Night Lamp Holder for Christmas night

It's Christmas time, decorate your house with this easy-to-make craft. Make a night lamp holder for this eve. This craft will light up your house. Enjoy a bright Christmas time with your family.

Night Lamp Holder

Materials needed

  • Star template (Click here for the template)
  • Thin card
  • PVA glue
  • A pair of scissors
  • Nightlamp with aluminium holder
  • Papier mache pulp (proprietary brand)
  • Readymade decorator's filler
  • Small kitchen knife
  • White recycled paper
  • Fungicide-free wallpaper paste
  • Acrylic gesso/primer
  • paintbrushes
  • Pale blue acrylic paint
  • Silver gilt cream
  • soft rags
  • A pencil

How to make

1. Print out the template.
2. Cut out the outline of the star shape provided in the template.
3. Place the star cutout on the card and trace its design by drawing around its edges with a pencil. Cut the design out.

4. Apply a little PVA glue on the centre of the card design. Stick the nightlight holder in place on top. Let dry for sometime.
5. Go through the instructions provided in the package and mix the paper pulp accordingly. Add a small amount of readymade decorator's filler to it for added strength and to prevent shrinkage.
6. Leaving the area with the holder, fill the remaining part of the star with the mixture you have prepared. Form the pulp over the points of the star upto the height of the nightlamp holder. Using the knife, smoothen the fill shaping each point into two sides. Let dry in room temperature for about 8 hours.
7. Cut the recycled paper into small squares. Dip each square piece quickly into the wallpaper paste to stain them lightly. Smooth these onto the star. Rest the star on its base and allow to dry.
8. Next, apply two coats of gesso onto the whole star. Keep aside to dry for sometime.

9.Color the star and the inside of the holder with the pale blue acrylic paint, preferably applying two coats to let it last long. Set aside to dry.

11. After a 10 minute wait (this will dry the cream), rub the star furiously with a cotton cloth to smoothen the surface of the star and expose some of the blue paint underneath.

12. Polish the star with a cloth. Your nightlight holder is ready.
13. Place a nightlamp in the centre and light it. Make similar shapes to have a bright, starry Christmas celebration.