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For about the past six months or so, we have been slowly redoing the girls’ room. VERY SLOWLY. I really only have time to work on bits and pieces here and there, but when I get those bits and pieces done, it is VERY rewarding and the girls love it! Just this past week, my husband and I came up with this idea for a DIY nightlight, or what I lovingly like to call a dream box. Not only does it give the girls that little bit of light at night to keep the monsters away, it is a cute piece of decor that sits up on their dresser. I love multi-purpose items! Anddd.. within this Dream Box is a new product that I LOVE! A super bright GE LED Light Bulb that I found at Target! Not only are they energy efficient, but because they have LED power , they are NOT hot to the touch! This is AWESOME! My youngest daughter actually just burned her finger on an old light bulb just two weeks ago, so I am thrilled there is a lighting product out there that will not burn me or my kids.
I love that these pretty much look like the old standard bulb, especially since I have a set of old vintage lamps that were my grandparents’ that the shade only attaches to bulbs like these. Aren’t they pretty? LOL!
I found these bad boys on an end cap in the Housewares department at Target. I love that they have a variety of different types of bulbs– that way you can save even more money by upgrading and using these all over the home. Oh and they have a few coupons for this coupon– one on the GE website , 30% off on Target’s Cartwheel app, and a $2 off Target coupon so you can save even more $$! Plus, starting on April 27th, all 60W LED lighting will be Buy 1, Get 1 FREE! Woohoo!
So, if you’re interested and/or ready to make a nightlight/dream box of your own, keep scrolling because I’ll show you how!
Purchase one of those lidded paper craft boxes, about 12″x12″x12″. I got mine at Hobby Lobby. Draw whatever word you want on the BOTTOM of the box and cut it out with an X-Acto knife. Feel free to use a stencil for the letters. I just free-handed it.
Then, drill holes into the box into whatever pattern or design you would like. I only put holes on the top and 2 sides of the box since I didn’t want too much light coming through. Feel free to paint it whatever color you want using craft paint.
Using colors that coordinated with my daughters’ room, I used paint daubers and made polka dots on the box. I also outlined the letters using a fine paint brush. Once the paint dried I brushed on a layer of Mod Podge to give it a little sheen.
Then this is where the husband stepped in and helped. He attached this electrical cord to this ceramic lamp disc and attached it to the lid of the craft box after it was painted on the outside. He made a hole in the side of the lid to feed the cord through so the box could sit flush with the lid.
I can’t wait for the girls to ooh and ahh at their new “dream box!” What do you think about it? Are you loving the new GE LED lights as much as I am? If you haven’t tried them yet I highly encourage you check it out! You can find GE and their new LED products on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and of course at their website. Here’s to energy saving and DIY!