Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Submitted by Laura B. - Charlotte, NC
This ornament can be made from old Christmas bulbs or light bulbs. I replaced light bulbs in my house with compact fluorescent light bulbs and recycled the old bulbs into these ornaments.
Christmas bulb or light bulb, any size
Styrofam ball in proportion to the bulb
Snow accents paint*
Sock or fabric for hat
Seed Beads - choose the size you like
12" of Christmas ribbon
Buttons or sequins (you can actually use any embellishment you may have laying around)
Thread or string for hanging
*available at craft supply store, or you can make your own by adding sand to white paint.
Cut out piece of the styofoam ball so that it will meet the base of the round part of the bulb. Press ball onto to bulb with glue.
Wipe off the bulb to remove any oils. With paintbrush brush the snow accent paint onto the bulb. Let dry. Paint the stryfoam ball and be sure to paint in the crease where the bulb and ball meet. Let dry.
For the snowman's hat, glue fabric or sock top onto the styfoam head. Tie thread or string around the fabric to form hat and for hanging.
Add eyes and mouth by gluing on seed beads. Paint a toothpick orange, cut and apply a small amount of glue then carefully push into the styrofoam head for the nose.
Tie ribbon around the neck for the scarf and glue buttons or any other embellishment (I used sequins on the smaller snowman) down the front of the snowman.