Tinker Bell Night Light


#1

I made this night light today. I had seen this picture on the internet and used it for some back lit acrylic. I had a little trouble with the base of the night light because the acrylic wasn’t thick enough to fit snuggly into the base. I used a strip of wood veneer and a strip of electrical tape on the opposite side of the acrylic. The base came from China, it was one of the menu holders that @smcgathyfay told us about last year.

The first picture was made without the electrical tape on the bottom, but the second picture had it installed.


#2

Man the edgelit acrylic is just so dang attractive, isnt it?

Very nice!


#3

It looks so magical!


#4

Looks amazing! Just be careful with the Black Mouse :mouse:


#5

Ooooo, lovey. Just, oooooooo (and wow!).


#6

Lovely!


#7

That one really does look magical! :grinning:


#8

I did some lights with the exact same base. I used black craft felt that had adhesive on the back. I only had to put it on one side of the Medium Acrylic and it fit really well. I got the felt at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents for a letter sized sheet.


#9

It’s just lovely!..especially lit up like that. I have some of those bases, too…and have had the same trouble with fitting the acrylic into it. Somewhere, someone cut their panel in 1/4" acrylic and engraved the bottom part dow to fit. Maybe Jules? Can’t remember. Great job!


#10

A strip of Gorilla tape works to snug up 1/8" acrylic on the base.

Someone else has done that here too but I did 50 of them last year and it was the time I said “this would be a perfect use for the GF trace feature”. I put a piece of cardstock in the slot and traced the profile of the base with a sharpie. Then, because I didn’t have a GF, I took a picture of it, imported it into Corel, traced the bitmap and then created the etch before exporting as a DXF (for the Redsail). Would have been so much easier with the GF (especially if the GF let you save stuff). :slight_smile:


#11

Wow, your tinkering turned out wonderfully! The base light really brings out the shadows in the design.


#12

Wonderful!