DIY: Lightbulb Ornaments

This DIY could not be more perfect for the holidays. They only require a handful of supplies (most of which you probably already have around the house) and are so simple! Perfect as a last-minute gift for family and friends and a fun and easy way to keep kids occupied on a cold winter’s day. Plus, they are a great way to recycle your old incandescent light bulbs!

Snowman Ornament

Supplies: dsc_0056-copy

  • Standard light bulb
  • Craft paint: Black, White, Orange & Green
  • Ribbon or string
  • Twine or string
  • Paintbrushes
  • Toothpicks and/or fine paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions:

  1. Glue twine around base of light bulb. (Doing this first means you can easily hang your ornament with a clothespin while it dries!)
  2. Paint bulb white. Let dry. Apply second coat, if desired. Let dry.
  3. Using toothpick or paintbrush, paint face of snowman, using black paint for the eyes and orange for the carrot nose.
  4. Paint buttons using green paint.
  5. Paint base of light bulb black. Let dry.
  6. Glue scarf around middle of bulb.

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Glitter Ornaments

Supplies: dsc_0056-copy2

  • Night light bulbs
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Twine or string

Instructions:

  1. Glue twine around base of light bulb. (Doing this first means you can easily hang your ornament with a clothespin while it dries!)
  2. Using a paintbrush, apply Mod Podge to bulb.
  3. Sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.
  4. Apply Mod Podge over top of glitter to seal.

Tip: Mod Podge dries clear and is a great way to keep glitter in place!

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The best part of this DIY is that it offers endless possibilities. Check out some of our favorite ideas for lightbulb ornaments (all made by our creative employees):

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