Saturday, November 26, 2011

Glittered Christmas Light Bulbs

When we moved into our house 13 years ago, the old owner left several items behind: lots of furniture, Halloween decorations and a box of old style Christmas light bulbs.  Several months ago I pinned some great glitter bulbs over on Pinterest and when I saw that box of miscellaneous old bulbs I decided to make them.  Even my two teenage daughters got involved. 



We started with a layer of waxed paper on the table, mod podge, and glitter.  I started with blue and white glitter, then my youngest got out the purples – good call on her part!

We simply painted the bulbs with mod podge



sprinkled them with glitter



and set them on a sheet of waxed paper to dry



I also used some glitter snowflake stickers and just randomly placed them on some white bulbs. 







They look great with the blue glittered bulbs. 



51 comments:

  1. You had me at glitter and snowflakes! Would love for you to share this tomorrow at Sunday's Best link party. We start at 5pm eastern. I'm also following to see what else you come up with! =)

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  2. Hey! Thanks for linking up your super glittery goodness to the Head to Head Showdown! ~Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow!They are adorable :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  4. Fantastic idea, I love the glitter. What a nice surprise the previous home owner left you. Those surprises usually aren't so good:-) Enjoy your Sunday.

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  5. Beautiful and glittery!

    I'd love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/inspiration-friday.html

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  6. Some girls are just born with glitter running through their veins! I too am one of those girls ;). These are fantastic!

    Come on over & see my glitter ornaments
    www.thehuntedinterior.blogspot.com

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  7. These are adorable and so creative!

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  8. Great idea for old Christmas lights. I have a ton of these thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. these are so great! what a great idea for old globes.
    c x.

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  10. What a fun idea, they turned out awesome!!

    Stephanie
    www.chocolatecoveredbuttons.com

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  11. These look brilliant! I wish I'd kept all my bulbs this year - must do this next year!!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  12. those are super cute and would be so fun as a vase filler! Thanks for the crafty idea!!

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  13. What a great use for the old bulbs! I love them. If you have a moment, I would be thrilled if you shared this on my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would love it.

    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/11/inspiration-board-link-party-26.html
    carolyn - homework

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  14. Love the glittered ones! Now, I need to come across some old bulbs!


    Thanks for sharing at Calling All Crafters!
    allthingsfee.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this.. So creative!! Stopping by from Wow me Wednesday and am now your newest GFC follower. Hope you can stop by my blog and return the favor :)

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  16. So sparkly and beautiful! I love them! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-10.html

    Have a great week!!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful.. So festive for the season : )) I would LOVE if you could please stop in and linky this terrific feature via my Pin’Inspirational Party happening today pweease… http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdayslinky-party.html .. THANK YOU SO MUCH.. Wishing you an incredible start to your weekend.. Sincerely ~ M

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  18. Those are so cute! I was just thinking about doing a project like this and wondering how it would turn out. After seeing yours I'm definitely going to do this if I can find the old light bulbs.

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  19. I love glitter! If you get a chance, I'd love to have you link up to my party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2011/12/anything-goes-linky-party.html! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. What a fantastically fun idea! So want to try it - thanks for sharing; I saw your link at the Crafty Soiree.

    Mary

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  21. This is pretty awesome!! and VERY creative!! I would love for you to come link up over at Passionatelyperfect.com!! Your newest fan!

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  22. i am super smitten with that bowl of bulbs. and i would never know those white ones are just covered in stickers! good eye!

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  23. gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, and hope to see you again in January after the party resumes from it's vacation for the month of December.

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  24. I never thought of doing that! Genius!!!

    I posted a tutorial on felt ornaments:
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2011/12/felt-christmas-ornaments.html

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  25. These are fabulous! I LOVE the blue glitter you chose!

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  26. What a great idea! Modpodge is the best thing ever invented. Thanks sonmuch for joining our pin'inspiration party. Happy new follower.

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  27. too cute ... wish I could find an old box of those to try it myself! Have to see if my mom has any still:)

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  28. GORGEOUS!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

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  29. Blue glitter is fabulous! Thank you so much for linking this project up!

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  30. GORGEOUS!!! (And they match your blog! :) Ha!)

    So nice to 'meet' you today! I blog at "Only A Breath" and would love for you to stop by and visit :)

    Hugs!
    Melanie

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  31. so very pretty... great idea!

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  32. Very pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  33. I loooooove this light bulb idea and am featuring it as a most popular post at Savvy HomeMade Monday this week! www.HomeSavvyAtoZ.com

    Thank you for linking up!

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  34. just wanted to let you know how awesome i think this is! also, this will be featured at tuesday's tip-toe party!

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  35. These are awesome!! Love the snowflake ones. How clever!

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  36. Pam, your glittered and embellished bulbs are lovely! Thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."

    I'm featuring your post on my Facebook page today.

    Jenn

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  37. Such a cute idea. Love glitter--it adds just the right touch!
    Mary

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  38. These are so pretty! I just love them!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

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  39. Your bulbs turned out fantastic! I love "bling"! I'm now a follower!

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  40. Wow! this is awesome! Newest follower. Would love a follow back if you like! laura

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  41. can these be put in a lite set and plug in like normal or will mod podge melt or burn

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    1. I don't know the answer to this as I use burned out lights only.

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    2. mod podge doesnt burn but glittle does have a melting/burning point so i wouldnt recommend it. Plus coating the bulbs is mod podge and glittle you really wouldnt be able to see the light coming from the bulb anyway.

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  42. What about sealing with a spray sealant and then hanging from a string of lights like they originally came from and use as garland?

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  43. Hot glue them into wreaths..

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