Christmas toys from light bulbs

Posted by18.12.2017

Do not throw out light bulbs! Today we will learn to transform them with our own hands into very cute Christmas-tree toys. Snowmen, grandfathers frost, brilliant lanterns and much more - we have collected for you the best ideas for inspiration and useful workshops. With a little effort, you will have a great set of unique toys that will make your Christmas tree even more beautiful!

snowman from a light bulb

All materials for work are very simple. The process itself is also not difficult: turn on the Christmas songs and get down to business, being charged with New Year's mood!

Option One: shiny flashlights

Finished toys will sparkle and shine. Choose any colors, mix them, combine with each other.

What do we need?

  • light bulbs (preferably small)
  • PVA glue
  • dry glitter

How to do?

  1. Light bulb should be smeared with glue with a brush. If you have dry dyes of the color of the selected spangles, you can mix them with glue: in case of admission the gaps of the defects will not be visible.
  2. Then just sprinkle them with sparkles. Hold the cap, pour in a spoon.
  3. It remains only to make a rope.

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Such homemade Christmas toys can replace any set!

Option Two: gold and silver light bulbs

Such Christmas toys look very expensive and always turn out to be especially beautiful.

What do we need?

  • large sparkles
  • PVA glue
  • spray paint or acrylic paint in gold and silver
  • standard size bulbs

How to do?

  1. Pour glue into a bowl and pour glitter into it. Dip a light bulb into the bowl and scroll it from all sides.
  2. We take another light bulb, hold it by the base and gently paint it on all sides. Do not forget to wear gloves!

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Done! These Christmas decorations are very cool reflected lights of a garland.

Option three: light bulbs in the "sugar" sprinkling

These New Year's toys and want to eat! They are very similar to sweet candy.

What do we need?

  • small bulbs
  • acrylic paints
  • artificial snow (ready or homemade)

How to do?

  1. Light bulb covered with acrylic paints and let it dry.
  2. Then we repeat the procedure so that the color is saturated.
  3. From above we cover our craft with artificial snow. Done!

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Light bulbs are better to take small ones - it is easy to glue a gold thread to them, for which you can hang a toy.

By the way, if you make artificial snow with your own hands (you will find the corresponding master class here), cover them with fir branches - so your tree will turn out to be snow-covered and “candied”.

Option Four: Christmas toys in sequins

This method is suitable for those who love hard work.

What do we need?

  • small light bulbs
  • bag of sequins
  • additional decorations in the form of flowers or stars
  • cotton wool
  • PVA glue
  • tweezers

How to do?

  1. Light bulbs can be pre-painted. Gently pick up each sequin with tweezers and dip it in glue, and then “sit” them on the light bulb one by one next to each other.
  2. Wrap the upper part of the craft with cotton wool.

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Option Five: shiny decor and satin ribbons

You will get very neat Christmas toys from light bulbs that will look beautiful both in set and separately.

What do we need?

  • bulbs of different sizes
  • acrylic paints
  • PVA glue
  • sparkles, mirror pieces, stars, and other decor
  • thin satin ribbons

How to do?

Life hacking: If you do not have acrylic paints, but only gouache, watercolor or other paints - mix them with glue and cover the light bulbs with a mixture with a brush. This paint will fall tight.

  1. Bulbs paint acrylic.
  2. Next, using tweezers and superglue lay out decorative items.
  3. Wrap the base with ribbons.

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Option Six: Christmas decorations with stones

We will not paint the light bulb, and we will execute the decor - it will still be beautiful. This option is suitable for those who have no paint at home.

What do we need?

  • light bulb
  • large rhinestones
  • Super glue

How to do?

Please note that the glue in this case should be transparent.

Stones can be glued with tweezers or directly with your hands. If you wish, you can lay out a fancy pattern.

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In this case, the main thing - do not overdo it with the decor, so that the Christmas-tree toy turns out to be beautiful, but not tasteless.

Option Seven: snowmen in caps

You will have a very cute Christmas tree toy, which is hard not to notice.

What do we need?

  • small piece of cloth
  • white acrylic paint
  • plasticine
  • marker

How to do?

  1. Bulb painted in white.
  2. We fold the fabric with a cone and glue it to the base.
  3. Draw a marker to our snowman eyes and smile, mark the place for the "carrot"
  4. If there is a finished “nose” of plastic - we glue it on superglue, if not - make a “carrot” of plasticine.
  5. If you want to make a snowman-girl, add braids of yarn.

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Try to make different New Year characters in the same way. Actually it is not difficult.

See also: other options for homemade snowmen

Option Eight: New Year's Fabric Toy

The light bulb can turn into a ball! You just need to properly decorate it.

What do we need?

  • a piece of beautiful elegant fabric
  • light bulb
  • satin ribbon, lace
  • small decorative elements: leaves, fir branches, etc.

How to do?

  1. We wrap the bulb with a cloth, and from above intercept it with tape (in the place where the base begins).
  2. It is better to fix the construction with glue.
  3. It remains to add decorative elements!

Christmas tree toy

Choose fabrics of red, green, white, gold and silver colors. Velvet, felt or thick printed fabric look best.

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