Vintage Christmas Lights Turned Into Ornaments

We found some vintage Christmas lights and one strand didn't work, So I decided to turn them into ornaments instead of throw the bulbs away. So they started out like this....
I used twine to make the loop, i just hot glued twine from one side to the other on the top then used more hot glue and twined all the way around the top to make it look more finished.
After that I used modge podge all over the bulb and used silver glitter to coat it completely. I let that dry over night then added another coat of modge podge over the top, it seals the glitter and it doesn't come off on everything!
Let dry over night again and that's it! recycled Christmas bulbs into ornaments!
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  • Margo Hainrich Margo Hainrich on Nov 27, 2015
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  • Dorothy Dorothy on Nov 29, 2015
    That is so cool! Can you make a wreath out of them as well?

  • Elms Elms on Dec 20, 2015
    Any replacement for modge podge we really don't have these everyday products sold in Saudi Arabia,thank you very much for any info or other way to have giltters stick well to the glass,btw these are very pretty and the bulbs available here...

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  • Kathy Shambaugh Kathy Shambaugh on Oct 04, 2017
    I've done this for years with the recipients name and gold twine string!

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    • Susan Shea Susan Shea on Nov 12, 2019

      I don’t think I’d use glass. The craft stores sell plastic ornaments that you could use permanent pen on.

  • Kevin Kevin on Jun 14, 2021

    GREAT idea - y'all could make a cool "garland" or several of them!