Repurposed Inspiration: Fall Night Light

deer night light feature

I love the autumn color combination of black, orange with a pop of yellow.  Since I have a bunch of night light kits sitting in a basket I decided to make a woodland themed night light.  This project took about a 1/2 hour courtesy of my hair dryer, teehee!


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I purchase some products at Michael’s Craft store that come in these plastic containers.  The plastic container isn’t thick….only the screw top section is on the thick side.   I made a woodland-type image with a free printable deer that I sized to fit the container.


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The scissors cut through the threads on the top of the container and after I cut of the top section was very easy to cut a piece that would fit my image perfectly.

Step One:  Cut a piece of plastic 4″ x 3″ (I used a jar type container, but a flat piece of plastic works also.)

Step Two:  Download pdf. of woodland scene.

Step Three:  Apply a THIN coat of Mod Podge on the plastic and put the image on the plastic, smoothing all wrinkles or air bubbles.  (I used a hair dryer to quickly dry it.)

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Step Four:  Glue the night light assembly to the plastic.

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Step Five:  After the image was completely dry, I used Diamond Glaze to seal the top. Again, I used my hair dryer to make short work of the glaze setting to a shiny finished product!

deer night light feature

This project makes a nice gift for the nature lover in your life!



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Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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