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Make an Acrylic Night Light with your Glowforge and a Free SVG File

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One of the amazing things that you can make with your Glowforge 3D Laser Printer is an Acrylic Night Light! Make your own with a tutorial plus a FREE Madame Leota SVG File that is perfect for fans of Disney’s Haunted Mansion Ride!

Make your own haunted mansion acrylic nightlight with a glowforge and free svg file

I am a huge Disney fan, and one of my favorite rides is the Haunted Mansion. My favorite part of the ride is Madame Leota, the floating “head” in the crystal ball. It is so spooky yet fun and I look forward to it every time I ride.

I have wanted to make an acrylic night light since I first bought my Glowforge, but could never decide on a design. After my most recent trip to Walt Disney World, I finally thought of an awesome idea – Madame Leota!

Have you heard of a Glowforge? I use my SVG files with it ALL of the time, and you can too! Check out my Glowforge Basics post and see what you need to get started and how you can save up to $500 on your very own 3D laser printer!

I designed a SVG file that has a little bit of a 3D effect when lit (I had no idea how difficult it would be to create a true 3D night light!) I love how it turned out!

purple madame leota acrylic nightlight made with glowforge

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Open a new canvas and upload the SVG file to the app. The Madame Leota SVG is designed to be used with the Glowforge software.

The acrylic blank design is pre-sized to the night light base that is in my materials list above. If you order another night light base, please double check the length of the slot so that the acrylic will fit. Otherwise, select the whole design and resize to fit.

You will want to engrave on the BACK of your finished night light by mirroring your design. This is especially important if you decide to make a night light with text included in the design. For the Madame Leota design, this is not a concern since there is no text.

Place your acrylic sheet in the Glowforge and set your material to “Medium Clear Acrylic.” If you use Glowforge Proof Grade acrylic, the material should be set automatically.

Note: I used acrylic without paper or 3M backing. It takes a long time to peel all of the small pieces of paper off, and I did not have the patience for that. Ha!

Set the outside line of the design to “Cut” and the Madame Leota design is set to “Engrave.” Click the “Ready” button and wait for your Glowforge to prep the design. As designed, the file will take around 40 minutes to engrave and cut.

Once it is done, clean with a soft cloth, then turn it over and insert into the night light base!

diy acrylic night light with glowforge

During the day, you will have a cool display piece, but at night the real magic will happen! Press the power button to turn on the night light. It will rotate automatically through several colors, or you can set it to one color!

Glowing Acrylic Nightlight with Madame leota Free SVG File

It is definitely my new favorite Halloween decoration, although I will probably use it year round!


Download SVG File for DIY Acrylic Night Light

Madame Leota SVG File for Glowforge Acrylic Night Light

Get the password below! (If you have the password, head over to the library to download the file.

You will NOT be sent an email with the file. Free SVG files available for download are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. SVG file is included to use with xTool Creative Space, Glowforge App, and other laser specific software.

Don’t forget to pin an image to your favorite Disney or Glowforge Pinterest board! It helps me to offer more Free SVG designs!

diy acrylic nightlight with madame leota and pumpkins made with glowforge
Free Night Light SVG to make your own Acrylic Night light

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Hi, y’all! I’m Charynn, the owner and designer of Pineapple Paper Co. I’m a mom of four kids (two girls and two boys) living in Pittsburgh. I love hand lettering, anything southern, cocktails, and of course, pineapples! I am excited to share my SVG files, printables, and craft projects with you! The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, and I welcome y’all to my little corner of the internet. Read more…

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