A star is born! I rescued this bright yellow plug in night light at a garage sale this summer. I wanted to dress it up, but still let the light still shine through. When I found the bags of wooden beads and diamond wrap at Dollar Tree, I was officially inspired! I originally thought I would cover the entire surface with the wooden beads because the holes in the beads would still let the light escape, but the hot pink focal was just enough. I have made enough mistakes in my crafting career to know when to stop! LOL
I look for barely used electrical items and when it is practical + functional that is something I want to put in my bag, take home and dream up a whimsical upcycle.
I made a color copy of a colorful doily that I have on a sheet of vellum paper, so the light would still show through the nightlight. Vellum is tricky to print on, after one try where I had to take the inkjet printer apart to pull out a totally crumbled piece, I used double stick tape to attach the vellum to a piece of cardstock printer paper and that worked. I hot glued the center of the doily printout to the star, cut the points and secured the edges with a row of diamond wrap.
I hot glued a colorful ribbon rose to each point. E6000 holds the hot pink wooden beads to give some dimension and a focal point button adorns the center! Now the night light will light up my Etsy shop WhimziVille with a little bohemian sass.
If you have been following my blog, you have heard me mention Mermaid Art SELLS! So that is where my brain is stuck, plus I am prepping for a Holiday Gift Fair and my booth theme is MERRY MERMAIDS. I started my blog June 2017 and recently went through by post stats to see what folks are most interested in. My mermaid posts GET THE LEAST INTEREST! LOL. Considering I don’t want to bore folks, I am sneaking in a little easy peasy upcycle which features a mermaid.
I used a razor blade to remove the painted “THYME” and attached a clip art mermaid with a very popular mermaid saying, “The tide of grace is always flowing”. A little pearl is always nice. More inventory for my booth!