Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pirate Nightlight

Before we start this tutorial, we just want to say thanks to all of you who participated in our first Saturday Spotlight linky party! And if you couldn't make it last week, join us this next Saturday!

Anyways, back to crafting...

So, this is another craft made from practically nothing (which I love). I was drinking a two liter of Pepsi and I got the idea to use the side of the bottle as a night light!

 What you will need:

-Cheap-o night light (one that you can take off the front...mine was Santa) $1
-2 liter soda bottle
-Fabric scraps 
-hot glue gun
-permanent marker

1. Cut out a trapezoid type shape from the plastic bottle to use as the shade.

 2. Print off a picture to trace onto your shade. I chose a non-threatening, non-creepy, very innocent-looking skull and crossbones. 

3. Using some spray adhesive, take your shade outside and spray the front and let set for one minute. Then, place your fabric onto the shade.

4. I also used some strips of fabric to twist and hot glue around the edges to give the shade a more finished look. 

4. I cut out a little connector piece to hook onto the actual light and glued it to the shade. 

There ya have it! 

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  1. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! This is sooooo cute!!! Can we say creative??!! I sure can!!! I have a linky party on Wednesdays called "Show Us What You're Workin' With Wednesday". I would LOVE for you galls to join us :)


  2. I absolutely LOVE this!! I have to make one. Now. Thanks for posting!

  3. This is so cute, ill have to make one for my son :)
    I am a follower and was wondering if you would help me out by becoming a follower on my blog :) i would really appreciate it.
    <3 Jackie

  4. That is just the cutest thing I've ever seen! My boys love skeletons/skulls ever since watching the Nightmare Before Xmas. They call them Jack.


  5. What a fun idea! I love it! : )

  6. This is a darling post! I just found your blog, and I love it! I am your newest follower. :)

  7. This turned out great!

    Thanks for joing Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me next week for another great party.

  8. Love that you have boy crafts on here! I see cute girls stuff all over, but boys things are harder to come by. Love it, thanks!!



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