New Guide: Make a Custom LED Neon Selfie Spot Backdrop
Check out the latest guide from Erin St Blaine: how to use LED “Neon” strips to build a fun backdrop in your business or bedroom that’s perfect for taking selfies. This build method makes it easy to design, lay out, and assemble your neon selfie spot, plus it’s easy to take apart and reconfigure to show your “flavor of the month.”
This guide doesn’t require soldering or coding skills, and you can make some really fun and unique light art with just a bit of craft wire. From the guide:
The Oxford English Dictionary added the word “selfie” in 2013, but its usage is documented as early as 2002. It’s one of the most popular uses of the modern smart phone. And let’s face it – people love taking selfies.
More and more businesses and events are taking note of this fact and building in locations where people can stand and get a really great selfie for Instagram or Facebook, or a unique and fun video for TikTok. And with the Zoom Boom happening thanks to Covid 19, people want interesting backdrops in their homes as well.
This guide will show you how to build your own custom selfie spot out of LED Neon. It’s easy to assemble, it’s mobile, and it’s also easy to take apart and re-configure, when you decide you’re ready for a change of scenery.
There’s no coding required. Just choose the colors you want, lay them out, and plug them in to get a magical glowing wall of selfie goodness.
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