DIY Night Light

Amber Oliver
by Amber Oliver
4 Materials
30 Minutes

Hey Hometalkers! Amber Oliver here with another great craft for your home! If you like this project, I hope you'll stop by my blog!

I've had this glass block in my craft stash for quite a while. I originally planned to do something Christmas related with it, but ultimately it just sat in the cabinet season after season. I recently saw a cool night light with an ombre effect and wanted to try to recreate it myself. I knew this glass craft block would be perfect for this project!

Start by choosing a word for the front of your night light. If you're using stickers, make sure you use vinyl or thick rubber stickers. Anything thin or paper and the paint will soak through and not give you the crisp lines you want.

I used thicky, puffy stickers to spell out 'SHINE BRIGHT' for my nightlight. I also contemplated using my Cricut machine to cut my monogram, but will try that next time!

Once your word/words are in place, mix up your paint. Instead of using four different paints, I started with one color and added white paint to get 3 additional shades for the ombre look.

After your paint is mixed, use a dabber to put on each row of paint then let dry.

After the paint drys, carefully peel up the letters to reveal your design!

I put in a strand of Christmas lights to make a fun decorative night light!

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  • Suzanna Milligan Suzanna Milligan on Mar 21, 2020

    Love the idea! But I am interested in your pin holders! Are those cans? Cute idea!!

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  • Diana Cotton Diana Cotton on Apr 07, 2020

    Another way is to use thin scrap material and wrap it up using hot glue. I have one in my grandsons room wrapped with Care Bear print. Make a bow and hot glue on top. I have a fall one also.