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If you've gotten a little bored with just hanging regular old pictures and pieces of art, this is a simple way to make things a little more interesting.  

I bought a tiki mask on vacation this year and decided it was missing something.  I had some old glow wire laying around and decided to see what I could do.  The method I used is very simple and can be applied to any wall art, such as picture frames or even flat screen tv's, and it will not cause any damage to your belongings.  For example, one of my next projects is to do something similar with my old saxophone from band, so think outside the box!
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Step 1: Materials

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You will not need very much to do this project, and everything is fairly cheap.


Knife or scissors
Electric tape- whatever color best suits you
Batteries- I used a 9 volt battery, but it depends on what type of EL wire you use
EL Wire with controler
Tiki mask- or whatever you want to glow

Step 2: Organize your wires

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I can't stand a bird's nest of wires.  Unnecessary wires hanging out will not look good, so neaten things up.  It also makes attaching your wire much easier.
ShaunHill5 days ago

How about attaching the el wire to the mains? How would this be achieved?

choang13 years ago
Hey, great job on the tiki mask! I was wondering, you said that your next project is to attach EL Wire to a saxophone? I have EL Wire and a saxophone, would the EL Wire affect the tone of the saxophone if I put it in the bell?
SeamusDubh4 years ago
Sweet. Now all you need is to find one that does the fade in and out modulation, giving it that living breathing kind of feeling.
Lofton1 (author)  SeamusDubh4 years ago
thats a good idea, i may try that. if i do i think ill try a different color too.