What's Behind the Door? Peel Away Paint LED Lamp/ Night Light

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Introduction: What's Behind the Door? Peel Away Paint LED Lamp/ Night Light

What's inside your bedroom door?

Step 1: Gather Materials

I used very inexpensive materials, most of which I bought at the dollar store.

Materials:

  • Foam Poster Board
  • Poster Board Paper
  • Blue Vellum Paper
  • Parchment Paper
  • Toggle Switch
  • Battery
  • Glue Gun
  • LED Lights- The ones I used were already connected because I pulled them out of a toy- one of those light up swords.
  • Poster Tape- To hang it on the door.

Step 2: Cut Everything

  1. Take the poster paper and slice in half diagonally (the poster paper I used was 11"x 14").
  2. Then, take that piece and use it as a guide to cut the foam poster board, the vellum, and the parchment paper.
  3. Take the poster board and cut 1" wide strips that will be used for the walls of the box.

Step 3: Paint

Paint the poster paper and the outside parts of the 1" strips of foam board to match the color of your door. I used acrylic paint to do this.

Step 4: Glue

  1. With a gun, glue the 1" strips on TOP of the triangle you cut out from the foam board.
  2. Glue the poster paper to the inside of the longest strip.

Step 5: Light It Up

  1. Remove the bulky part of the switch and cut a small hole for the switch to poke through. The hole should be about halfway down the longest side of the triangle.
  2. Glue the switch in place.
  3. Throw the LEDs into the box and connect all the wires. I would have soldered it but I wasn't able to.

Step 6: Cover It Up and Hang It

  1. Use glue and some small pins to attach the vellum and parchment paper to the top.
  2. Do not glue or pin anything on the longest side, leave that side open. The hot glue gun should work to attach the vellum, but not the parchment paper- use small sewing pins for that.

Step 7: Hang It

Use double sided tape or poster tape to attach the backside to the door. Flip the switch and enjoy!

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    19 Discussions

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    Lorddrake
    Lorddrake

    4 years ago

    a great idea!

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    4 years ago

    Nice! An EL panel would look even better!

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    EricC11
    EricC11

    5 years ago on Introduction

    You might consider an EL panel instead of the LEDs.

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    curly gurly
    curly gurly

    5 years ago

    How much did this cost?!

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    krivas
    krivas

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    You should be able to get all of the materials for $10-15. The total cost will really depend on how much you spend on the switch and the lights.

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    krivas
    krivas

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you, everyone! The door opens and closes with no problems; the light is not an obstruction. But, if that were a problem, it could simply be moved to the other corner.

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    grannyjones
    grannyjones

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nice light, and battery power means you will not risk messing up the house current. Too bad our friend may not have followed the directions correctly. :(

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    Yaqubz
    Yaqubz

    5 years ago

    Correction, I did it

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    Yaqubz
    Yaqubz

    5 years ago

    Very Interesting , You must be having HUGE brains............. Because I did and miserably failed and I messed it up soooooooo bad that I had to pay $12000 to fix it up because I disabled the whole house lights

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    sobeeya
    sobeeya

    5 years ago

    amazing difrent idea

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    thanos65
    thanos65

    5 years ago

    Very cool and different.

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    watchmeflyy
    watchmeflyy

    5 years ago

    Very clever; awesome job!

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    mquiring1
    mquiring1

    5 years ago

    Oh my god so cool and awesome... Vote!

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    tomatoskins
    tomatoskins

    5 years ago

    This is so cool and random! I love it!