Floral patterns are so on trend right now that I thought I’d try my hand at making a glowing art piece with a floral theme. I’m using mine as a DIY night light in my little girl’s room, but it’s really just a pretty decoration similar to a lighted marquee sign. My floral night light turned out so cool. And guess what? You don’t have to be an artist to be able to create these pretty watercolor-like flowers. Promise!
Now, I promise that I’m not an artist and I don’t really know how to freehand flowers. So shhh…. here’s my secret to drawing flowers. I trace them! I found a piece of pretty floral scrapbook paper in my craft stash and placed it under the glass.
Then I used the Spectrum Noir markers to trace the floral design onto the glass. Did you know you could use alcohol markers on glass? Well, you can and the effect is really pretty. Be sure you draw your design onto the side of the glass that will be inside the shadow box so it doesn’t accidentally get rubbed off.
After you’ve completed your design, pull the glass away and voila! Hand painted flowers with a soft watercolor look.
Now unwind the string of fairy lights and thread them through the top slot into the inside of the shadow box. Tape them into place so that the lights are randomly spaced all along the back area.
Cut two pieces of vellum to fit into the frame and carefully slide them in.
Slide the glass panel back into place so that it covers the vellum. Then get some batteries quick because you’re going to want to see how pretty your flowers are all lit up.
Isn’t it so cool? It makes a great DIY night light, but it would be so pretty for a wedding reception or baby shower too.
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Jennifer is a wife and mother of three. She blogs at TheCraftPatchBlog.com, where she shares craft tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and loads of creative inspiration for home and family. When she’s not blogging or crafting, Jennifer loves to shop at thrift stores, play kickball with her family and adventure in the great state of Idaho.