Friday, January 16, 2015

Starry Nightlight

On Monday I posted a picture of our Starry nightlight. I based its idea off of the nightlight made by This blogger. However, I wanted mine to be shatter proof so that Panda could play with it.
So I used a plastic peanut butter jar. I cleaned it out and painted the inside with a mixture of black, purple, and black glitter paint.
I punched holes into the jar to make constellations and then painted white lines on the outside of the jar to map the constellations out. The lid I covered in glitter and glue. Once the lid was dry I covered the glitter with Triple Thick Diamond glaze. It coats the glitter like a resin so when you touch it it's smooth (ish) and the glitter does not flake off.
For the light, I used high temp hot glue to glue a touch LED light into the lid. I glued a circle of felt on the other side of the lid so it would not scratch tables and other surfaces. 
 You can't see it in the photos, but the purple paint helped to make more of a night sky color than just plain black and the glitter actually glistens and shines. It's really quite beautiful. 
 
How has it held up?  Wonderfully! Panda has played with his nightlight every day/night. He's even thrown it a few times and it still looks like new.
Thank you for reading. What inspired activities are happening around your home? Have a blessed weekend and
Shine on!

6 comments:

  1. Peanut butter jar! Love it! I was wondering which jar you chose!

    Seriously, this is awesome! I think I want to play with your idea to make a firefly version. That would be SO sweet as a summertime night-light here where we don't have fireflies!

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    1. Or... You could drive the 20 minutes over to my house this summer and watch real ones ;) such a funny state we live in.. And I like the firefly idea. Let me know how it turns out.

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  2. What a great idea! Love it!

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    1. Thanks. It's been a huge hit here. I sure hope it lasts. So far, still good.

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  3. what a fun idea! I want to make one of these. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Your welcome. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for dropping in :)

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