Burned Out Bulb Holiday Decor

We've put the big size (C9) Christmas lights on our house the past few years but we always have a problem with the filaments disconnecting while in storage because when we pull those strands out each year, many of the bulbs no longer work. This year I couldn't just toss the bulbs, it was just too wasteful. Sooooo, I recruited the big kid and he and I did a little project.

Final 2

Want to know how to make your own glitter bulbs? Here's what you'll need:

  • Burned out christmas light bulbs (the big ones)
  • White glue or Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • Glass vase
  • Battery operated lights
  • Ribbon to tie on the vase
Here's what to do:

Gather your bulbs

Burned out bulbs

Coat them in white glue or Mod Podge

Paint on the glue

Roll them in glitter

Rolling in glitter

Watch how when they dry, they change color

Pretty Red
(they don't really change color, the red ones were the ones I did)

Load them into a vase with some white battery operated lights

Close up final

And enjoy!!

Final with advent calendar

Warning: Despite appearances, glitter is not a child friendly craft material if you don't want to find it on everything you own for years to come.

Happy Holidays!!

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