20 DIY Night Lights to Scare Away the Monster Under the Bed
As adults, we know that there’s no such thing as “the monster under the bed” (or at least, that’s what we tell people). Your kids, however, might not be so convinced!
Instead of just reassuring their little ones that they’re safe at night, many parents put night lights in the room so no one needs to be afraid of the dark. Do you know what’s even more fun than regular night lights, or even the novelty night lights you can buy in stores? You probably guessed it… DIY night lights!
Another simple yet effective solution to monsters under the bed. Do it yourself if you picture specific shapes and patterns reflecting on the walls, or pass them to the kids and let them try out their paint skills!
The adorable night light is easy to make and perfect for bedrooms full of ruffles and lace. If you use a big enough light source it will work as a lamp too, but the pom pom gives it a muted glow, making it perfect for naps and bed time.
Whether you’re leaving your family a good night message or painting them a nice picture, they’ll feel safer from the monsters under the bed when they see your DIY canvas glowing from across the room at night.
This project is a little more high maintenance, but the result is gorgeous! In fact, it’s so neat that it might suit your hall way or kitchen too, rather than just the kids’ room. What’s better is that, if you love the design but you’re not sure you can pull it off, the artist also sells them.
Have you ever braid a friendship bracelet? This project uses the same type of weaving as those do! it’s simple, easy, and looks awesome when it’s finished. Put it at the doorway and feed the remainder of the rope light down the hall so people can see their way to the bathroom.
Not only are these cloud lights adorable during the day, but they’re also a comforting shape for kids to see if something startles them in the night. They’re also easy to make, which is great news for you!
What’s better than a little repurposing? Clean out a wire wastebasket you’re no longer using, fancy is up with some ribbon, and light the way! Remember: be very careful not to cut yourself whenever you’re cutting metal or wire.
This night light is more high maintenance and most steps wouldn’t qualify as a kid-friendly craft, but if you’re willing to put the effort in, the effect is gorgeous! The dome bathes the whole room in a warm glow of whichever colour you choose. It’s also kind of “steam punk” looking!
This craft is quick, easy, and totally effective. Depending on the colour of dixie cups you buy, it’s also totally pastel and adorable! Try to find string lights that don’t get very hot, but don’t worry too much about putting paper cups over lights. The waxy coating protects the paper from the heat.
If you’d like to make this craft as simple as possible, purchase a pre-made wooden bird house and then follow the rest of the steps in the tutorial. If, however, you’d like to customize things a little more, make your own bird house from scratch!
Once again, this project is a little more high maintenance. It’s also, however, a great opportunity to upscale an old bookshelf and give your kids’ room a little extra light. Multitasking is worth the extra time it takes!
Like the pom pom light, this gorgeous lace creation is technically a lamp. Because of the soothing patterns it makes on the walls and the way it shades most of the brightness, however, we think it’s an absolutely adorable idea for a night light.
Rolling the “sticks” might feel tedious at first, but your kids will love how the light peeks out from between them in this cute bird house lamp. It’s perfect for kids’ rooms with animal themes, but it’s also nice enough to suit the rest of your house.
This project is gorgeous, but it’s also a bit of an illusion! Even though it looks like backlit needlepoint, the image is actually the result of printing the image straight onto the muslin from your computer. The effect is delicate and unique!
Homemade Night Lights (CONCLUSION)
Have you made or designed other DIY night lights that turned out great?