Showing posts with label silicone bulbs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label silicone bulbs. Show all posts

Aug 6, 2016

NEW BATCH OF DIY NIGHTLIGHTS with SILICONE DIPPED BULBS


It's time for me to gear up and do another batch of the little night lights with silicone dipped bulbs! 

I'm trying to catch up on these little cuties to stock up the two new booths at the co-op in a neighboring town.  
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.
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-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.
-Ground Cinnamon
-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.
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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.
A cute little primitive nightlight with hand dipped silicone bulbs.



And here is a night shot of it all lit up.
The cinnamon gives it a warm, soft glow.
$3.00 each

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!

Happy Crafting,
until next time!
~Lisa






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.

Aug 22, 2014

PRIMITIVE NIGHT LIGHTS with Silicone Candle Bulbs

PRIMITIVE NIGHT LIGHTS WITH SILICONE BULBS
Dipped Primitive Silicone Bulbs came from my $4.00 RECIPE

I wanted to make some silicone dipped, primitive themed bulbs for my nightlights.
I used the recipe that I recently wrote about found here
It's very simple and just includes a tube of 100% silicone (cost around $3.00 a tube) 
and a bottle of cinnamon ($1.00).


I bought some plain bulbs in the night light section and learned to make my own mix.
Here it is.

I just grubbied them up a little more than just leaving them all clear.

And the night light is just a cheap one from the Dollar Mart. 
Just make sure when you buy these that they are not the light sensitive activated ones. You need the ones that are regular.
The bulbs to the right are some I first bought to go by. And I ended up putting them in a few nightlights too.

For my first set, I simply painted the bases a flat black and added some tiny star stencils. 
I finished them off by simply ripping some shreds of homespun to tie at the base. 
Make sure the fabric is not touching the bulb. 
These happened to be the daylight sensor ones, but I don't care for them as much.

Here we have a set of the regular ones that I used my handmade silicone candle bulbs in.

I grubbied up the base of these as well. I just rubbed on some mod podge with a paint brush.
Then sprinkled some cinnamon on it.
You can see I gave each light a coat of paint first. One with black craft paint, and the other with a barn red. And then is when I started with the Mod Podge and added cinnamon. I almost forgot to mention that.
Let it dry.
Add more cinnamon if you wish, and another coat of mod podge to seal it.

I attached a little button and homespun to some of them, just to prim them a bit more.

And then topped it off with another coat of mod podge to seal in the cinnamon and paint.
Then I added a strip of homespun around each. And to finish, I hot glued a button on the front of each.
That took care of the bases.

Then I just used my silicone recipe for the grubby bulbs, made them, let them dry and then stuck them in.

Always make sure you use the correct wattage bulb for each of your night lights and candles when changing out bulbs! And be sure to keep all fabric away from bulbs. Even night lights get hot.

Happy Crafting,
until next time!
~Lisa

*I am not an expert. And only share my crafting experiences for fun. Please take precautions and consult a specialist before trying any craft you may find within this blog. AND when dealing with bulbs that get hot, please check all warnings beforehand. For entertainment purposes only.*

Jul 7, 2012

Primitive NIGHT LIGHT Makeovers



PRIMITIVE NIGHT LIGHTS WITH SILICONE BULBS
Dipped Primitive Silicone Bulbs came from my $4.00 RECIPE


I wanted to make some silicone dipped, primitive themed bulbs for my nightlights.
I used the recipe that I recently wrote about found here
It's very simple and just includes a tube of 100% silicone (cost around $3.00 a tube) 
and a bottle of cinnamon ($1.00).


I bought some plain bulbs in the night light section and learned to make my own mix.
Here it is.

I just grubbied them up a little more than just leaving them all clear.

And the night light is just a cheap one from the Dollar Mart. 
Just make sure when you buy these that they are not the light sensitive activated ones. You need the ones that are regular.
The bulbs to the right are some I first bought to go by. And I ended up putting them in a few nightlights too.

For my first set, I simply painted the bases a flat black and added some tiny star stencils. 
I finished them off by simply ripping some shreds of homespun to tie at the base. 
Make sure the fabric is not touching the bulb. 
These happened to be the daylight sensor ones, but I don't care for them as much.

Here we have a set of the regular ones that I used my handmade silicone candle bulbs in.


I grubbied up the base of these as well. I just rubbed on some mod podge with a paint brush.
Then sprinkled some cinnamon on it.
You can see I gave each light a coat of paint first. One with black craft paint, and the other with a barn red. And then is when I started with the Mod Podge and added cinnamon. I almost forgot to mention that.
Let it dry.
Add more cinnamon if you wish, and another coat of mod podge to seal it.

I attached a little button and homespun to some of them, just to prim them a bit more.

And then topped it off with another coat of mod podge to seal in the cinnamon and paint.
Then I added a strip of homespun around each. And to finish, I hot glued a button on the front of each.
That took care of the bases.

Then I just used my silicone recipe for the grubby bulbs, made them, let them dry and then stuck them in.

Always make sure you use the correct wattage bulb for each of your night lights and candles when changing out bulbs! And be sure to keep all fabric away from bulbs. Even night lights get hot.

Happy Crafting.
See ya'll next time,
~Lisa

*I am not an expert. And only share my crafting experiences for fun. Please take precautions and consult a specialist before trying any craft you may find within this blog..  AND when dealing with electrical bulbs, please take extra precaution and read all of the bulbs warnings and heat settings.For entertainment purposes only.*