Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Glitter Christmas Light Bulbs take 2

Earlier I shared with you my technique for making glittered Christmas light bulbs.   As promised – here are the results of the one’s that we used white glitter on.  

We used red, green and white bulbs for this project and some gorgeous white medium glitter.  The white glitter didn’t cover the bulbs completely – they look frosted.  




Theses frosted bulbs became the centerpiece for our dining room table.  



I put inexpensive red Styrofoam beads in the bottom of a hurricane and topped them off with the frosted bulbs.  I purchased the peppermint place mat from Pier 1 and I’ve had the hurricane for several years.  I love how this turned out – it looks great and didn’t break the bank!




Just a quick follow up to answer a couple of questions:   I don't know what would happen if you were to put these back on the light strings and light them up.  I don't even know if these are "good" lights - they had been in a box since we moved into our home 13 years ago

 

21 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I love reading other bloggers craft ideas! Do you think you could actually use the bulbs after applying glitter?

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I want a garland of them or hung on my tree! I need to go shopping. :)

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    Donna

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  3. They look beautiful with the white glitter - just like a light dusting of snow!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. I just saw a version of these at a craft show on Saturday & they are prettier in person; very glittery & sparkly!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  5. These are super cute!!
    Come on by and link up to my new Holiday Party!!
    http://ablondesdiylife.blogspot.com/2011/12/its-holiday-party.html

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  6. love it ... I did some in Epsom salts turned out well.
    Ann

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  7. Sooooo cute! Genius idea! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  8. I love these frosted bulbs - such a great idea and a beautiful twist on traditional decorations!

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  9. I am in love with both of your glitter light projects! So fun! I'm a new follower so I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your holiday decor and projects! :)

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  10. These are so cute...and I love the red and white placemat you have them sitting on!

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  11. So cute!! These would be a fun Kids' Christmas Craft too! Come by and link them up over at Sassy Sites sometime today at our Kids Party! :)

    XOXO!
    marni

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  12. Thanks so much for the tip.. I have some large vintage xmas lights that are so out of color and this might just make then beautiful. Did you try to light the bulbs.. wonder how they would look on?
    Thanks again
    Sandy

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  13. Traveling by 4's with Liz on Time Travel Thursdays (My link ends in 4, #74, so I go by fours, and thought I'd work backwards first.) That's a great idea! I was wondering if they were useable (electrically speaking). Don't you just love it when things you've had and not used work into something else? Thanks! Jenn

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  14. This is such a cute idea!! I'm all for not breaking the bank! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing this today!!

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  15. Ooh, this is pretty. I love them in that center piece.:)

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  16. You are featured on New Nostalgia's Anti-Procrastination Tuesday! Thanks for linking up!

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  17. that's darling! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday! hope to see you again this week!

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  18. I love these! They are so festive and fun. And you created such a sweet centerpiece with them.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week. Be sure to come by tonight, and see yourself featured. ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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