Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cookie Cutter Night Light Junk Project.


There is nothing cookie cutter about this night light...that's because it's a biscuit cutter! A few years back, I created a cheese grater night light for our book, Decorating JunkMarket Style, and have wanted to do a sequel ever since.


The trick was to find the right night light paraphernalia. I kept my eyes open when shopping craft stores for the clip that goes on the the base to hold your shade. No such luck. I finally went on an Internet mission and found that National Artcraft had exactly what I was looking for. Hurray! I ordered a boxful as they came in multiples. For days I pondered over what fun junk to use for the shades.


All it took was a trip to Cracker House Antiques in Ocala, Florida. A light bulb went off! Cookie and biscuit cutters!


The groovy biscuit cutter needed a simple modification. I snipped a space for the night light to fit inside.


I super glued the clip to the inside of the cutter.


Voila!


I removed the handles on the cookie cutters with a tin snip and pliers. A light tug and they came off really easy.


I positioned and glued the clips on the back of the cutters.


There are so many fun shapes and sizes t0 choose from. Star light, star bright...


Not quite sure what animal this resembles...some sort of farm animal, I think.


I still have a box full of lights and clips so I suspect you will see more night light ideas in the upcoming months.

Junk Revolution's Online Store is now selling architectural salvage. We posted corbels salvaged from a Nebraska farmhouse yesterday...there will be lots more cool junk added each week!

I was interviewed this morning by Sara from Midwest Living Magazine about Junk Bonanza 2009 coming up in September. It is scheduled to be in the July/August issue. Yeah! Hope you are all planning on coming to the Bonanza...It is going to be incredible!!
Peace,
Ki

19 comments:

Margo said...

Love this project, how fun.
Margo

It' an Evolution said...

I love Gorilla Glue! It will fix anything! Love the idea!
Janet

bec4 said...

Very cute! That poor farm animal has really short back legs.

Karla said...

Cute, cute!! Love it!

~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

Char said...

love the horse!! such a cute idea

Cammie said...

I bet I can think of some more things to turn into night lights!?!?! I have been picking my brain ever since I saw this on the blog, I love this idea, so creative, but not surprising coming from you!

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

You are so darn creative!!!!! Unbelievable..... these are so cute! Thank you for being so sweet and sharing your great ideas!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Look! Another great Kidea! I just made that up in my head. Take it and run with it if you so desire. Or is that old news? ~Mindy

Ki said...

Mindy that was actually the name of my company when I did freelance design for Eddie Bauer and Carters Kids. I have a great logo too!
Peace,
Ki

Dawn said...

Love the night light project. I love old cookie cutters and this is one for the record books! Dawn

Restyled Home said...

I absolutely love this one! Funny, I was just today searching for a new nightlight. Hmmm...now I'm looking around at what I could use to make one...!

Honestly, how do you keep coming up with all of these??

Hey! My word verification is reutse! How fitting!!

simple~needs said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. :)
you have the best ideas!!! i would plug your blog anytime!!

Barking Dogs said...

I love this idea... thanks so much for sharing!

junkrescuerbeth said...

Your nightlights look really snappy. And I admire your good and practical mechanics. Well done!
Beth of the Salvage Studio

Cottage Elements said...

Ki, love this idea. There are so many cool old cookie cutters, and if you don't make cookies with them (ah, like me), they can still be used! I'll have to try this one.

Lanette

P.S. Love the name Kidea!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh I love this! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking.

paisley penguin said...

That is so totally cool!

French Cupboard said...

Darling idea. I love it! Blessings... Polly

RaisedInCotton said...

These are toooo cool Ki! Love them.
Blessings,
Carol