Monday, August 29, 2011

Night Light

Over the weekend, my kids had a cold and they were up and down all night long.  I got up at one point and stubbed my toes on the laundry cart.  I mean like 4 of them hard, OUCH.   I think the bathroom light is too bright to leave on, so, I made this:



A night light.  It gives off a nice light and smells good too.



Here is all you need.  A bag of Potpourri (I got mine at Wal Mart).  A string of lights, a rubber band and a doily (I also got it at Wal Mart).



I know I got my lights at Wal Mart on clearance last year after Christmas.  I think I paid like .50 cents for a string of 20.  I always grab a few boxes.



Pick your jar.  I like this big pickle jar.  Mason jars also look very pretty.  Just put your lights in the empty jar.



Plug the lights in so you can see how it will look.  Move them around while adding the Potpourri. 




Fill it to the rim and place a doily on top.  Secure it with a rubber band.






Choose a ribbon, raffia or twine to make it pretty.



There you go.  I made two and still had a little potpourri left over.



See how they light up the bathroom?  When the lights heat up, it makes the potpourri smell even better.  One year, I gave these to the ladies in my family for a Christmas present.  This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine....... You can include a Bible verse.

Happy Crafting, Rhonda



16 comments:

  1. That is so cute and Oh, I can just smell the wonderful aroma. It's dark in my house and I think I am going to have to have one of these!!

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  2. What a crafty idea! Hope everyone gets better soon...I know how important sleep is...

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  3. This is a great idea! I'm excited to get some great fall-ish smelling potpourri and try this. Thanks for sharing, found your blog through the sugar bee link party!

    Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

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  4. what a creative idea!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com

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  5. So clever! I like the idea of giving these as Christmas gifts.

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  6. These are very cute! I can not wait to make one for my mom!

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  7. That's beautiful...but if the lights get hot, isn't it a fire hazard??
    ---'Becca

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  8. Hi Becca, thanks for stopping by The Messy Roost. The lights I use are a very low voltage. They are indoor christmas lights. But still, I am not gonna fib, I went and checked my jars after I read your comment. Mine have been on for a couple of days non-stop and the jars are not even warm. Thanks again I appreciate your concern.

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  9. Beautiful! Would love if you would come share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

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  10. That is such a cute idea. Stopping in form Sassy Sites. Thanks for sharing. I love your blog!

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  11. Hi there~ Just stopping back by to say thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  12. Such a cute idea! I'm all about using mason jars since I currently have a ton of them. Thanks for the inspiration

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  13. so cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  14. Hi there -- I wanted to let you know that this project was our one of Top viewed linky's at last week's party -- stop by to grab the Top 3 button for your blog feature. woo hoo!!!!
    I'd love to invite you to join us again every Thursday - Sunday for another weekly linky party to strut your stuff. :)
    Tracy
    http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2011/09/tgif-linky-party-24.html

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  15. What a pretty night light. This is a such a great idea. Would make great gifts too! Thanks for sharing your tutorial on how to make this pretty night light.

    I am now following you on Network blogs (-;

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  16. This is adorable, i would love to give these as christmas pesents. Do you need to plug in the christmas lights or how does it work?

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