This year for New Year’s Eve we went to an “Illuminati” themed party. I wanted to keep things simple and decide I would just wear my black suit and where some sort of “spooky” pocket square. While searching for occult pocket squares I came across the Draper, an Instructable for building a glowing pocket square. Not having the time to order parts (this was December 30th, after all) I decided to see what I could whip up on my own. Between a battery pack powered strip of LEDs I had lying around, a quick trip to Jo-Ann’s fabrics and some clutch design skill from Deana I had everything I needed. First, Deana designed me a couple of occult patterns to go under the cloth.
I printed them out on card stock and cut them out to fit my suit pocket (4″ x 6″). I cut a piece of foam roughly a quarter inch thick and taped that to back of the card stock to help diffuse the LEDs. Next I taped the LEDs along the back of the foam. The last step was to cut out a square of white cloth and fold it around the top of the card stock cutout. I had originally planned to fold the cloth nicely around the card stock and leave it at that, but I was having trouble fitting everything inside the pocket so I ended up just taping the cloth down.
Given how little time I had to throw this together I’m really pleased with how it turned out.