Tissue Box Night Light
When the grandchildren came to stay overnight at grandma's house, they needed a night light. So we made one. Using a tissue box, some waxed paper that was colored with alcohol inks, and some mini artificial tea lights.
You must cut out the side panels from the box so that the light can glow through the sides and top. Leave the top of the box so that it will hold the tea lights in place in the opening of the box. The bottom, and all four sides will be covered with a translucent and painted with the alcohol inks.
This translucent skin is made by dropping little bits of alcohol onto the waxed paper and then folding the paper together on to itself. The next step is to use a heat gun and gently go over the paper to melt the two layers together. It only takes a few seconds and it is ready to fit into place with the quick grip glue. Trim the paper to fit the side it is being glued to. After all pieces have been fitted onto the box, put artificial tea lights under it and turn them on. You will have a soft, warm, portable night light.
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- Tissue box (on hand)
- Waxed paper (on hand)
- Alcohol inks (on hand - purchased from Joann's)
- Heat gun (on hand)
- Quick grip glue (Walmart)
- Artificial tea lights (Walmart)
Published September 27th, 2017 1:05 AM
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Leah Deverett on Sep 27, 2017This is so stunning and innovative! Thanks for sharing!
Kelly Condie Thompson on Oct 06, 2017Thank you Leah. Had it not been for the challenge, I never would have even tried it.
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