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25 Adorable DIY Nightlights That You AND Your Kids Will Love
These are all really easy to DIY and many of them are great for kids’ bedrooms. Some of them are even great for adults’ bedrooms!
D.G. Sciortino
06.01.18

Nightlights can be a very powerful tool. They keep monsters away and make sure that our children don’t have to be scared in the dark. They can even help us older folks get to the bathroom in the middle of the night without stubbing a toe. But some nightlights can look pretty tacky. That’s why it’s best to make your own.

Here are 25 Adorable DIY Nightlights That You AND Your Kids Will Love:

1) Tree Night Light

This project uses a bunch of string lights. They are just shaped into a tree. You can use staples or push pins to keep the lights in place.

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2) Wire Basket Light

This nightlight was made form a $2 wire basket. Just weave some fabric through it and add a bulb. Learn how to make it here.

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3) Three Minute Nursery Light

These lights use LED tea lights. They are perfect because they don’t give off too much light which could wake the baby. Learn how to make it below.

4) VHS Tape Lights

These are so cool, especially if you’re a fan of nostalgia. This project uses LED powered lights so that they are safe and heat free. You can buy them for $20 here on Etsy or make them yourself. You’ll find a tutorial below.

5) Upcycled Book Light

Do you need a little light that’s strong enough so that you can see the book you’re reading? Why not make this cool book light. Learn how to make one here.


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6) Glass Bottle Light

You can use a wine bottle or any other glass bottle for this project. You can drill a hole in your bottle or slip in fairy lights and hide the switch on the top with some flowers or other decoration. Get the details here.

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7) Mason Jar Light

This project involves first spray painting your jar a light blue ombre color with some sparkles. An LED light is glued to the lid. You’ll find the directions on how to make this here.

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8) Vintage Camera Light

This is also another really cool one. You can find a vintage camera at a thrift store and the light at the dollar store. Read the tutorial here.

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9) Constellation Jar Light

Poke some holes in a piece of aluminum and place in a jar. Pop in a light and you’re done. You can find the details here.

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10) Glow Glass Jar

These are super simple to make. Just pour in some glow-in-the-dark paint. Get the full instructions here.

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11) Motel Sign Light

This is another easy one. All you need to do is cut out an image that has holes in it and glue it to a nightlight. You can get real creative with different designs. See the tutorial here.

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12) Pretty Cloud Nightlight

This one is so pretty! It uses paper lanterns, LED curtain lights, and some batting. Watch how it was made below.

13) Plastic Bottle Fairy Light

Cut open a plastic bottle and place a tea light in it. Then decorate it so it looks like a fairy house. Learn more about this project here.
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14) Origami Jar Light

Make tiny little origami birds and glue them to some fairy lights. Place them in a jar so that they look like they are suspended. You can also buy one here.

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15) Olaf Cup Nightlight

This is a simple project that you can make with the kids. Place an LED light inside a cup, tape two cups together, and decorate your cups. You can find the instructions here.

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16) Paper Pyramid Lantern

This project also requires folding some paper piece. Just pop in an LED light and you’re done. The tutorial can be found here.

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17) Firefly Egg Lights

You can upcycle your plastic Easter eggs for this project. Just glue an LED light in one and decorate like a cute bug. Learn how to make them here.

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18) Illuminated Canvas Light

This is another project that can be personalized. Grab a canvas, acrylic paint, and a bulb and socket. You can find the instructions here.

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19) Hot Air Balloon Lantern

This project is perfect for a baby’s nursery. You just need a paper lantern, electric candle, and a few other pieces. You can see how it was made below.

20) Glowing Rope Rug

This is a pretty unique piece. Just crochet around a rope light and use it as a rug. Get details on this project here.

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21) Vellum Gem Nightlight

This is another fairly simple project but it looks super cute. Grab some cardstock, vellum, and a nightlight. The tutorial can be found here.

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22) Glitter Canvas Nightlight

Make your nightlight a piece of art. Poke holes into a canvas to create a design and place lights behind it. Learn how to make it here.

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23) Perfume Bottle Light

Empty out an old perfume bottle and toss in some fairy lights. You can stencil a saying on it too. Hide the switch with a bow.

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24) Birdhouse Nightlight

This is perfect if your home has country decor. Add some lights to the inside of a birdhouse. Just make sure your birdhouse has holes in it so that the light can shine through.

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25) Illuminated Bookshelf

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This takes a little more effort but it’s a really cool project. It uses small rope lights for illumination. You can find the instructions here.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at [email protected]
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