Saturday, 13 August 2016

DIY Ceiling lights.

After buying lights for the lighthouse I had a few left over & decided to experiment with decorating them to use in houses. 

You will need:

Battery operated tea light (from eBay)

Double sided tape

coloured light card or scrap booking paper. 

Straight cut scissors 

Wave cut scissors. 


Measure 10cm x 1.5cm of the paper with the straight scissors, then trim one edge with the wave cut scissors. Attach around the lower half of the tea light with double sided tape. 


Attach to the roof of your house with double sided tape. 

The ones I bought twist on & off. If the tea lights you buy have a different on/off mechanism you might need to adjust this the suit them. 

Also you can use ribbon or lace instead of paper, & if you don't have double sided tape you can use glue, but I found that a bit tricker (as you have to be careful not to get glue in the light mechanism or accidentally glue the light together). 

Monday, 8 August 2016

My collections cupboard

Today I organised my collection cupboard & here is the end result:

Top shelf

Middle shelf
(The Evergreen, Wildwood & Babblebrook families are missing from this picture as they get to live in their houses full time. And they won't fit on the bear & rabbit shelf... Also the koalas are still in their treehouse)

Bottom shelf
Teddy bear story collection
(Minus a couple of bears who are currently in their lounge room (box) in my craft room) 

Friday, 5 August 2016

Neptune Island Lighthouse

The lights came for my lighthouse conversion! I ordered some cheap tea lights off eBay. Here is the result:

The lantern

The whole lighthouse 

I'm quite pleased with how well this conversion has turned out!! Now to save for the family to live in it. I plan to have the Neptune Sea Otters be lighthouse keepers ;)