It's time for me to gear up and do another batch of the little night lights with silicone dipped bulbs!
Here's a link to some I made in a different, grungy, primitive style a while back.
And so here is how I'm doing this new batch.
First, start off by gathering your supplies.
I get it all at the Dollar Mart except for the 100% silicone which is found at the Dollar General.
-Night lights without the dimmer detection. Just the basic ones.
-Extra packs of bulbs to make replacement bulbs.
-A short cup, not too deep that you can't reach down to the bottom easily.
-String and clothespins to hang bulbs to dry.
-100% tube of Silicone (I strongly recommend only getting the 100%!) & a caulking gun which squirts out the silicone.
Okay, after all supplies are gathered, start by putting up your string and clothespins to have them ready. Thankfully I have a year round clothesline just outside my kitchen. And I use that.
Then mix up your silicone mixture. I use these little plastic disposable cups that come in large packs for a $1. They are short enough and small enough to hold a good grip on.
Squirt out about 3/4 of the cup full of the 100% silicone and stir in the other 1/4 with the ground cinnamon.
Then immediately stick in one bulb, straight down into the mixture, give it a twist as you are bringing it out and up and bam, that's it!
Don't worry if you can't get a cute tip on it, it does take a few good tries to get it down.
Then go hang them to dry. Thankfully the silicone dries fast. But I usually leave them hanging for about 4 or 5 hours to make sure it's cured, in the sun.
And later on that night I start painting the bases of the night lights in different colors. I usually prefer black, white or soft colors like buttercup yellow.
I just think those are more of a prim color theme.
After painting them, I tie on a bit of homespun fabric
and sometimes glue on accent pieces like metal stars.
I use E-6000 glue from Walmart. It's a strong, forever hold.
And that's it. Stick the hand dipped silicone bulb in to finish them off and here we go.
And here is a night shot of it all lit up.
The cinnamon gives it a warm, soft glow.
I'm not going to put these in baggies to sell. I'm just going to tie a cute tag to them and sit them in a bowl, probably.
I'm still pricing these for $3.00 each and the packs of replacement bulbs are priced for 2 for $3.00.
These make for great craft fair and booth items to sell since they are so cute and affordable. I hope ya'll give them a try!
until next time!
until next time!
Always make sure you use the correct wattage bulb for each of your night lights and candles when changing out bulbs!
These nightlight bulbs are 4 WATS.