I have a magical fairy bedroom. It just became a big more magical this week with the addition of my new 3d printed wall sconce fairy lights creation.
I’ve had the basic frame for years. I got it at Target or some such place ages ago, with tea light candles in all the holders. The trouble is, I can’ be bothered to mess around with lighters and futz with wax and worry about my canopy catching fire, so I never ever used it.
I finally got around to upgrading it to something wonderful.
I used my 3d printer to print tea light candle holders I found on Thingiverse. I had to make them a little smaller but they printed perfectly. I used glow in the dark PLA filament, which has a gorgeous iridescent sheen when it’s printed thin, and as a bonus, the sconce still glows gently after I turn the lights off.
They look like little glowing flowers, don’t they? And the crazy cool scallop pattern the light shines on the wall is just gorgeous.
I used these remote controlled submersible tea lights from AliExpress. I’m really happy with them! They’re super bright and run on a couple coin cell batteries — I’m not sure yet how long they’ll last, but the remote control makes it really easy to turn them all on and off — there’s a separate button for “on” and “off which is essential for a grouping of lights like this — if you don’t hit every IR sensor the first time with the remote, you can push the button a second time without being in danger of a clown-routine of some-go-on, some-go-off with each button press. You can set the colors manually or put them in rainbow mode. Which is beautiful.
Combined with my floating fairy bed (yep, my bed is suspended from the ceiling and swings gently to rock me to sleep) and my fairy bottle lights, my bedroom is a wonderland of fairy magic. Oh yes.
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