A different type of Valentine for the one you love...
A ceramic night light.
Step 2: Supplies
Large yogurt container
clay cutting tool
bulb small wood discs
Starbucks straw access to a kiln
*****If you dont have access to a kiln and ceramic supplies this project can be done using air dry clay and acrylic paints.
Step 3: Supplies
I purchased my night light insert from National Art Craft , you can find them on line. I also use these little wooden discs to lift the base of the nightlight so the cord has room.
Step 4: Making the base of the Night-Light
Roll the clay large enough to fit your 4X16" template
Step 6: Starbucks straw
I use the big fat starbucks straw to make several holes in my clay to eventually let the light escape.
Step 8: Cylinder
carefully roll the clay slab into a cylinder
fold in approx. 2" when making cylinder
Step 10: Bottom
roll clay large enough to fit the cylinder then cut away excess clay leaving about 1/2 inch extra
Step 11: Attach base
remove extra clay. then reach inside base with one hand and carefully put pressure along the bottom edge of the piece while pushing the clay on the outside to meet the
cylinder. It is important to have your hand inside. if not you will crush your pot.
Step 13: Glue stick
Once the bottom is on grab a
glue stick (or anything that you can punch out a hole in the bottom, about the size of a quarter)... to eventually use to insert the night light fixture.
Step 14: Top
roll your clay large enough to fit the top of the large Yogurt container. cut around the top
Step 15: Let dry
Place the night light base a lid on a board to dry
Step 16: Clean the edges
When the clay begins to harden or get leathery, use a wet sponge to clean up and smooth the edges of the base and lid.
Step 17: Figurine on lid
Begin to create your decoration for the top of the nightlight. I wanted to make a whimsical figure so I started by hand building the bottom of the body.
now my little character is standing