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Light Bulb Santa Ornaments

By Monica Resinger

Here's a great way to recycle light bulbs! Make a bunch of them to hang on  the tree or give as gifts. This also is a great craft to sit down and do with  the kids.


Burnt out light bulb
small piece of sandpaper
white, flesh or beige, and red acrylic paints
small paintbrush
snow textured paint

1~Start with any size or shape burned out light bulb. Sand it lightly with  sandpaper so the paint will adhere better. Paint the glass with a base coat of  white acrylic paint.

2~Holding the light bulb with the skinnier side up, paint a 1 - 1 1/2" circle  in beige or flesh on the wider part of the bulb for Santa's face.

3~Paint snow textured paint over the white paint. can be done with lipstick.

5~Paint the metal portion of the bulb red for Santa's hat.

6~Finish off by gluing a cotton ball on the very top of the hat. Also glue  some stretched cotton around the base of the hat. Hot glue a piece of red  ribbon to hang by.

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