time : minutes
difficulty : ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
would i do it again? : yes!
K's old nightlight was serviceable, but...not attractive in the traditional sense. or really, any sense.
sorry, first alert.
obviously, safety and security are your first priorities.
it's shallow ol' me who's looking for more from her nightlights.
when i've spent time making everything else in K's room fun and imagination-inspiring...why not extend that to his nightlight as well??
enter the kraftyblok.
sooo...i didn't know these existed. whenever i saw glass blocks being used in crafty ways, i assumed these people had taken drills or hacksaws or what-have-you to their stockpile of blocks. what? you don't have a stash of glass blocks in your basement like us??
but, there i was at michael's, browsing the christmas section, feeling all warm and fuzzy in anticipation of snow and trees and mittens and...BAM. a whole shelf of kraftybloks.
you see, kraftybloks have an opening at the top (or side, however you choose to orient it) that allows you to place objects inside the block...and/or snake cords out of it.
for K's new nightlight,
i initially put a short strand of white lights in the block:
...and even though it was the effect i was looking for,
the lights seemed a bit paltry.
so, i did what anyone would do.
i stuffed it full of lights.
there's a very serious possibility this nightlight is affecting the migratory patterns of passing birds.
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