Budget friendly and pretty light letter or symbol light.


  • 1 or more Wooden letter - Typo
  • 1 set Battery operated lights & batteries - Big W
  • 1 Drill and bit (drill bit size depends on light size)
  • 1 sheet Sandpaper
  • 1 Lead pencil
  • 1 Roll of tape


  1. Count your lights.
    Using your pencil mark your light positions with dots.
  2. Once your happy with placement use your drill to drill out the holes. Make sure to test that your lights fit into the holes snuggly.
  3. You can now use your sandpaper to smooth over the holes. You can also rub over the edges if you want a shabby chic or coastal, aged look.
    You can also paint in this step if you would like your letters or symbol to pop!
  4. Pop your lights in their holes.
    Using the tape neaten up your wires by gathering them neatly and use small pieces of tape to stick them down to your letter or symbol.
  5. Place your light on a shelf or entry table, wherever you would like to display it. Turn it on and enjoy the ambiance!


These make excellent and safe night lights for kids!

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Mum of three children; two girls and a boy. Loves getting crazy to loud music, dancing, singing loudly in the car, crafting and trying new quick and simple recipes. Making things is her creative outlet and stress reliever.

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  • That is totally amazing! Great job


  • I bought my grandsons name in lights. It’s a nice addition to the bedroom and really handy as a night light


  • it looks beautiful. could be done with letters to forma name etc as well.


  • Looks adorable, I would be too worried about leaving the lights on and the wood catching fire


  • love it… add a DIY touch to a corner or a bday party!


  • Helpful idea for a birthday party table too


  • So good! thanks for sharing this, might make my little man a night light!


  • A great idea for many occasions,thanks so much!


  • Yes! Just the sort of inspiration I need. With 4 kids I couldn’t afford to pay $15 a letter. This is awesome!


  • You’ve created a wonderful work of art.


  • Great idea for a personalised item. looks incredible. Thank you.


  • Cool idea! Thanks.


  • Very Fancy I must say! Thank you!


  • What a fantastic project, looks amazing!


  • I would imagine this could also maybe work if I cut the shape myself out of either some ply or even cardboard maybe?! Thanks heaps for the tip, I definitely have some ideas for your inspiration!! =D


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