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For the earth conscious!
There are a lot of ideas out there on how to turn used light bulbs into Christmas ornaments... well this is one of them. Make them kid friendly recycled and cute!

Posted by AttackCat from Boca Raton, Florida, United States • Published See AttackCat's 35 projects »
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  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Reclaimed Christmas Ornament - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies, and put on some Christmas tunes!

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Reclaimed Christmas Ornament - Step 2
    Step 2

    Ok, now place your light bulb into your lonely sock with the screw part facing out. Pull and stretch your sock until the toes spread out to your desired placement.

    I pulled mine extra tight to make a star type thing, but you can also leave them loose and make animals out of them if you want.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Reclaimed Christmas Ornament - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mark around where the fabric meets the bottom of the bulb stem. This will be where you cinch your fabric.

    Cut off extra fabric about 2 inches from where you made your mark.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Reclaimed Christmas Ornament - Step 4
    Step 4

    cut holes every half or quarter inch on then line you have drawn. thread ribbon through once and pull like a draw string to make it tight. Bring ribbon around once more on the outside of all the fabric and tie into a bow.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Reclaimed Christmas Ornament - Step 5
    Step 5

    EXTRA STEP:!!!!
    I don't have pictures of this but you can add bells to the end of each of the toes to give it a little holiday jingle.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Reclaimed Christmas Ornament - Step 6
    Step 6

    Hang on tree!!! Oooooo Ahhhhhhh

    These are great because even though they are glass they are covered in fabric so harder to break. AND even if they do break, all the glass will be inside so no messy clean up. YAY!!!

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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
wow, cool
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 377 projects
Great way to recycle and old lightbulb and a stray sock into an unique Christmas ornament!

It does look easy enough for grade schoolers to do too. Another added bonus is that this is a safer option that just a decorated glass bulb because if there is an accident and bulb is broken, it is contained within the sock.
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