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Paper-Cutout Night-Lights

These one-of-a-kind night-lights with paper-cutout designs are a charming addition to any child's room.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 4089


  • Colored card stock (We used green card stock for the birds and brown for the koala.)

  • Craft knife

  • Screw punch

  • Spray adhesive

  • Night-light with half shade

  • Mod Podge

  • Paintbrush


  1. Print the bird or koala template onto colored card stock.

  2. Cut along the inside dotted lines first with a craft knife. The circles for the eyes may be punched out with a screw punch.

  3. Completely cut out the shapes along the solid lines.

  4. Lightly spray the largest piece with spray adhesive. Position this piece on the outside of the shade and press down to adhere.

  5. Hold the night-light shade up to a light source to position the inside shapes (the leaves for the bird night-light, and the baby koala for the koala) referencing the positioning map on the template. Secure the shapes to the inside of the shade with a dab of Mod Podge; let dry.

  6. Use a paintbrush to coat the inside and outside of the shade with a light coat of Mod Podge.

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