Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Twinkle Nightlight Painting :: {Dollar Store Craft}

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If I had known that having a baby would open up a seemingly endless world of opportunity for completely unnecessary crafts, I would have totally insisted on having baby sooner.

Just kidding.



This project only cost me $3! I found all of my supplies at the Dollar Tree or the thrift store. I did already have the basic supplies (like paint, glue, and white cardstock) on'm not counting those. :)

I found an unopened two-pack of 8x10 canvases at my local thrift store for $2, and a pack of dragonfly string LED lights + batteries at Dollar Tree for another $2.

These are the lights I picked up...and after this project I want to go back to the store and buy about ten more sets for miscellaneous craft usage...seriously...there are so many possibilities!

First order of business? Pluck all the plastic dragonflies off. DONE. I will probably save them in their box for years to come under the assumption that I will SURELY USE THEM FOR SOMETHING, SOMETIME, in the future. 

Next I painted my canvas to somewhat resemble a night sky. Swirly and stuff and things. I let that dry (read: I pulled out my hairdryer and blasted the poor thing because I have a patience problem. Have I told you guys about my patience problem?) 

ANNDDDD here is where I didn't take any more progress pictures because I forgot I was supposed to be documenting this process. I'M SORRY. Basically what I did at this point...

-Paint 'Twinkle Twinkle' on there with white paint in my lovely handwriting. I have bad handwriting with a pencil, so trying to do it in paint is just hilariously hit or miss.
-Punch little holes in the canvas

-Insert LEDs into said little holes and secure them with glue
-Cut out stars (hahahahaha cutting out decent star shapes. hahahaha) and attach them over the LEDs. 

For the stars, I didn't want them just glued down to the canvas, so I used some 3D foam dots to make them stand up a little.
Anndd viola! Super simple and inexpensive decor! Here it is turned off...

...and turned on...

...and turned on with the lights off!

What do you guys think?

1 comment:

  1. It looks so sweet)) My son and I, we adore the song "Twinkle, twinkle little star", no matter that English is not our mother tongue as we live in Moscow, Russia :)
    p.s. Your handicraft is adorable, I can't stop scrolling the blog)) Do you have an Instagram account now? Find me: Mslingva. I would like to make friends)


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