Don't Throw Away Old Light Bulbs{Turn Them Into Christmas Ornaments} !

Use spray paint to cover bulbs, dry .Add embellishments like trim,lace,and sparkle items for a holiday look.Hot glue a loop piece at the neck of bulb from right to left forming a loop.
These are the two theme colors that I choose.I spray painted one, the other natural bulb color.
This one I made to look like a Santa suit.All done with spray paint,electrical tape,trim and ribbon all for just pennies.
This one, very simple look of Hello Kitty.I used acrylic paint for the face{ just the outline, then trim to finish off.
You can make as gifts or party favors at a Holiday party for your family.
display them through out your home for the holidays, also keeping green from throwing away!

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3 questions
  • Lacy
    on Dec 17, 2016

    How do You make the Base with Hanger to showcase these awesome ornaments? Thanks in advance, and Merry Christmas 🎄

    • Ana illausky
      on Dec 17, 2016

      The top where it hangs, a loop was made,and hot glued from right to left. Than more trim/material to go around the base bottom of the trim covering the socket part for strength and decorative look to hang. Thank you!

  • Sue Lilly
    on May 15, 2017

    How can you make bulbs safe.
  • Linda
    on Oct 18, 2019

    Where did u find the stand for light bulb?

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  • Betty Blue Easton
    on Sep 8, 2019

    I've got lots of bulbs saved up to do this. Thanks for ideas.If I don't get around to doing it myself (highly likely as Ive had them a while now lol) ..I'll ask the local Brownies or School if they want them. I'm sure the kids would enjoy making ornaments for Xmas time.

  • Kathy Laury
    on Oct 18, 2019

    I would love to try this project I live in a senior complex it wpul make a fun project on craft day

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