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Turn a cheap push-light in to an awesome light-up sign!
I've been prettying up the cupboards in my bedroom and really wanted a light-up sign to make it feel like I had my own boutique. It was really easy to make but the signs could be used for all kinds of things!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to make a decorative light. Push Button Light - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by printing out your desired image on to white card.

  • How to make a decorative light. Push Button Light - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the image.

  • How to make a decorative light. Push Button Light - Step 3
    Step 3

    Glue the image to a sheet of thick plastic using spray mount or any clear spray glue.

  • How to make a decorative light. Push Button Light - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut the plastic to size.

  • How to make a decorative light. Push Button Light - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut a strip of black card and fold in a circle to match the size of your image. Staple or glue together to hold it's shape.

  • How to make a decorative light. Push Button Light - Step 6
    Step 6

    Hot glue the image on top of the card circle.

  • How to make a decorative light. Push Button Light - Step 7
    Step 7

    Roll some white card up in to a stick and hot glue on top of your push-light.

  • How to make a decorative light. Push Button Light - Step 8
    Step 8

    This is the tricky bit. Cut two more strips of plastic and glue in a cross at the back of your light. Glue the push light inside the light, making sure your card stick is long enough to touch the front of the light.

  • How to make a decorative light. Push Button Light - Step 9
    Step 9

    Leave to dry.

  • How to make a decorative light. Push Button Light - Step 10
    Step 10

    Push your light on to see if it works!

  • How to make a decorative light. Push Button Light - Step 11
    Step 11

    Optional: Use a hole punch to make holes around the outer edge of your light to create an outer glow.

  • How to make a decorative light. Push Button Light - Step 12
    Step 12

    Mount on the wall and keep yourself amused by pushing it on and off for hours.

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isobel.l
isobel.l · Basingstoke, England, GB · 61 projects
likeing the last step cat.
remindes me of the gummy bear lamp by vat19
if you dont know what i mean, look it up on youtube.
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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
I never thought of something like this!! This is awesome I also like to feel like as if I have my own jewellery shop!! Thankx
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1427 projects
Did you make one too? I'd love to see yours!
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