Decor DIY

DIY: Bright, Glowy Light-Up Letters!

Hi lovely readers!

Today we’re sharing a DIY that requires *drumroll*… fake greens! Eeek! What would invoke such a thing?! Well, clearly, we’re usually the #1 advocates for using fresh greens whenever possible… but occasionally, just occasionally, fake greens’ll do the trick. In this case, it’s for what could be a more permanent fixture… a piece to hang over the bed, over the guest signing table, in front of the wedding party reception table (yes, those last two weren’t necessarily permanent but they can then be reused!). Of course, if you prefer, you can also do this with real greens, but for all you who are looking for a DIY that might last a little over a week, this one’s for you 😉

What you’ll need:

  • Fake greens
  • Bark wire
  • Battery-powered firefly/rice lights on metallic wire (like these)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors


Step 1:

Shape the bark wire to form your letter — I did about a foot-and-a-half-tall cursive “a”. Twist the wire to hold it in place where needed, or even use the hot glue gun for extra security.

Step 2:

Cut small sprigs of the fake greens and arrange them to cover the bark, attaching with hot glue. You can get as bushy as you’d like with it, but I went for a more delicate look and kept it pretty light!

Step 3:

Twist in the rice lights and then… (the fun part) switch them on!

Bright, glowy and green… and fake! Can ya tell? 🙂

xoxo, Kindred