Claire from BunnieClaire shows us how to make cute homemade Christmas ornaments from light bulbs. The light bulb snowmen are very cute and would be a really fun upcycling project for the kids.
Claire used a spray adhesive for this but I have made one using a white PVA craft glue and it works perfectly. I also used acrylic paint instead of puffy paint.
Since I’ve actually made one of these I can’t resist sharing a photo of my snowman…! This was a clear bulb, I think the glitter coverage actually turns out better using PVA glue. I finished mine with a small piece of ribbon (the hanger ribbon cut from a top) and I used a clear nylon thread to hang this.
The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your upcycled light bulb snowmen ornaments are shown below.
- Light bulb
- Spray adhesive or white craft PVA glue
- White glitter
- Twine / string
- Paint – black and orange
- Bowl / container
- Tray or a piece of paper to catch the glitter
- Paint brush (if you are using PVA or craft glue or a paint bottle without a nozzle)
Did You Know?
Energy efficient light bulbs are a type of fluorescent lamp and can be recycled at local recycling centres. Older style ‘incandescent’ bulbs aren’t recyclable.
courtesy of: www.recyclenow.com
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