I’m sure you have seen official Sylvanian Families ceiling lights out in the market. Unfortunately, they are not currently for sale where I live, unless I’m willing to pay some ridiculous price for each.
Of course, that is not something I can afford to do, so I went to a dollar store and got some tea lights. I’m guessing many of Sylvanians have thought of using tea lights or are using them for the ceiling lights already – so this tutorial isn’t going to be anything new to many of you.
The problem I encountered with using tea lights is that their switches tend to be on the back, where you want to be attaching the lights to the ceiling. I’ve tried bunch of different ways to over come this issue, and Velcro is what worked the best for me so far.
Here is the light I made yesterday.
It’s a bit big….!! Oh well, I had to make sure I covered up the tea candle…I’ve already broken one tea light trying to make it smaller, and won’t be trying that again. lol
For this craft, I used a glue gun, acrylic paint, translucent oven bake polymer clay, brown oven bake polymer clay, and last but not least, strong sticker type Velcro circles.
Shape the clay like a dome big enough to cover the tea light. Decorate it however you like, just make sure you use the translucent clay for the part you want the light to shine through. Bake it in the oven.
Paint the decoration with acrylic paint, if you want. I didn’t have any bronze clay at home, so I used brown and painted it bronze afterwords.
With a glue gun, attach the tea light inside. If it doesn’t fit for any reason, just sand the extra clay down or carve it with a craft knife to make the hole bigger. Stick one of your Velcro on the back. Make sure you don’t cover the edge of the battery cover or the switch.
Now just stick the other side of Velcro on the ceiling you want your light to be, and it’s done!
If you any any questions, please leave a comment.