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Recycled Light Bulb Christmas Ornaments

June 29, 2008

Lightbulb OrnamentUse old burned out light bulbs for this craft.

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Wash and dry, use acrylic paints, paint light bulb white, let dry about 25 minutes.

Paint on face. While face is drying I crochet the hat for it out of yarn scraps, if you don't crochet you can use a baby sock, it is just as cute.

Hot glue hat on, hot glue ribbon or wire whatever you are going to use to hang it, hot glue decorations on the hat. I use clear glitter glue on the face to look like snow, these are so cute, I had to show people it was a light bulb, lol.

By Sheri from Stockton, CA

Editor's Note: Use incandescent bulbs instead of compact fluorescent bulbs for this craft. CFL bulbs contain mercury and can be hazardous when broken. They should be appropriately recycled instead.

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November 13, 2011

The "wreath" is a captured quilled wreath. The two little bulbs are recycled burned out bulbs with glitter (tape/glitter) and the round recycled light bulb is quilled tight coils! Fun and easy peasy!

Three clear Christmas ornaments with decorative inclusions.

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May 19, 2005

Use old burned out light bulbs as Christmas Bulbs: Paint and decorate with glitter, sequins, spray snow, and then add a decorative string or ribbon around top (base) of bulb for hanging.

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Monica Resinger
November 27, 2004

Here's a great way to recycle light bulbs! Make a bunch of them to hang on the tree or give as gifts. This also is a great craft to sit down and do with the kids.

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December 8, 2010

When making light bulb ornaments, how do you drill a hole into the plug side of the bulb to thread wire?

By Annie from Glasgow, KY

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Right after I posted this I realized that. (I'm almost embarrassed to say this) I had the drill in reverse. It definitely works better when you are drilling in the right direction!

 
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February 13, 2012

Do you have any simple Christmas crafts, using all sizes of the "old" style light bulbs, we have all sizes. Thank you.

By Josie S. from New Richmond, OH

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January 14, 2020

With a burnt out light bulb, green paint, and some basic painting skills you are on your way to making this Grinch ornament. This is a no sew project.

Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - add a circle of white fabric to the hat tip and then add a hanger

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April 5, 2017

Recycle those globe vanity lightbulbs into a cute snowman or other character. This page shows you how. This is a page about recycled vanity lightbulb snowman.

Vanity Lightbulb Snowman - finished ornament

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December 8, 2010

I would like to know how to make burned out light bulb Christmas ornaments.

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