Look what happens when you take
old Christmas bulbs - too hot and unsafe to use -
and decorate them with pretty glitter and ribbon!
The kids had a ball making these!
Must be the messy glitter.
All you do is thinly spread glue
on the bulb.....
and sprinkle with glitter!
Once dried, I redid this step
making sure there were no bald
spots. I also sprayed with
high gloss finish to keep the
glitter from flitting away.
(Is flitting a word?!
Sounds appropriate nonetheless!)
It's not totally needed, but beforehand I painted
the tops with Silver modeling paint. Have fun
choosing the hanger!
While I preferred the brand new extra fine glitter,
both kids liked my vintage large coarse glitter.
See the difference between the red on the left
with the other colors?
Martha Stewart makes the prettiest colors too.
Look at the different shades of blue!
It's so good to be putting these old bulbs to use.
I tried using them years ago for Mary's Fairy Party,
but within minutes they were too hot to touch. I
was so afraid of a child burning herself, I had to take
them down. So they've just been sitting in our basement.
Use it up.
Wear it out.
Make it do.
Or do without!