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.
2) Wire Basket Light
This nightlight was made form a $2 wire basket. Just weave some fabric through it and add a bulb.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10) Glow Glass Jar
These are super simple to make. Just pour in some glow-in-the-dark paint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16) Paper Pyramid Lantern
This project also requires folding some paper piece. Just pop in an LED light and you’re done.
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.
18) Illuminated Canvas Light
This is another project that can be personalized. Grab a canvas, acrylic paint, and a bulb and socket.
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.
21) Vellum Gem Nightlight
This is another fairly simple project but it looks super cute. Grab some cardstock, vellum, and a nightlight.
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.
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.
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.
25) Illuminated Bookshelf
This takes a little more effort but it’s a really cool project. It uses small rope lights for illumination.
Colander Hanging Planter
Forget regular flower pots, use a colander instead! Bright colorful colanders are perfect for transforming into a hanging flower pot because the holes allow drainage after you water the plants or flowers. Get the full tutorial here.
Colorful Bird Feeder
Enjoy watching birds as you sip iced tea in your backyard with this brightly colored piece of decor. All you’ll need are some saucers and a dish in the colors of your choice, along with a few other pieces of hardware.
DIY Floral Sign
Don’t let this vividly gorgeous floral sign intimidate you. When it comes down to it – it only requires five pieces of material, including a lot of faux flowers. A Beautiful Mess has the step-by-step instructions on how to create this masterpiece.
Matte Painted Mason Jars
Instantly add a pop of color to your living room or kitchen with these simple, distressed, painted Mason jars. It All Started With Paint has the tutorial and suggestions on which paint works best.
Wine Bottle Succulent Garden
Save your wine bottles and corks to create these gorgeous DIY succulent gardens. These are perfect for a centerpiece on your indoor or outdoor dining table.
Spring is the time for farmer’s markets! Local markets are a great place to take advantage of all the springtime blooms. Hang this beautiful piece over your entryway or dining table to welcome in the warmer months.
DIY Patterned Pavers
Concrete patio stones are so boring. Liven them up with a pattern by using stencils and some weather-proof paint.
Upcycle old nail polish bottles to make mini-vases for flower buds. These are so perfect for decorating a window sill or lining a bookcase. Spring is the best time to bring a little bit of nature inside. Need instructions?
Plaster Flower Votive Holders
Have you ever plastered a flower before? Well, you need to head to the craft store right now. They are beautiful, dreamlike, and dainty. Plus, they make gorgeous votive candle holders.
Mossy Door Hanger
Greet your guests with this mossy spring-themed door hanger. It’s super cute and all you’ll need are six pieces of material.
DIY Floating Floral Arrangement
Flowers are an obvious choice when it comes to decorating your house for spring, but instead of just placing them in a vase, get creative! Make a gorgeous floating arrangement for your centerpiece with fresh flowers of your choice, a bowl, and some water.
Pick up some garden lattice at the hardware store, along with a few other pieces of material, and you can create a charming headboard that will instantly transform a room.
Terra Cotta Wind Chime
Sitting outside, enjoying the cool breeze and the sound of a wind chime is the perfect way to spend a spring day. This project is fun, simple, and great to do with kids.
Cinder Block Planter
Cinder block planters are an affordable and simple way to create layered planters in your backyard or on your patio. Make them pop by painting them with a bright color or mismatched patterns.
Floral Wall Clock
This wreath clock is so versatile! It’s not only great for spring, but you could also use it for weddings, baby showers, or use different flowers for different seasons.
No-Sew Fabric Flowers
The one downfall about fresh flowers is that they don’t last very long. So, why not make colorful and vivid fabric flowers instead? The best part? You don’t even need to know how to sew!
Plastic Bottle Jewelry Stand
Save a few plastic bottles and create a funky, almost floral-looking, jewelry stand for just a few dollars. You’ll need a 2-liter bottle, 1-liter bottle, and a 20 oz. bottle to get started.
Umbrella Floral Door Hanger
This project is so easy it’s crazy! Not to mention, you’ll have the cutest door hanger in the neighborhood. Just take a large umbrella, hang it upside down and fill with flowers, secure with a ribbon, and you’re good to go!
Twigs, hot glue, and a bit of moss for an extra spring-like touch is all you’ll need to create this woodsy craft. If you want to create your own.
Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders
Not only will these attract the birds, but they’ll also spruce up your yard! These bird feeders are unbelievably cute and such a fun craft to make, especially with the kids!