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DIY how to make a wall sign using LED wire lights #Oakleaf

This post is made possible by #Oakleaf. I was provided a sample product at a steep discount for review purposes.

I recently received a string of solar powered lights for review and I was planning to make a Christmas tree on my outdoor siding with it. When they arrived and I realized just how long they were, I decided to turn them into a dream instead. Dream writing that is. I purchased some lights to do this some time ago but they weren’t long enough. So… it was a “dream” that was put off until another time.

I was really nervous about putting my sign up because I was afraid I’d break the wire but it turned out to be super strong and durable and even after endless wrapping on my tacks, it looks great and works great too.

I live in what used to be an old country store turned Terri’s Little Haven. So I have really tall walls. I had to stand on my bed to put my dream sign up but I do have a ladder that I’m going to use for the Christmas tree I still plan to do. For this wall writing, my bed was the perfect height.

What you will need to make a wall sign:

66ft 200 Leds Copper Wire Lights Solar Power
Push Pins -I bought mine on Amazon relatively cheap. There are 100 ct per pack.
Hammer if you have hard wood walls like I do
Ladder if needed

DIY how to make a wall sign using LED wire lights #Oakleaf

DIY how to make a wall sign using LED wire lights #Oakleaf

DIY how to make a wall sign using LED wire lights #Oakleaf

I thought about how I wanted my sign and how tall I wanted the first letter to be. I used it as a guide for the rest of the writing. I wanted my d to really stand out. Once I knew where my starting point would be, I made sure that my solar powered panel would fit in my window from my starting point. I gave myself about 8 extra inches but you don’t really need to do that unless you want to hide the green part of the wire as I did. The reason I put my panel in the window is I need daily sunlight in order for my sign to come on at night. I turned the mechanism on so it automatically comes on when it’s dark outdoors. When I want the lights to come on during the day, I hide the solar panel behind a screen I have so it thinks it’s dark out. There was a protective film covering it which I removed before putting it in the window.

DIY how to make a wall sign using LED wire lights #Oakleaf

I used clear tacks and hammered them into the wall. I have wood walls where I wanted the sign. I wouldn’t use a hammer for any other type of wall. But that’s just me. It’s not a perfect sign but to me that’s what gives it it’s charm. I love how it turned out. I had to redo my a a few times before I was satisfied with it so I’m glad I decided to make this on wood walls versus my Drywall, walls. I didn’t want a bunch of little pin holes showing if I ever decided to move my sign.

Because the lights were 66 ft in length (200 count lights), I was able to wrap my words 3 times each so at night, it really is a dream to look at. I don’t have to keep a night light on now (I stumble around from failed back surgery and have to see where I’m going to grab onto something sturdy if that happens). So, my new light is saving me money on my electric bill. Because it’s LED, it doesn’t require electricity (or batteries for that matter).

I’m going to buy some more to add stars above the words in the near future as well as a strand to make a Christmas tree on my outdoor wood wall. These are actually outdoor lights so they can be used indoors or out. I think it will be so stinkin cute. No, I don’t think, I know it will be.

DIY how to make a wall sign using LED wire lights #Oakleaf

What kind of sign would you make with your solar powered lights?

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12 Comments

  1. christina aliperti

    November 16, 2015 at 12:19 am

    I love this and I need to make one for myself. I never thought to make it but now I see how good it looks and I want to give it a try. I think I would make a love sign.

  2. Rosey

    November 13, 2015 at 10:32 am

    That’s very unique and I love it. It has a welcoming and warm feeling to it.

  3. Chantal

    November 12, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Wow I love this! So cool and unique, very creative idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide

    November 12, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    I LOVE THIS! What a fabulous idea to do in my kids’ playroom!

  5. April G

    November 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I would make a sign that says love. This is such a cute idea.

  6. Shaney Vijendranath

    November 12, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    This is amazing. I definitely want to create one for my daughters room. I think they will also work well for blog photos.

  7. rika

    November 12, 2015 at 4:54 am

    ww. beautiful.. i love great lighting! I think i need one for my bedroom

  8. Bri

    November 12, 2015 at 2:28 am

    That is such a great idea and would really work well as a beautiful night light for my little cousins. I like how these lights run on solar power.

  9. Jeni Hawkins

    November 12, 2015 at 12:38 am

    I LOVE your final product! This is so easy – who knew!? Thanks so much!

  10. Nikki

    November 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    This is really cute, I’m sure my kids would love to see this DIY’s.

  11. Liz Mays

    November 11, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Aww that is so cool! It was clever of you to use those push pins. It’s pretty amazing that this is all off the grid too.

  12. Elizabeth O.

    November 11, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    That’s so awesome. I always wanted lights like that in my bedroom! Thanks for sharing!

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