Monday, December 16, 2013

Lightbulb Baubles

Christmas is a perfect time to get reusing. There are so many opportunities to make decorations, cards, Christmas trees and gifts from old Christmas items or unwanted objects you would easily find around your home. As an example, I took four lightbulbs which no longer work, and used some leftover beads and ribbon to upcycle them into Christmassy baubles for the Christmas tree.

Step 1: Find unusable light bulbs in that drawer of things you have no use for, but keep hoping they may work one day.

Step 2: Gather an assortment of craft items to decorate your bauble. I used beads and a gold pen, but you could use whatever you like. Buttons, glitter, ribbons and sequins would be fun too!

Step 3: Draw quick sketches of your ideal baubles to play around with layout of materials and ideas. It will make the making process easier!

Step 4: Use a glue gun or superglue to attach decorations to the lightbulb as you like. Leave to dry.

Step 5: Hang on your Christmas tree and show all your friends!

If you fancy making your own baubles, you can enter the Lightbulbs direct competition! email a link to your blog post entry to and visit the website for all the terms and conditions of entry.

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