Light Bulb Santa Ornaments

Monica Resinger
Category Ornaments

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.


  • Burnt out light bulb
  • small piece of sandpaper
  • white, flesh or beige, and red acrylic paints
  • small paintbrush
  • snow textured paint


1 Start with any size or shape burned out light bulb. Sand it lightly with sandpaper so the paint will adhere better. Paint the glass with a base coat of white acrylic paint.

2 Holding the light bulb with the skinnier side up, paint a 1 - 1 1/2" circle in beige or flesh on the wider part of the bulb for Santa's face.

3 Paint snow textured paint over the white paint.

4 Paint facial features and rosy cheeks on the beige. Tip: The rosy cheeks can be done with lipstick.

5 Paint the metal portion of the bulb red for Santa's hat.

6 Finish off by glueing a cotton ball on the very top of the hat. Also glue some stretched cotton around the base of the hat. Hot glue a piece of red ribbon to hang by.

About The Author: Copyright, 2000, Monica Resinger - Monica Resinger is the creator of 'Homemaker's Journal E-Publications' where you will find many fun and informative home and garden related e-books, tip sheets and how to sign up for her FREE home and garden newsletter! Click here to visit: homemakersjournal.com/


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By Joyce (Guest Post)
November 29, 20080 found this helpful

An illustration of the finished ornament would be helpful for those of us who are "visual" learners.

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