Ever since I saw this light up star in Pottery Barn Kids catalog, I wanted to DIY my own. I used a star shaped chocolate box as the base for my own light up star. I love to be able to use recycled products in my crafting, and this was the perfect way to up cycle and get my crafting fix!
This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed, where I am on the Design Team!
Step one: Paint the box and let it dry.
Step two: Use the awl to make tiny holes in the box. I put tape over the spot before I pierced it. This helped to keep the paper from ripping and to help hold the bulbs in place.
Step three: Press the lights into the holes. Insert batteries in the attached case, place the case in the painted star shaped box, and close.
I made a hole in the back to hang my star up, but it can also stand. I simply take the top of the box off when I need to turn the lights on or off.
You could use a square or rectangular box to create a light up word or picture. Use a stencil and paint to spell out a name, then light it up with the battery operated lights! A heart shaped box would be cute, too. Save those boxes…you never know when you might be able to use them! Have fun crafting, creating and recycling!