Landfill sites have a lot less burned-out light bulbs these days, thanks to the creative recycling ideas on blogs and craft sites. Here’s a round-up of some the most popular Christmas characters, and Christmas theme decorations, all made with light bulbs.
Decoupage Light Bulb
Decoupaged light bulb, infinitely variable depending on the trims you choose.
Victorian Light Bulb Ornament
Recycling a light bulb, plus bottle tops can’t get more elegant. Suitable for Victorian decorating or for Christmas.
Angel Light Bulbs
Light Bulb Choir Angel
Make an angel bulb with a tiered lace dress.
Light Bulb Angel Ornament
Amanda Formaro, of Crafts by Amanda,created this sweet angel in 2000 .
Rudolf the Christmas Lightbulb
Rudolph light bulbs like this are one of the easiest for children to do.
Lightbulb Rudoloph Craft – Kaboose.com
From Amanda Formaro, at Kaboose, you’ll find detailed how-to’s, and step-by-step photos.
Reindeer Light BulbSimple, yet pleasing, reindeer light bulb from CraftElf.com.
Grinch Light Bulb
Grinch bulb from MomandMeCrafts with painting more complex than some, but worth it for a Grinch fan.
Light Bulb Grinch Craft
Alternatively, check out this simplified Grinch character bulb, from familycrafts.about.com.
Penguin Light Bulb
Brief directions for this easy Penguin Bulb are found at TheWickedStepmom blog.
Santa Penguin Light Bulb
FamilyCorner has a black-and-white penguin, dressed in his Santa suit.
Lightbulb Penguin Duo
A duo of lightbulb penguins, made by the mom and daughter team of SweetThingDesigns.
Paper Mache Light Bulb Santa
Sherri Osborn, of familycrafts.about.com, used paper mache to make her Santa light bulb.
Santa Light Bulb
A treasured Santa from AllFreeCrafts.com.
Long Light Bulb Santa
Santa LongFellow from the creative blogspot mom at mommymeatloaf..