The closer the Christmas holidays, the more you want to create! And the most rewarding time for making Christmas decorations with your own hands is right now. You can create them from anything and we have 6 DIY Light bulbs Christmas tree ornaments craft ideas for you!
You can use clear plastic bulbs or shatter proof light bulbs. Of course, if you need a kid-friendly option, plastic bulbs are recommended. Get some glitter, paint and glue and get ready crafting! So what kind of Christmas tree decorations can be made from light bulbs? Let’s see!
DIY Light Bulbs Christmas Tree Ornaments
Glass Christmas tree light bulbs
Embellishments – faux greenery, pine cones, berries
Hot glue gun
Wrap the threaded pieces of the ornaments with twine, using the hot glue gun to attach it.
Wrap it up around the top, and use the twine to create a loop at the top to hang the ornaments with.
Using the hot glue gun attach the embellishments to the twine part of the ornaments.
DIY Mini Snow Globe Tree Ornament
clear plastic Christmas Light bulb ornaments
course white glitter
mini bottle brush trees
red and white baker’s twine
hot glue gun
Dab a little hot glue to the bottom wood piece of each tiny tree and use a wooden skewer to press it down in the bottom center. Use a funnel to add the course white glitter to each one bulb.
Add a few dabs of hot glue to the lid of each bulb to secure it tightly. Tie a bow of red and white baker’s twine onto each one.
Optionally, you could personalize them with little tiny name banners inside.
DIY Glitter Christmas Tree Light Bulb Ornaments
Clear, plastic ornaments
Glitter it adhesive
Red and Green Glitter
Cup, for excess glue and/or glitter
Hot glue gun
Remove the tops from the ornaments. Pour a small amount of “Glitter It” adhesive into the ornament and slowly swirl around to coat the inside.
Using a funnel, pour glitter into the ornament and shake around until completely coated.
Tap the ornament upside down over a cup to remove excess glitter.
Let ornament dry completely.
Once the glue is dry, replace the cap.
Cut ribbon to the desired length and tie into a bow.
Using a hot glue gun, attach the ribbon to the ornament.
DIY Light Bulb Snowman
Shatter proof light bulbs
acrylic paint – white, black, and orange
small white pom poms
Paint the entire light bulb white and let it dry.
After the white paint dries, continue to paint the tops red and then draw on the eyes, nose, and buttons.
When the red paint is dry, add a coat of Mod Podge glue over it and add some fine glitter.
Cut a thin piece of festive fabric and wrap it around the Light Bulb Snowman’s neck. Fix it with hot glue.
Glue on ribbon and a white pom pom on each ear to create ear muffs for the snowman.
DIY Light Bulb Reindeer Christmas tree Ornament
tinsel pipe cleaner, cut into one 8″ piece and two 2″ pieces, any color you have
hot glue gun or fast drying glue
Wrap the 8″ pipe cleaner around the top of the bulb and bring the ends to the “sides” of the head.
Secure it with a dab of glue.
Glue on the eyes and then the nose.
Wrap one of the 2″ pieces of pipe cleaner around each side to make antlers. Bend them a bit.
Leave enough room on one side to curl the tip of the antler so you can use it to hang Rudolph on the tree.
Christmas Light Bulb Penguin
Orange foam paper
Red pom pom
Red pipe cleaner
Hot glue gun
Painting almost all of the penguin black. Leave an area on the “stomach” without color which you will be painting with white. Once the penguin is covered in black paint, set it aside to dry.
When the black paint is dry, paint the white stomach on the front of the penguin. Set this aside and let it dry.
Once the white paint is dry, take the red pipe cleaner and wrap it around the head.
Glue the pom pom onto the top of the bulb as a hat.
Glue on the googly eyes and then cut a small triangle from the orange foam and glue to the bulb to create a beak.
Draw feet onto the orange foam paper and cut them out to attach to the bottom of the light bulb. Glue them to the bottom of the light bulb penguin.