Night-Light From Something Unspeakable

2 Materials
30 Minutes

Don’t tell anyone, this colourful child’s night-light is made from a toilet brush holder. Unused off course!

Yes, its true, a toilet brush can actually be a glamorous object that you want to show off to people.

This very unchique, lurid green number is fresh from the plastics shop, together with a CD tower lid (or something similiar that fits loosely into the base of the holder, you could also cut foam board to size), nail polish and a short string of coloured Christmas lights. A bit of sticky tape may also be needed.

Use nail polish, stickers, Sharpies or washi tape to decorate the holder. The picture above was taken whilst I was experimenting to see if putting the wet nail polish into the freezer would make it dry faster. The nail girls on the Youtube video said to immerse your freshly painted nails into ice water, so my toilet brush holder landed in a very unlikely place next to the ice cream. I can’t say it worked.

Once dry, flip the holder upside down and wrap the lights around the inside pillar, the idea being that the lights should be evenly distributed from top to bottom. You may need to stick the wire in place with tape if you are using a very deep holder but in this case gravity did not make it collapse to the bottom. Keep the switch on the outside. Switch the lights on and check that you are happy with their position.

Next, stick a glob of hot glue on the base of the central pillar and then stick the CD lid to it. From the picture above you can see that there is a gap between the CD cover and the side of the brush holder. This is perfect for keeping the lights inside when the holder is lifted but still allows room for the wire to pass through.

Now its ready to put things in and keep a slumbering child company.

Suggested materials:

  • Toilet brush
  • Christmas lights

Top Hometalk Projects

30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
20 Easy Concrete Projects You Absolutely CAN Do!
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
21 Insanely Cute Reasons to Add Pineapple to Your Decor
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
Browse Through These Dream Bedrooms & Find Your Favorite!
These Upcycling Ideas Will Blow You Away!
15 Things To Do With Scrap Material
15 Quick and Easy Gift Ideas Using Buttons
Turn Your Old Junk Into The Perfect Home For Your Plants
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
31 Super Cute & Easy DIY Ideas For Your Kitchen
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe

Have a question about this project?

1 question

Join the conversation

4 of 11 comments
Your comment...