Recycled Light Bulb Crafts for Christmas

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.

Victorian Theme Light Bulbs
decoupage lightbulb
Decoupage Light Bulb
Decoupaged light bulb, infinitely variable depending on the trims you choose.

victorian lightbulbVictorian 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
choir angel recycled bulb
Light Bulb Choir Angel
Make an angel bulb with a tiered lace dress.

Angel Ornament Bulb
Light Bulb Angel Ornament
Amanda Formaro, of Crafts by Amanda,created this sweet angel in 2000 .

Rudolph Light Bulbs

Rudolf Light Bulb
Rudolf the Christmas Lightbulb
Rudolph light bulbs like this are one of the easiest for children to do.
Rudolph Light Bulb
Lightbulb Rudoloph Craft –
From Amanda Formaro, at Kaboose, you’ll find detailed how-to’s, and step-by-step photos.
craftelf rudolfReindeer Light BulbSimple, yet pleasing, reindeer light bulb from

Grinch Light Bulbs
grinch light bulb
Grinch Light Bulb
Grinch bulb from MomandMeCrafts with painting more complex than some, but worth it for a Grinch fan.

grinch bulb
Light Bulb Grinch Craft
Alternatively, check out this simplified Grinch character bulb, from

Snowman Light Bulbs
amanda snowman bulbAmanda’s Snowman Lightbulb
Snowman bulb, also by Amanda, made around the same time.
twila snowman bulb
Twila’s Snowman Light Bulb Ornament
Twila Lenoir’s version of the recycled lightbulb snowman.

Penguin Light Bulbs
penguin bulb
Penguin Light Bulb
Brief directions for this easy Penguin Bulb are found at TheWickedStepmom blog.

penguin santa bulb
Santa Penguin Light Bulb
FamilyCorner has a black-and-white penguin, dressed in his Santa suit.
penguin pair
Lightbulb Penguin Duo
A duo of lightbulb penguins, made by the mom and daughter team of SweetThingDesigns.

Santa Light Bulbs
paper mache lightbulb santaPaper Mache Light Bulb Santa
Sherri Osborn, of, used paper mache to make her Santa light bulb.
santa light bulbSanta Light Bulb
A treasured Santa from

Long Light Bulb Santa
Santa LongFellow from the creative blogspot mom at mommymeatloaf..
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