Asked on Feb 1, 2014

Crafting

Mary CordillGlenna KennedyTimeless Interiors
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Ive taken up painting on different types on mediums..one is light bulbs and I love doing it. Some of the patterns I see and try to copy have feet to make them stand up and I wondered if anyone knows what material they use for these feet. Here Ive used styrofoam but it doesnt look right. The photos on pinterest look like a more solid material. Does anyone know what this is?
24 answers
  • Donna J
    Donna J
    on Feb 1, 2014

    Looks like you have done a great job with this one. I did many of these in the past but never made one to stand alone. They are hanging ornaments. Good luck with your project.

  • Glenna Kennedy
    Glenna Kennedy
    on Feb 1, 2014

    This is the latest I did and from the picture on pinterest it has some kind of base for feet but I can tell what it is made of.

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  • Becky
    Becky
    on Feb 2, 2014

    Too cute! We did reindeer one year at church that hang on the tree. I have never seen a snowman tho. I love him!

  • Glenna Kennedy
    Glenna Kennedy
    on Feb 2, 2014

    Ive done several Santas, the Grinch, Rudolph, various snowmen etc . They are fun too do

  • Becky
    Becky
    on Feb 2, 2014

    I was just telling my mom about the snowman and she reminded me of the tweetie we did years ago. I will have to call and tell her of the grinch. We glued the tweetie bird to a small craft board and painted it black.

  • Glenna Kennedy
    Glenna Kennedy
    on Feb 2, 2014

    here is one Ive seen..the feet look like wood but its hard to tell

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    • Marcia P
      Marcia P
      on Feb 4, 2014

      @Glenna Kennedy really cute Santa and bunny - think the wooden heart for feet is a great idea

  • Sandra Hubley
    Sandra Hubley
    on Feb 2, 2014

    maybe they aren't meant to have feet....

  • Glenna Kennedy
    Glenna Kennedy
    on Feb 3, 2014

    some are some arent. Ive done bulbs for the Xmas tree that hang but several have feet to stand

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  • Barbie Zwicker
    Barbie Zwicker
    on Feb 3, 2014

    Looks like a small wooden heart painted to look like feet. I like your snowman with the snow better though :)

  • WannaBGardener
    WannaBGardener
    on Feb 3, 2014

    Have you tried clay? You can buy oven baked or air dry to sculpt the feet or any type of base.

  • Glenna Kennedy
    Glenna Kennedy
    on Feb 3, 2014

    that was my next thought WannaB. I havent used it yet so will have to do some trial and error to see what works..Barbie never thought of wooden hearts..thanks girls you are helping alot.

  • Nancy Spencer Carlson
    Nancy Spencer Carlson
    on Feb 3, 2014

    A strange idea, born of a big mess, and my husbands silly comments: what if you use a small water balloon, fill it partially with spray foam, sit the light bulb on it after it expands a bit. When the foam is dry, take off the balloon and paint the foam. You could also carve the foam after you take the balloon off. (The big mess was a dropped can of spray foam that squirted all over the place. I don't remember what my husband said, but the idea I came up with at the time was to make pumpkins in the same manner as described, and form them while still soft in the balloon.)

  • Nancy Spencer Carlson
    Nancy Spencer Carlson
    on Feb 3, 2014

    Oh, and I like the base in your first photo just fine. I thought you were trying to figure out how to make one like that! lol

  • Glenna Kennedy
    Glenna Kennedy
    on Feb 3, 2014

    Lol Nancy. The spray foam isnt a bad idea tho....wondering if I could find a small mold thats flat and spray the foam in making sure its level and then let it harden. The problem Im having is getting something level to set the curved bulb on so it will stand up.

  • Melody M
    Melody M
    on Feb 4, 2014

    you know polymer clay might work for you ...you can bake it for a short time and it gets hard and then you can paint it the color you need it to be... its fun to work with... but your little bulbs are just so super cute.. i love them..

  • Glenna Kennedy
    Glenna Kennedy
    on Feb 4, 2014

    Thanks Melody I have fun doing them....I paint pavers too..they come out so cute as well. This is one I just did for Valentines day

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  • Melody M
    Melody M
    on Feb 5, 2014

    ohh post some of the pavers too i would love to see them :)

  • Glenna Kennedy
    Glenna Kennedy
    on Feb 5, 2014

    sorry the pics are a little fuzzy

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  • Glenna Kennedy
    Glenna Kennedy
    on Feb 5, 2014

    made this for my hair dresser

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  • Glenna Kennedy
    Glenna Kennedy
    on Feb 5, 2014

    here are a couple more

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  • Buldoger
    Buldoger
    on Feb 5, 2014

    Styrofoam cut into shape of shoes and painted black would work

  • Timeless Interiors
    Timeless Interiors
    on Feb 5, 2014

    Most people use Sculpy, Glenna. Your local craft store should carry it :) Have Fun!

  • Glenna Kennedy
    Glenna Kennedy
    on Feb 5, 2014

    Never heard of sculpy, thank you for telling me about it TI :)

  • Mary Cordill
    Mary Cordill
    on Mar 19, 2015

    When I worked for a craft maker we used 2 and 3 inch wood hearts. They were put on the bottom of bells, eggs made into birds. Whatever we needed feet for that was our first go to.

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