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Snowman Light Bulb Ornament


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Save your burnt-out light bulbs and use them to create a fun and glittery ornament. A great way to save money is with repurposed crafts. Ideas like the Snowman Light Bulb Ornament will brighten up your tree and sparkle all season. These sweet snowmen will look so cute hanging from your tree and they only require a few materials. The white glitter will shine from every angle and brighten your room with Christmas cheer. This is also a great craft to do with kids, because the instructions are quite simple. Your little ones can have fun painting on the snowman's face and applying the glitter. Don't be afraid to get creative with this recycled craft.

Snowman Light Bulb Ornament


  • Light Bulb
  • White Glitter
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Acrylic Paint/ T-Shirt Paint
  • Rope, String, Ribbon ( to make the tie)


  1. Before getting started, have paper set up or a bowl ready to catch the unused glitter.
  2. Tie your choice of ribbon, rope, or string around the metal portion of the light bulb.
  3. Spray the adhesive over every inch of glass on the light bulb (make sure the light bulb is fully covered to prevent “bald spots”).
  4. Sprinkle glitter over the gluey light bulb.
  5. LET DRY (usually takes 2-3 hours depending on the brand of glue).
  6. After the snowman is fully dry, you can begin to paint on a face.
  7. A snowman needs two eyes, a carrot nose, and some buttons but is not limited to just that! GET CREATIVE.
  8. After you have painted the snowman, let him dry & before you know it…you have a cool and cute little light bulb snowman.

How to Make a Snowman Light Bulb Ornament:


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I have been searching for an angel pattern that I made several years ago with chamois that I could shape ... I used purchased wings and heads and they were so beautiful. Does anyone have a pattern that would be similar to that? Or any chamois angel pattern.... ???

I love the snowmen, BUT unless you put a layer of paper on first this could be dangerous if the lightbulbs are dropped. The glass is Very sharp and not a suitable plaything for children. However with a layer or two of paper, even tissue paper, they would be safe as the paper will dry hard.

What a great way to recycle old used lightbulbs! You can never have too many ornaments for Christmas. They would even look good hanging in a window. I would use pieces of felt or flat buttons for the buttons instead of paint. Also felt for the face. It would be a good project to do with grade school children with supervisor. They would all kinds of ideas how to decorate these snowmen.

Oh I like this one. You don't have to take the light bulb apart to make it. That always bothers me. The grand kids love to help paint so they can do the faces and buttons and things to bring these to life. And the glitter is one of their favorite things to add so this is going to be perfect .


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