Sparkling Christmas Lights

Are you following us on Pinterest? We heart Pinterest but we don’t always have time to surf the web and ohhh and ahhh over the amazingly creative ideas that are floating around out there. When we do get around to surfing this utopia of all things creative, we feel overwhelmed and don’t always go back to tackling what we pinned a while back.

Well, well, well… those days are about to change! To celebrate our 1,000 follower milestone (<– sayyy whaaaattt? pinch us!), we decided to finally tackle a Pinterest inspired project that we pinned a while back and hopefully, continue to tackle these projects that we loved but never followed up on. Anyone with us?!

Inspired by this pin, we are loving some serious sparkle this holiday season!

Since I only had these old light bulbs laying around (and not any pears), I went with the lights bulbs- which kept this project even lower budget than it already is. <– free.
With a little paint brush & fabric glue, I painted each bulb with a thick layer of glue.
I not-so carefully poured some serious sparkle (or red glitter) on each light bulb, as I rotated it in my hand to ensure the entire bulb would eventually sparkle all the way around.
Once the entire light bulb is filled with sparkle, I just waited for them to dry… which did not take too long at all!!
Before I knew it, I was left with these glamorous holiday bulbs that could be used as holiday decor, a part of your Christmas tablescape, or even as ornaments! I love that I was able to upcycle bulbs that were headed to the trash and give them a full makeover without spending a penny (since I had the glue and glitter).
If you didn’t have these supplies, the project would probably be less than seven bucks. You just can’t go wrong!! Warning: you may want to dip everything in glitter after you see how easy and dramatic this DIY is. Consider yourself warned…
Aren’t they pretty?
To finish off my pinspired project, I threw these bad boys in a bowl and added them to my Christmas coffee table.
They just seem like the perfect finishing touch to this Christmas cluster but I’m still dreaming up ways that I can use my next batch of sparkly bulbs.
After this EASY and glamorous pinspired project, these two rookies are feeling far more motivated to not just PIN but MAKE too! Who’s with us?!
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And for those who already do, thanks again for helping us make it to 1,000 followers!! We hope that we can inspire some fellow rookies to get in the DIY game, one pin at a time! 
 
Oh and one more thing…. Congratulations to our HomeGoods gift card winners- Cindy B. & Caitlin L. Thanks to each and every one of you who submitted entries, we hope you stay tuned for some more fabulous giveaways!! Xo

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  • Runt

    Great idea! I think they would make really cute ornaments!! Do you find that the glitter is rubbing or flaking off? I wonder if you could spray with some kind of … something … to keep the glitter from coming off?

    • Us too! We haven’t experienced the glitter rubbing off yet, however, we aren’t really handling them at all. I think a little extra adhesive spray would be a great idea, especially for long term use.

  • Runt

    Great idea! I think they would make really cute ornaments!! Do you find that the glitter is rubbing or flaking off? I wonder if you could spray with some kind of … something … to keep the glitter from coming off?

  • Us too! We haven’t experienced the glitter rubbing off yet, however, we aren’t really handling them at all. I think a little extra adhesive spray would be a great idea, especially for long term use.