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Dollar Store Night Light Makeover with Mod Podge

This DIY night light revamp uses a dollar store find along with Mod Podge and tissue paper! Such a fun home decor makeover for a small price.

This DIY night light revamp uses a dollar store find along with Mod Podge and tissue paper! Such a fun home decor makeover for a small price.

If anyone knows me, they know my love for Dollar Tree. I have talked about it at length on my blog and every time I go there, I seem to find another gem. As I was browsing the other day, I came across some push night lights in cute shapes.

My daughter was needing a night light, and I had a light bulb moment! Why not take this little plastic push light and give it a makeover with a few craft materials I already had on hand? And a DIY night light for just $1? You can’t really go wrong.

I want to go grab the other shapes and make more now that I’ve completed this one. I made mine girly, but you could easily alter this little project for a boy. Maybe use some white spray paint and a light blue tissue paper for a nursery? The possibilities are endless!

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Dollar Tree Night Light

For this project, you will need:

  • Mod Podge Hard Coat (or you can use an original formula)
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paint Brush
  • Spray Paint
  • Sharpie
  • Push Light from Dollar Tree
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Grab yourself a push light from Dollar Tree, Target, Walmart or wherever else you can find one.

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Use painter’s tape to cover up the light but leave the edges exposed.

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Give your light a few coats of spray paint. I chose gold of course!

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Start layering on tissue paper with Mod Podge.

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After you’ve added a few layers to your dollar store night light, top it all off with a final layer of Mod Podge.

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Use your sharpie to make a pattern on the light once it’s fully dry, or just leave it as is!

This DIY night light revamp uses a dollar store find along with Mod Podge and tissue paper! Such a fun home decor makeover for a small price.

It looks cute enough during the day to leave out on a night stand.

This DIY night light revamp uses a dollar store find along with Mod Podge and tissue paper! Such a fun home decor makeover for a small price.

And it makes a pretty design when it’s lit up at night.

This DIY night light revamp uses a dollar store find along with Mod Podge and tissue paper! Such a fun home decor makeover for a small price.

Go make over a dollar store night light (or a bunch) today!! If you enjoyed this Dollar Tree night light makeover, I’d love for you to check out these other ideas:

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suzanne

Thursday 10th of March 2016

I love this idea! It definitely looks better and is more fun. I was thinking you could mod podge on a slightly smaller fabric heart in the center and then the outside would shine bright while still having a hand decorated touch in the center.

Connie Higbee

Sunday 28th of February 2016

Love this idea!!! I think I will make some for stocking stuffers!!!

Creative Khadija

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

So cute :) Looks awesome!

Malia

Monday 22nd of February 2016

Super cute, I am loving the modern vibe!

Paige

Monday 22nd of February 2016

This would be so fun and cute in a little girls room!

Paige http://thehappyflammily.com