A Christmas light bulb banner reusing old, burnt out light bulbs destined for the trash.
I’ve finally caught up on all of my Christmas decorating and I’m so excited to share a favorite craft, a Christmas banner with light bulbs.
Yup, I used old Christmas tree light bulbs to make a banner for my guest bedroom. I love how it turned out, plus it was so easy to do. Who doesn’t love that?
I had a few Christmas crafts that I wanted to do this year and a Christmas banner with light bulbs wasn’t one of them, but when I found a few dead 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. I tied a loop 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 light bulb banner looks on the barn wood shelves in the guest bedroom!
I have a couple of other fun Christmas crafts you can check out…