Cheap & Chic Light Bulb Ornaments


size: 4” tall

Materials

  • FOR BOTH:
  • White organdy ribbon
  • Air-Dry PermEnamel Surface Conditioner
  • Paint & Toss Sponges
  • Small spray bottle
  • SPARKLING FLOWER ORNAMENTS:
  • Standard burned out light bulbs
  • Rhinestones
  • Favor ties (available in the wedding section)
  • FROSTED METALLIC SWIRL ORNAMENTS:
  • Round burned out light bulbs
  • Gold wire

Tools

  • FOR BOTH:
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters
  • SPARKLING FLOWER ORNAMENTS:
  • Air-Dry PermEnamel Paints: Blue Bayou; Mediterranean; Mediterranean Blue; Ultra White
  • Liner brush, #1
  • Sobo Glue
  • FROSTED METALLIC SWIRL ORNAMENTS:
  • Air-Dry PermEnamel: Paint: White Frost; Liners: Gold; White

Directions

  • General
  • 1. Wash and dry light bulbs.
  • 2. Cut 12” wire lengths. Wrap one end around socket and form hook at opposite end.
  • 3. Pour Surface Conditioner into spray bottle. Generously mist bulb; let dry.
  • Sparkling Flower Ornaments
  • 1. Sponge paint bulbs Blue Bayou, Mediterranean, or Mediterranean Blue. Let dry.
  • 2. Use liner and slightly-thinned Ultra White to paint flowers as shown. Let dry.
  • 3. Glue rhinestone to flower centers.
  • 4. For hanger, cut 10” ribbon length; hot glue ends to opposite sides of socket. Tie favor tie around socket; knot and trim ends.
  • Frosted Metallic Swirl Ornaments
  • 1. Sponge paint bulbs White Frost. Let dry.
  • 2. Use liner and slightly-thinned Ultra White to paint flowers as shown. Let dry.
  • 3. Use White liner to paint lines around ornament. Let dry and repeat with Gold liner.
  • 4. For hanger, cut 10” ribbon length; hot glue ends to opposite sides of socket. Embellish with gold wire as shown.
  • More
  • 1. Try this technique with burned out chandelier and spiral light bulbs. Try Iridescent and Pearlescent Glass Paints for other spectacular finishes.

by Tammie Wilson for Delta Creative, Inc.

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