Wednesday, March 8, 2017

DIY Galaxy night lamp

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I came up with this idea of making a galaxy night lamp as we needed a night lamp for our restrooms. Restrooms in our apartment are located in such a way that when someone switches ON the light it directly hits the face of the people sleeping in the bedroom.So, I needed something subtle for the late night trips to the bathrooms. I came across a $1 LED lamp in the dollar store and there was only piece left so I immediately grabbed it, as I don't see this kind of LED lamp in the dollar tree I regularly shop. I wanted something fun instead of a regular night lamp and also I don't want to spend a ton on a $1 lamp which ended up in a Galaxy night lamp using Christmas ornament from the dollar store. Let's see how.

how to make a galaxy night lamp
Materials Used:
Sunbeam LED night lamp with ON/OFF switch
Christmas ornament - 1
Markers in galaxy colors(purple, violet, pink, blue, magenta, etc)
White pen or star stickers 

Step 1: Remove the cover and unwanted parts from the night lamp. I removed a small cap like thing on the top of the LED bulb as I wanted the light to be bright. Make sure the ornament you are using fits perfectly. The Ornament I am using here is also from the dollar store.(for your reference)

Step 2: Use markers and color the ornament randomly with all the galaxy color markers possible. 

Step 3: Use a paper towel or cotton pad dipped in rubbing alcohol to smudge the marker lines on the ornaments. Make sure the cotton pad or paper towel you are using is just damp and not wet. 

Step 4: Use a white pen to draw stars on the outside of the ornament. Allow it to dry. Use glue to attach the ornament to the lamp base. And then, you're done!. Plug in the lamp to enjoy the amazing galaxy night light. 

How simple was that? Instead of drawing the stars, if you have any star stickers you can use that or you can cut tiny stars out of vinyl if you have a cutting machine. How do you like the look of this lamp? I had the markers, rubbing alcohol, cotton pads, white pens, etc already and I'm sure most of you will have these basic supplies already at home like me. So, to be exact, this lamp costs $1.50 only(You will get 2 Christmas ornaments for $1) excluding the other common supplies.

I used an extender to plug the lamp as the ornament hits the wall.If you don't have one at home, you can trim the ornament into half so that it doesn't hit the wall.Share what you think about this galaxy night lamp in the comment below. As always I will be happy to hear from you. 

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  1. This is such a fun idea! No doubt each of my kids is going to want me to make one of these for their rooms. Thanks for the fantastic tutorial!

    1. Thank you Marie! I'm sure they will love this !

  2. I LOVE this idea. We have the same problem in our house with lights. My daughter would love to help make these with me. Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters Party! #HomeMattersParty

  3. What a great idea! My nephews would have so much fun with this. #HomeMattersParty

  4. This galaxy night light is SO COOL!!!! I never would have guessed you can use a Christmas ornament on the night lights. I want to make at least one of these for my kids. They'd love it. #HomeMattersParty

  5. Such a cool Galaxy night light! My daughter would love this!

  6. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! That is so awesome and I love the colors! Thanks for sharing #HomeMattersParty

  7. I would have never thought to do this with a night light. Wish I had seen something like this when my kids were younger. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty

  8. What a super cool idea! I can't believe how simple this DIY is with Sharpies. Such a great pop of color. LOVE it. :) #HomeMattersParty

    Life With Lorelai

  9. Was the ornament glass or plastic???

  10. I love this idea! But how do you change the bulb if you glue the ornament down? Or am I missing something? Thank you for all these great ideas. I can't wait to get started!

    1. It is LED bulb, Cherri. It should lasts long. Thank you for the comment.

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