How to make illuminated wall art

View the video

How to make illuminated wall art

View the video
×

More D.I.Y. Advice

How to make illuminated wall art 00:43

Christmas Ideas How to make illuminated wall art Create a unique piece of illuminated art for your walls with this simple D.I.Y. project.

shooting stars 00:44

Christmas Ideas How to create shooting stars Give your garden fence a starry makeover with this easy D.I.Y. shooting stars project.

festoon window 00:57

Christmas Ideas How to create your own festoon window Spread the Christmas cheer both inside and out with a festoon window, adorned with fairy lights and festive decorations.

bauble bird nests and light spheres 00:59

Christmas Ideas How to make bauble bird nests and light spheres A bauble bird nest or light sphere is the perfect way to brighten up any outdoor entertaining area, adding some festive feeling come December. It’s an easy D.I.Y. project that will take just a few hours to complete.

how to make chicken wire baubles 01:06

Christmas Ideas How to make chicken wire baubles Transform your outdoor area with our take on Christmas chicken wire baubles. Follow this step-by-step guide from Bunnings to find out how to make your own.

Make your own card holder light wall 00:32

Christmas Ideas Make your own card holder light wall Brighten up your Christmas card display this year with a card holder light wall. It helps to save space and it looks great!

How to make a Christmas teepee 00:51

Christmas Ideas How to make a Christmas teepee Introduce the festive feeling in your outdoor areas with a Christmas teepee, made with just a few common D.I.Y. materials.

an outdoor christmas table setting with a fairy light chandelier hanging above 00:42

Christmas Ideas How to make a tree branch chandelier Our DIY fairy light chandelier will add a wow factor to your outdoor entertaining space.

how to make a macrame christmas decoration 02:59

Christmas Ideas How to make macrame Christmas decorations Want to get creative this festive season? Have a go at making your own Christmas decorations. We’ve got the lowdown on how to create stunning macramé baubles.

A large staircase decorated with fairy lights wrapped around and cascading down the bannister 00:58

Christmas Ideas How to create a stair rail garland Transform your staircase into a festive feature in just a few simple steps.

Create a unique piece of illuminated art for your walls with this simple D.I.Y. project.

Tools and materials

Crescent 370 x 4.8mm White Cable Ties - 100 Pack

Dulux 300g Metalshield Epoxy Structural Steel Spray Paint

Safety Glasses

Lytworx 5m White Double Sided Neon Flex Light

Monarch 1.5 x 1.5m Canvas Drop Sheet

Rapid Mesh 600 x 900mm 25 x 25mm Wire Mesh Panel

Wellcare KN95 Dust Mask - 5 Pack

tools and materials

When it comes to decorating your home, the vision can sometimes not match the budget. However, this D.I.Y. light art project is a great alternative to expensive neon wall art and best of all, is super easy to do.

To create a gallery-like feel in your home all you need is a mesh panel, some spray paint, multi-coloured LED rope lights and a little creativity. You can write a word or create a shape and hang it anywhere in your home, all for much less than a traditional installation would cost. However, this isn’t one to be rushed a little patience and attention to detail at the beginning of the project will make all the difference at the end.

This D.I.Y. project is a great way to create something completely unique that can be hung in your living room, or used as a beautiful night light in a child’s room. It can also be customised to suit the aesthetic of your home, with specific colours highlighted.

We’ve used rope light for this project, but should you wish to create something more abstract, you can also use fairy lights or other decorations, like ribbon or string.

1. Spray your mesh

Drop a sheet on a table or floor to protect your surroundings. Place the mesh on the sheet and put on your safety glasses, rubber gloves and face mask. Spray the mesh until completely covered and then leave to dry.

How to make illuminated wall art

2. Get creating!

It’s time to get creative! Once the mesh is dry, “draw” or “write” your word onto the mesh grid.

How to make illuminated wall art

3. Secure it

If you need something to keep the rope light in place, use cable ties to secure. We’re writing “Joy”.

How to make illuminated wall art

4. Position the artwork

Once you’ve created the artwork, it’s time to pop it in a spot where your friends and visitors can see. Make sure your chosen spot is near a power point.

How to make illuminated wall art

What will you create?

Explore our range of rope lights and fairy lights for your next masterpiece!

hydrangea

Planting & Growing How to create an allergy-friendly garden If you suffer from hay fever or other allergies, then being out in the garden can, at times, be less than enjoyable. But there are some steps you can take to create an allergy-friendly garden so you can spend more time gardening and less time sneezi...

pot

Planters How to choose the right plant pot Pots are a great way to add colour, interest or texture to your outdoor space. Tuscan Path’s Elaine Foster shares her top tips on how to choose the perfect pot.

sunflower

Planting & Growing How to plant and care for sunflowers Sunflowers are a great way to add colour to your garden, and they’re easy to grow and care for. Bunnings Greenlife buyer Katie explains the basics of how to grow sunflowers and shares some tips on how to care for them.

paint

Guides & Projects How to upcycle almost any piece of furniture with paint Rather than throwing out old household items, you can restore them with paint. It’s a quick, easy and affordable way to give anything from furniture to fences a new lease on life. Learn how to paint and prepare different surfaces to get the finish y...

DIY balcony and courtyard garden

Planters D.I.Y. balcony and courtyard garden Even if your outdoor space is limited to a balcony or courtyard, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having a garden. The team at Tuscan Path, who have been supplying pots to the Australian marketplace for over 40 years, share some ideas on how ...

 kitchen benchtop materials

Benchtops & Cabinets A guide to kitchen benchtop materials The perfect benchtop will add style to any kitchen. It’ll also see the most action, so choosing the right benchtop for your kitchen – and budget – is an important decision explains Bunnings Kitchen Designer Ben Carey.

Top of the content