A year or two ago my aunt glittered up some Christmas light bulbs – um, ah-mazing! It went on my mental to-do list. When I was given the opportunity to make a project using Michael’s glitter, I knew that would be just the one!
My first thought was “where can I get some old light bulbs” – but my aunt pointed out that you can just buy replacement bulbs – duh! I grabbed a pack of 4 replacement bulbs – it was a whopping $1. So I got several sets.
So when you glitter them up, you can use them in decor and just sitting around – which is way cute:
But I have an additional idea for you – a necklace! I had a Christmas Light bulb necklace my mom crafted when I was a kid, so it’s throw-back for me.
I did that classic Christmas necklace version, and then I did an ombre version – that is the fun of having a multi-pack of glitter – tons of color choices!
Glitter Christmas Light Bulb Necklace
To make a necklace, first drill into the base of the light bulbs. Yes, this is doable! I did it myself (hence the lack of pictures – I was behind the drill). Just go slow and steady and remember it doesn’t have to be perfect. Drill a hole in one spot and then a second hole directly across from that spot. You can’t go all the way through in one shot because you might hit glass. It might cause some sharp edges so you’ll want to sand those down.
Use the brush to coat the bulb in Mod Podge:
Then hold over the bowl while you shake glitter onto it, turn it and being sure to coat the whole bulb:
Stay tuned for that!
Beverly Bailey says
wonder if could spray the chain to color (maybe red for Christmas)?
Mandy Beyeler says
I say try it! that would be fun if it works!
So cute! I wonder if you could spray the bulbs with Plasti-Dip glossifier first (which adds a clear, rubber-like coating) which would help in case of breakage? Otherwise – these are adorable for necklaces or to fill a hurricane candle base 🙂
Mandy Beyeler says
that’s a great idea!!