I’ve finally caught up on all of my Christmas decorating and I’m so excited to share a favorite craft that I did, a Christmas banner with lightbulbs. Huh??? Yup, I used Christmas tree lightbulbs to make a banner for my guest bedroom and I love how it turned out (plus it was so easy to do and who doesn’t love that?).
Not only am I sharing my project, but I’m joining in with a ton of other talented bloggers for Home for Christmas, a home and garden hop hosted by Hometalk.com and Countryliving.com! You can see all the other projects at the end of the post. #HomeforChristmas
Before you join in on the fun though, let’s take a look at how I made my Christmas banner with lightbulbs.
I had a few Christmas crafts I wanted to do this year and a Christmas banner with light bulbs wasn’t one of them, but when I found a few bulbs floating around in our Christmas boxes, I decided to try to make a banner for the guest bedroom.
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The idea was to spray them with vinegar water and Rust-Oleum Mirror Glass Spray Paint, to make them look like mercury glass, and then string them up with red and white baker’s twine. Sounds reasonable right? I certainly thought so. 😉
First, I stuck the bulbs into a piece of insulation we had leftover, to make them easier to spray, and then I sprayed one coat of the Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect Spray. I let the paint set up for a minute and then I lightly spritzed the bulbs with a vinegar and water solution (just like I did when I turned a mason jar into a lamp here, and an old window into a mirror, here)
The spray actually dries very quickly but I waited until the next day to string them with the baker’s twine. To do that I made a simple knot and put the bulb in the loop. A loop was tied on each end to hold the banner up, and we were in business. (No, I don’t have man hands, they belong to the hubs…because he refuses to touch my camera. 😉 )
See…super easy and I really love how my Christmas banner looks on the barn wood shelves in the guest bedroom!
I have several other holiday crafts I can’t wait to share, plus my holiday home tour. In the meantime, I hope that you’ll check out the other awesome projects linked up. Enjoy and happy holidays!
I have a couple of other fun Christmas crafts you can check out…