Friday, July 12, 2013

A simple Christmas craft -- glittered Christmas light bulbs

Photo by Crafting and Creativity
For quite awhile, I have been saving burned out Christmas light bulbs and candelabra bulbs from our dining room chandelier.  I have had a vague idea of turning them into Christmas decorations by dipping them into paint and maybe adding glitter or some other embellishment.  This week a third bulb burned out in the chandelier, we just bought new ones and so there were three burned out bulbs sitting on my dining table this morning.

I had previously pinned this idea on Pinterest and thought I would share it with all of you: Glittery Christmas Lights.  Her tutorial is clear and simple, and all of the components come from the dollar store.  I have everything on hand I need to make these right now, though I don't really have time today.  Maybe you would like to give these a try, too.  I'm going to!


  1. Nice! what will you do with them afterwards? put them in a bowl? tie them with a string to make a garland? use them to decorate gifts?

  2. On the blog the finished bulbs were displayed in a glass jar or bowl. That was what I was thinking of doing with them, but I think they would make nice ornaments or package tie-ons. A garland would be a fun idea as well!

  3. I think I'll try this... Thanks for sharing!

  4. You are welcome, Vicki!! Have fun! And be sure to post pictures about it on your blog!


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