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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!

Mod Podge Hard Coat, tissue paper, and a paintbrush

Dollar Tree Night Light

For this project, you will need:

red and white heart push light from Dollar Tree

Grab yourself a push light from Dollar Tree, Target, Walmart or wherever else you can find one.

Painter's tape on the top of the push light

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

Edge of the push light spray painted with gold paint

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

Applying tissue paper to the top of the push light with Mod Podge

Start layering on tissue paper with Mod Podge.

Applying a final layer of Mod Podge to the tissue paper on the push light

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

Adding dots to the front of the push light with a Sharpie

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

Hand pushing the revamped push light

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

Dollar Tree push light turned into a DIY night light

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

DIY night light using dollar store materials

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:


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!


Monday 22nd of February 2016

Super cute, I am loving the modern vibe!


Monday 22nd of February 2016

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