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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 


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. 

4~Paint facial features and rosy cheeks on the beige. Tip: The rosy cheeks can 
be done with lipstick. 

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

6~Finish off by glueing 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. 

For more frugal Christmas tips, see the Frugal Creative Christmas Ideas! 
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