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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Personalized Night Light

A dear friend of mine lost her 8 year old niece to a brain tumor on July 14, 2007. I made this night light for her family so that her beautiful face shines bright day and night.



I bought a night light from the Target $2.50 (near the $1.00 stuff) and took the original cover off, had to use my Xacto knife and a little elbow grease. Then downloaded a picture of the little angel from her Mom's blog. Next simply printed the picture out on regular printer paper (NOT photo paper - photo paper didn't seem to let enough light through). Used a hot glue gun to affix paper, ribbon and buttons to the night light. I thought that the yellow and white buttons were KINDA like sunflowers. Maria's favorite flower was the sunflower, so I stamped sunflowers on the edges.

I hope this will last for a while, not sure if the picture printed on regular paper will last and not fade.
Thanks for looking.

7 comments:

Loretta Rodger said...

This is really a neat idea. What a great gift! Beautiful!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great idea!! I am sure they really like it!

Michelle said...

this is a beautiful and thoughtful gift.. TFS!

Michelle said...

You are such a sweet and thoughtful person to do this! You can definitely say this will light up their life! Great job!! TFS!

Cindy said...

How pretty! What a great idea!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very pretty!!! And super neat idea!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!

Have a wonderful night!!

Carrie said...

That's a wonderful idea. My kids don't like to sleep in the dark. I never thought about making them a personalized night light!! I think I just might do that!