Happy New Years Eve! This time of the year is always extra crazy and I haven’t had a lot of time to do crafts, but today I got an easy project. A tri-bead night light cover.
These are super cheap to make. All you need are Tri-Beads, safety pins and wire. Everything can be bought at Walmart, but I found Dollar Tree has the best price on night lights. They usually come with a plastic bulb cover or plate that can be snapped off. We wont need that part.
For each night light cover you will need ten #3 safety pins and 9-10 tri beads on each pin. Clear beads are the brightest but I like to mix and match colors depending on the beads I have available.
Once you have the colors on all ten safety pins it will be time to wire them together. Both the top and bottom of the pins will need wired.
To put all the pins together, cut two pieces of wire about 5 inches long. Keep in mind the clasp on the safety pins will be the bottom. Feed pins on the wire and space them out with a single bead. Make sure the pins are facing “bead side” out. once all the pins and beads are on, cinch the end and start working on the bottom. Lay out the pins and space the bottom with 2 beads between each clasp.
Forming the night light cover
To finish the night light, twist the wires until it forms a small ring. Use some wire cutters to snip and hide the wires. Depending on how tight you cinched the bottom, the cover takes a bit of adjustment to get the perfect size for the bulb. I just gently work the cover over the bulb until it gives way. After doing a search on the web I found some more information on this project at allfreecrafts.com. I also have another tri-bead project for a hanging flower pot lamp.