DIY: Neon Edged Boxes


Earlier this week I showed you how I made painted storage boxes with DIY: Painted Storage Box Tutorial as inspired by this project at Centsational Girl. As promised, here is the bright, fun version I also made using that tutorial. I got the inspiration to create this neon look from this pin on Pinterest.  

Wanna make your own neon edged boxes?

HERE'S THE HOW TO:

Stuff you'll need:

Wooden Jewelry Box (you can find these in your craft store)

Craft Paint (in bright and cheerful colors)

Painter's Tape

Method:

1.  Use the painter's tape to mark off the edges of the box. We'll skip applying a base color, because this lets the wood's natural beauty show through.

2.  All that's left to do is to paint the edges in any color you'd like. I chose bright, neon colors as they look striking against the neutral wood background.



Not the typical adjectives associated with storage boxes, but for these neon beauties, they just seem fitting.

So which version of the boxes do you guys prefer?  Do you like the luxe, classic look from the tutorial on Monday or this bright, fun neon version?  I can't decide myself, but since they are so easy to make, I don't have to choose anyway.  :)  

69 comments:

  1. Oh, I love both versions.
    The classic one I would love to have in our bedroom, the bright one would be great in our living room. :)

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    1. Both versions are definitely suited for different decor. The classic one is nice and subtle for a bedroom and the bright one is perfect for a fun, active living room. :)

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  2. Oooh! Both boxes look great but love the pink one a little bit more :) Such a contrast to the black edged one!

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    1. The pink one is so bright, girly and fun! :)

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    1. Thanks! I really love how they turned out. :)

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  4. I think the neon is my favourite. I'll do this as soon as I can get my hands on one of those boxes- need to get craft shopping! I need a box for jewellery, it will be cool to say 'I made it myself'

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    1. Hope you get a chance to make it to the craft store. Let me know how yours turn out. :)

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  5. that's a great idea!! hmmm gonna try this one out :D

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    1. It's such an easy project to do... have fun! :)

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  6. I love both versions, but I think the neon might be my favorite!

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    1. The neon is so punchy and fun! :)

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  7. I like the bright fun neon version! Really cool, and great gift ideas :) Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. These would be perfect gifts. You could even fill them with goodies. :)

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  8. Super cool! I think this version is my favorite!

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    1. Neon seems to be winning the vote so far :)

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  9. so cute, love it
    you have a great blog, would love to follow each other :)

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    1. Glad you like it Melina. The colors are so bold and fun.

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  10. i really like both ideas but i have to say the neon boxes are so much fun!

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  11. Hey! I like your painted boxes. Good idea! And we all need boxes for storing our collections. Thanks for sharing. Hugs from Miss Maple

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    1. I've got so much 'little junk' that I've collected over the years and these boxes are the perfect storage system for holding all that stuff. :)

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  12. Theyre a great idea... Very summery!

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  13. I am absolutely loving the neon! I really like how these keep the integrity of the wood, but with a fun & trendy twist!

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    1. Neon seems to be the winner in this vote. I thought the natural wood with a punch of color would be fun and I'm really happy with how they turned out.

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  14. this is a really fantastic and creative idea. neon is so in at the moment and jazzing up these storage boxes in these beautiful bold shades is wonderful!

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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    1. They are very bold, but the natural wood kinda balances out the loud color. :)

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  15. So pretty! I have boxes like that I use for jewelry

    oxoxox
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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    1. What a lovely jewelry box these would make. :)

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  16. I can’t decide which ones I like better!! I’m also brainstorming everything I want to PUT into the boxes!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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    1. I'm gonna have so much junk crammed into these beauties. Knowing me, it will probably all be crafting supplies. Those dang supplies are taking over my house... lol!

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  17. OMG - these are so cute! I want to make some of these!! I love the neon outline around it!

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    1. I'd love to see yours if you get a chance to make them. :)

      P.S. Cute Friday post. Those bunnies are making me blush... ;)

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    1. The yellow one is so happy and he thanks your for your vote! ;)

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  19. Oooh I'm liking the neon version even better :) This is a great DIY...trendy and cute but also easy and fun to make. Your blog is full of great ideas like this, I'm definitely following you :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Another vote for neon! :)

      Glad you like the DIY. I love your balloon pants. Such a refreshing change in this 'skinny jeans' world. :)

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  20. love love love! the perfect amount of neon.

    xox emily
    www.onceinablueroom.com

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  21. always love your DIY, so creative and you know how much I love color!!!! awesome:)

    And you know what? I am doing a CHANEL short giveaway in my blog. DO ck it out since I think its your size:)

    EDGYMIX-TRAVEL FOR FASHION

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    1. Hey Tammy, I sure do know that you are a girl who loves some color!

      I'm loving all the cuteness overload on your blog. And thanks for the Leibster nomination... sweeeeet! :)

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  22. I love these boxes! I can't wait to try and thrift a little box and try it out, they look especially good with the light wood! You're so creative thanks for sharing!
    hope your're having a beautiful day!
    xo Hannah

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    1. Such a great idea to thrift some boxes... reduce, reuse, recycle. Plus a vintage box would have such history and charm to it. Have a beautiful weekend yourself! :)

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  23. my favorite! i am really loving this little pop of color! too perfect :)
    xo TJ

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    1. A little pop is definitely a good thing, especially if it is neon. :)

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  24. Love the neon edging <3

    http://monstermagpie.blogspot.com/

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    1. A splash of neon is so much fun. :)

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  25. These look great too! The pink and yellow are such happy colours

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    1. Can't get much happier than neon pink and yellow.

      I'm loving your long lashes, btw. Hope you get a chance to flutter them this weekend! :)

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  26. I love these Erica! Totally cute!!

    Jen

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    1. Thanks Jen! I'll let you know when I get a chance to try your Chevron Canvas Art project. :)

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  27. Erica, these are fabulous! I have to say I prefer the neon versions, I just love the contrast between the muted wood and the bright colour. I feel very inspired just looking at these!

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    1. Thanks Gillian! I'm glad you find the bright boxes so inspiring! :)

      I hope you are enjoying the rest of your holiday!

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  28. Those boxes are too cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    1. They are so much fun, aren't they?!! They just brighten up the room! :)

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  29. Wow so so beautiful, I adore the neon stripes, thanks for sharing!
    xo
    Kate

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    1. Hi Kate! Wow, I'm a bit star struck. I've been a fan of your blog for long time now. Thanks for dropping by to check out my boxes. I couldn't have done it without your fabulous tutorial and inspiration! I'll keep you posted on any future projects I try from Centsational Girl. :)

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  30. holy wow! i love these!! thanks for sharing.

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    1. A 'holy wow' is definitely warranted when neon is involved! ;)

      P.S. Love your blueberry infused tea recipe. I've got to give that one a try!

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    1. Thanks Anastasia! Gotta love simplicity.

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    1. Hi Irene! So good to see you! Glad you like the bright colors! Pretty cheery, huh?!! :)

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  33. These are getting made and being given as Christmas gifts! Done.Deal.

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    1. These would be great gifts! In fact, I'm thinking about making a few for upcoming birthdays.

      I'd love to see pics of yours if you'd like to share them. :)

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  34. I love these neon boxes! Would make such a fun gift and looks so easy to do :) Thanks for sharing! Check out my teal design blog.

    http://designerinteal.blogspot.com/

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  35. So clever! The perfect touch of neon and I personally love it again the organic wood! We're cleaning house and I've just found several boxes that I look forward to trying this out on!

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