So you want a customized nightlight but you don’t want to pay $35.00 for it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this post, I’ll show you how to make a nightlight that looks ridiculously similar to the Pottery Barn Kids version but for 1/4 of the price. Inexpensive, easy, and cute? My kind of project!
1. Design your nightlight image. You can do this on your computer (4×4 square should cover the canvas front and sides) and then print it out on a piece of white tissue paper you’ve taped down to a normal printer sheet. Another option, would be to cut a 4×4 square from decorative tissue and just use letter stickers to customize.
2. Use Zig Squeeze & Roll Jumbo Tip Glue to affix the tissue to the front of canvas. Gently smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles. I highly suggest not applying too much glue because you definitely don’t want to soak the tissue! Repeat on the sides, folding in the corners like you’re wrapping a present. Try not to touch the printed image too much, the ink will smear.
And that’s it! Assuming you have some of the more basic supplies (glue, tissue paper, etc), you can make your own customized nightlight for just $8.21. Not bad when you’re looking at $35.00 plus shipping from Pottery Barn Kids!
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.