BRIGHT ideas for Christmas Decorations!

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In our House Christmas – more than any other time of the year – we MAKE STUFF!!

Decorations are always top of the list. We love our Christmas Tree and decorating the house and Christmas Decorations just make the best gifts – especially for Granny and Grandpa!

35 Bright Christmas Ideas

 

LIGHT BULBS! They make great decorations.

UPcycle all those light bulbs that are no longer working into FABULOUS things!!

 

Looking for some BRIGHT Ideas? Look no further!!

 

Before we get started, if you are going to keep it simple, you want to try and avoid emptying out the light bulb, meaning you want to use the old – no longer working – bulb as is.

However, some ideas call for an empty one. So here are some basic light bulb housekeeping tips and tricks first!

 

How to hollow out a light bulb, Team Droid has instructions!

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If you would prefer to watch a you tube video – this is a simple example of how to empty a light bulb! 

 

If you want to paint your light bulb and need something to stand them right way up, stick them into a upside down egg carton – use the round parts as holders.

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Stick a bit of tack/blue tack/prestik/play dough/putty onto the table surface and push the lightbulb into it.

 

Painting onto a light bulb is not simply with a brush and any old paint – eHOW shows us how…

Note: Because lightbulbs are made of thin glass please be careful!

 

RIGHT! Lets start…

 

If you have some colored bulbs lying around Celebrations at Home shows us this is a simple way to make a table centerpiece with candles…  

 

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Or… the magazine photographed pin on pinterest (sorry could not find the source) without candles…

 

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Brit + Co has an idea with clear bulbs and a candle…

 

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Or with glitter bulbs in a vase from Apartment Therapy… 

 

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More glitter globes in a jar from She’s Crafty…

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I know you are asking, “How do I glitter a light bulb?”

Here is a simple way from Snowflakes and Dragonflies… (mod podge can be replaced by any transparent glue)

 

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Make hanging ornaments like Balancing Home did…

 

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Paint personalized penguins like Lady with the Red Rocker did…

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Or like P&G Everyday, turn them into something cute… 

 

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You could also get very clever and fill the lightbulb with cotton balls and then paint it… Thanks Pat Catan’s for the idea!

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GRINCH them…

 

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Charlie Brown them…

 

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Batman them!!!

 

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Superman them…

 

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Santa them…

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Do you want to build a snowman? Olaf them…

 

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Busy Beehives personalized them and turned them into Christmas Invitations… This is interesting as it shows how to glitter the inside of the bulb!

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You could cover them in string and make a Merry and Bright Garland from Kojo Designs…

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Or, try this!

Redhead can Decorate filled up a Christmas Ball with all the old lights from the tree! Very clever…

 

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Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas…

Bubbly Nature Creations made Dip Mix Ornaments… 

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You could fill them with brown paper and make a Rudolf…

 

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Fill them with Sprinkles for the perfect Christmas Cookie.

Idea from The Partiologist…

 

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Fill it with candy! Uncommon designs did!… 

 

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What about some ribbon?…

 

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In fact, you can fill them with anything you like!!!…

 

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Make a mini snow globe...from No Biggie…

 

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Write on it with a sharpie like Eclectically Vintage did…

 

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Like a little light bulb topiary? Life in wonderland will show you how…

 

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Just dip it in Chocolate made this FABULOUS wreath!…

 

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…or what about this one from Georgia Peachez…. 

 

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These lightbulbs still work, and my are they pretty. Silicone dip them from eHow…

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Or add cinnamon silicone and dip them…Primitive Crafting turned theirs into ornaments!…

 

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last, but certainly not least…

You could also bake up a batch of lightbulbs and eat them quietly as you ponder what you are going to make this year…

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you could also just eat…

Lightbulb cookies from Southern Fairytail…

 

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Do you have any bright ideas? Let us know!

We would love to hear from you!

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