Whoo, now where were we? Oh, yes, the time has come to show off your sassy Hand Made Christmas Ornaments for the year! Are your ready? Do you want to see mine first? Okay then, behold Light Bulb Snowman ...
It's so easy, you should try it! Want some tips?
I used ordinary burned out light bulbs that I cleaned with alcohol and cotton balls, and made a carrier out of an old box (mmm, eating the ice cream sandwiches was the best part!). Just cut a small "x" in the top and push the end in. Voila, the light bulb stands up and stays put.
Then I sprayed it with primer. This is for rust, it's just what I had on hand. I'm not even sure this step is necessary.
Next, I forgot to get a photo of the bulbs sprayed with Heirloom White spray paint. Any antique white will do. I did go over it at this point with layers of acrylic too, I wanted some texture and depth. But, it's just as nice with 3 layers of spray paint.
I wound craft wire around the threads on the base, twisted, and ran one end up finishing with a curly cue I use to hang it.
And the hat is just made from felt, similar to this pilgrim hat. I placed the brim on first and used a strip of felt to go around it to make the top hat. The whole thing is hot-glued.
The features are all drawn on with a sharpie and painted with acrylic paints.
You could paint a Santa on yours, or use glass paint and just paint dots and swirls...the possibilities are endless!
Click here to learn how to make a Book Page Christmas Ornament