Create your own lightbulb Christmas decoration
'Tis the season to get covered in glitter and magic unloved objects into something sparkling. Join Rosie as she shows you how to create some environmentally friendly Christmas craft ideas at home.
Hold onto your lightbulbs
- Light bulbs
- Loose Glitter
- Craft Glue
- Glue Spreader (a piece of stiff cardboard would do)
- An old bowl or mat
- Optional accessories such as buttons
Squeeze some craft glue onto the glass of your light bulb and spread it all over with a glue spreader. It’s a good idea to do this as quickly as possible to avoid glue setting.
Hold the glued light bulb over the bowl and sprinkle on the glitter. The bowl can catch the waste glitter so that it can be reused. Rest your glitter covered light bulb in the waste glitter, and wait for it to dry.
Think about how long you want the loop or hanger for your ornament to be. Double this, and cut that length of ribbon.
Put dabs of glue on either end of the ribbon, and stick these ends on opposite sides of the screw top to create a loop.
When the glue has set on both sides of the screw top, take your remaining ribbon and wrap it around the screw top to see how much you will need to cover it. Cut to the correct length. Dab each end of this piece of ribbon with glue and wind it neatly around until it covers the whole screw top, disguising the ends of the hanger.
Make a bow with the remaining ribbon, and stick it onto the now covered screw top.