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{ELEGANT} Princess Night Light

{ELEGANT} Princess Night Light

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I have a treat for you today!  Becky from My Paper Craze is guest posting with an adorable girly project.  She used a couple of my favorite things (glass etching and her SIlhouette).  You can see her project below.  Also be sure to hop over to her site and show her some love.  Lots of inspiration to be found there.

Need a gift for that special little girl in your life {OR} have a nursery that could use a little brightening up?  Check out this {ELEGANT} Princess Night Light!

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I personally made this one for my daughter, adding her monogrammed initials in the corner.  How did I put this beautiful creation together?  I’m so glad you asked!  It was super easy using my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine.  Here’s the skinny:

First, here are the supplies you will need…

  • Glass block
  • Clear light accessory (use LED for safety!)
  • Glass etching cream
  • Masking tape
  • Vinyl*
  • Coordinating cardstock or paper
  • Coordinating ribbon
  • Cut File for design (or create your own!)

*If an electronic cutting machine is unavailable to you, don’t despair!  Just grab some craft paint (and stencil, if needed) and create your own design!

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  • First, “frost” your glass crafting block with glass etching cream (we love Armour!).  Tape of the edge of your block with masking tape and liberally apply the glass etching cream, following the provided directions.  Wash and dry before proceeding.
  • Second, cut and apply your vinyl design to your glass block.  I find it’s easier to line up the design with the block still empty.
  • Measure the “working area” of your glass block, accounting for the thickness of the sides.  Cut your cardstock or paper, roll into a tube shape and insert through the bottom of the glass block.  Once inserted, allow the cardstock to unroll and check the sides for a comfortable fit.
  • Unpackage and insert your lighting assembly.  You can use a string of clear lights (recycle those Christmas lights!) or a single-bulb night light assembly.
  • Finally, stretch out a length of ribbon, placing the glass block on top.  You should be able to adjust your ribbon by sliding it back and forth beneath the block.  Pull tight and tie a bow.  If using a sheer ribbon as I did, you may want to layer the ribbon a few times around the block for greater contrast.

And {TA-DA}, project complete!  How did yours turn out?  I’m sure it’s {BEAUTIFUL}!

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Not only are these cute décor items to display in a girl’s room or nursery, these make wonderful gifts!  And with the simplicity of this project, I can think of plenty of people that would {LOVE} to receive one of these beauties!  I know I’ll feel better knowing my sweet little angel is sleeping soundly with a little extra light in the room (and my toes thank me too—when I don’t kick scattered toys in the dark!).

What other designs can you think of for glass blocks?  Filled with {SPARKLE} tulle?  Flower petals?  I’m excited to hear what everyone comes up with!

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