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Turn your old light bulbs in to sparkly decorations for your Christmas tree.
These photos really don’t do them justice. They look absolutely beautiful in real life.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Light Bulb Tree Decorations - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need:

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Light Bulb Tree Decorations - Step 2
    Step 2

    First of all find an old light bulb. The ones shaped like ovals look best. Next select the colours of glitter glue you want to use. It's best to decide on a colour scheme for your tree before you start. I picked silver, pink and purple.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Light Bulb Tree Decorations - Step 3
    Step 3

    Tie a length of wire around the screw of the bulbs a few times ensuring that it is tight and secure. Twist together and leave a loop for hooking on to your tree.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Light Bulb Tree Decorations - Step 4
    Step 4

    Draw pretty patterns on to the bulb using the glitter glue.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Light Bulb Tree Decorations - Step 5
    Step 5

    The glue will take about half an hour to dry. It's best to hang it on to a branch of your tree where it can dry without being disturbed.

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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
It is very pretty. If I had any bulbs that size I would try this.
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Martha G.
Martha G.
very nice!
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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
very cool!
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Singingpraisehomemaker
Singingpraisehomemaker · 7 projects
this is a cool one cat Happy
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The Craftie Faerie
The Craftie Faerie · Greenville, North Carolina, US
here's an idea... if you use small bulbs, perhaps they can be turned into festive holiday earrings? Haven't tried it or anything. just a thought. Happy
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connie f.
connie f.
Love it this will be great for my grandson an I to start on in November!
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MissJosie
MissJosie · 1 project
Cat you are soooo creative!!!
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Mable

This is a great idea! I used to throw old lightbulbs away.
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erin

cat, i love everything you make. these are gorgeous.
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Sue

I am really enjoying exploring your blog. Great job!
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