the bottom of the board to string the El Wire through and hide the battery pack nicely in the back. If your husband’s drill is not charged plus you are afraid that you will lose your fingers if you try to use it by yourself, just tape down the battery pack and extra wires to the back of the board.
This is the best I could get with my paltry photography skills. As you can see, when turned on, the El Wires were not crazy bright like I had hoped. But I can tell you that it is still displayed in my son’s room because he loved it.
What other ways would you use El Wires?