Your baby will definitely have sweet dreams when using this dream baby night light. It is made with vellum paper and a good quality wooden embroidery hoop. The moon and star cut-outs reflect off of the wall when it is lit. It is safe to use since it holds a battery powered tea light instead of a real candle.
The words “dream” were glued on to add some charm. Who knew that an embroidery hoop could be transformed into a base for a night light. This is one of the many uses of a wooden embroidery hoop.
To make this dream baby night light, you will need the following:
4 inch wooden embroidery hoop (inner and outer rings) Battery powered tea light candle 2 sheets of vellum paper Light-weight cardboard Wooden letters to spell out “DREAM” Wooden star 3 Craft sticks Tan felt Craft knife Cutting Mat Scissors Craft scissors with scallop edge or pinking shears Ruler Pencil Craft paint of various colors Paintbrush Tape Tacky Glue Wood Glue
Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of vellum paper (8 inches long by 5 inches wide and 5 inches long by 5 inches wide). Print out the stencil for moon and stars and trace out the shapes onto the vellum paper. Cut out shapes using a craft knife. (See photo A.)
Step 2: Using craft scissors or pinking shears, cut the top edges of paper. Overlap one side of the two pieces of paper making sure that you match up the top edge. Form a cylinder and insert paper into inner wooden ring overlap other side of paper and glue. Match bottom of paper to wooden ring and glue. (See photo B.)
Step 3: Take a craft stick and mark using a pencil where to make cut. Cut all sticks to size using craft knife. Set aside. (See photo C.)
Step 4: Trace a circle on cardboard to fit bottom of the inner wooden ring and cut to size. This will be the base of the dream baby night light. Cut a small piece of cardboard to 6 inches long by 1 inch wide. Form small piece of cardboard into a tube to fit the tea light and tape closed. (See photo D.)
Step 5: Cut the felt to same sizes as circle and cardboard tube. Glue felt to the circle and tube. Glue tube to center of covered circle. Glue felt covered circle to the bottom of inner wooden ring. Glue craft sticks every 4 inches around. Let dry. (See photo E.)
Step 6: Paint wooden letters and star shapes to desired colors. Let dry. (See photo F.)
Step 7: Using wood glue, glue letters to the bottom of outer wooden ring making certain to center the letter "E" first then glue other letters to fit. Let dry. (See photo G.)
Step 8: Fit outer wooden ring to the inner wooden ring. Tighten the outer ring. Glue the star to the top of the vellum paper. Let dry. Insert tea light into the center tube.
You have now finished your DREAM baby night light. Sweet dreams! (Note: Do not leave near baby as baby might be tempted to touch.)