How to Make Festive Rope Light Word Art

Make your season's greetings pop with this cheery DIY rope light project.

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Materials Needed

  • 12' rope light
  • evergreen yard clippings
  • green floral wire
  • 2"-wide ribbon
  • 9-gauge wire
  • pliers
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • scissors
  • printed letter "stencils" (optional)

Bend Wire to Create Word

Using stencil printouts as a guide (optional), bend the wire with pliers. Continue until the word is completely spelled out, then bend the wire back and forth until it breaks, or snip the end with wire cutters.

Step 1: Bend Wire to Create Word

Step 1: Bend Wire to Create Word

Using stencil print outs as a guide, bend the wire using pliers into each letter. Continue until the word is completely spelled out then bend the wire back and forth until it breaks, or snip.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Add Greenery

Using green floral wire, secure greenery to the wire word so the silver is no longer visible. 

Step 2: Add Greenery

Step 2: Add Greenery

Using green floral wire, secure greenery from your yard to the wire word, so that the silver is no longer visible.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Add Rope Light

Once the wire word is covered in greenery, add the rope light behind it, fastening with green floral wire as you go.

Step 3: Add Rope Light

Step 3: Add Rope Light

Once the wire is covered in greenery, add the rope light behind it, fastening with green floral wire as you go.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Add Ribbon Hanger

Using a glue gun, attach a 2-foot section of ribbon to the top of the first letter, then repeat this process on the last letter of your word. Bring the two pieces of ribbon together and tie in a bow. Not only will the ribbon function as a cute way to hang your word art, but it will also camouflage any excess rope light and the electrical cord coming out from one side.

Step 4: Add Ribbon Hanger

Step 4: Add Ribbon Hanger

Using a glue gun, attach a 2 foot section of ribbon to the top of the first letter, then repeat this process on the last letter of your word. Bring the two pieces of ribbon together and tie in a bow. Not only will the ribbon function as a cute way to hang your word art, but it will also camouflage any excess rope light and the electrical cord coming out from one side.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Finish

Hang your finished word in your entryway using a nail or removable hook for the holiday season.

DIY Rope Light Word Art

DIY Rope Light Word Art

Make your season's greetings pop with this cheery DIY rope light project.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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