December 14, 2010

DIY – Recycled Light Bulb Ornaments

I love it when my daughter wants to create something with me! She was looking around the kitchen and had found to light bulbs that were getting ready for the recycle bin and asked if we could add some glitter to them and make ornaments. I said yeah why not. So she got out the trusty Mod Podge(I don’t know what I would do without it) and we each decorated a light bulb.

This is pretty easy, all you need is: an old light bulb, Mod Podge(or glue), paint brush, glitter, a ribbon and hot glue gun.

1. Using your paint brush, paint Mod Podge all over your light bulb, then cover it with glitter. My daughter made a mix of gold, silver & white glitter.

For a different look, I Mod Podged my light bulb and covered it with small strips of sheet music.

2. Cut two strips of ribbon. One small piece to wrap around the base and one large piece for hanging on the tree.

3. Hot glue the large piece of ribbon to each side of the base.

4. Hot glue your small piece of ribbon around the base, covering the ends of the other ribbon.

And there you have it, super simple and super cute!

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December 15, 2010

The Nerd @ 9:41 am

This would be cute…until I broke it…which is exactly what would happen.

Deanna @ 10:24 am

Well that can happen but I bet you could make one without breaking it. I have faith!

The Nerd @ 5:07 pm

No really. I’m pretty much the most clumsy person you’ll ever meet. So clumsy, I bite my lip while walking. I have a scar on my chin from tripping over my own two feet…in the middle of the road. Small glass objects that can shatter and cut me or end up in my dog’s tummy are not welcome in my home. I am, however, a fan of this cute ornament!

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