12.02.2009

bulbs

HOWDEEEEEE!
These homemade bulb ornaments
were a hit at my annual
ornament exchange last night.
They are easy, and SO pretty.
You'll need:


1- an empty egg carton
2- plain glass bulbs (I got mini ones at Porter's)
3- ribbon to embellish
4- your choice of paint color
All you do is squeeze a little paint {{I did pink and brown}}
INSIDE your bulb, cover the top with your finger...
and SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE -like you would a bottle-
until it's coated with paint.
put em' up-side-down in an egg carton
for the excess to drain...
you might need a wet rag to clean the tops,
I had to puncture the top with a Q-tip
before I put the toppers back on.
Don't they look like a lollipop? And yummy enough to eat?
UM, don't eat it though :)
Happy Thursday, and MERRY CHRISTMAS- T xxoo
LINKING UP WITH FIREFLIES n' JELLYBEANS!

20 comments:

Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

T! That is seriously BRILLIANT. When you told me about these I didn't know you put the paint INSIDE! What a MESS SAVER!

Joe, Christina, & Rocky said...

How did you get the paint to dry? When I tried to do it, all the paint slid down to the bottom of the bulb! Any tips? I was just using the cheap acrylics from Michaels.

Brittney said...

These are so cute!! Definitely something I could do!! Thanks!!

'T' said...

Christina- I just shook them really really well and let them dry up side down. It seemed to coat it well. HMMMM maybe it was your paint? Best of luck. T

Britney Jean said...

Wow. those are so cute! and so easy! i wish that I had time to make them!!!

'T' said...

p.s. Christina- I used CERAMCOAT paint from Porter's. T

Funky Frog Designs said...

I made over 150 of these as wedding favors. We got married Dec 1, 2007 and our colors were purple and silver. I made a crap load of these in those colors and they turned out so pretty.

Tip for those who say the paint won't stick, before putting in paint, pour some rubbing alcohol in the ball and swirl it around to coat and then drain and let dry. This will remove any oils from the inside of the ball and will help the paint to stick. I also found I got better coverage and more defined swirls by rolling the ornament around slowly rather than shaking, it gives you a different effect. I rolled them around to coat them and then rolled every 2-3 hours until dry.

Lynette said...

super cute idea, and pretty easy too! I'll have to do this sometime.

Shawn and Megan Atwood said...

Love these T!

Wes and Dani said...

LOVE This!

Alison Hixson said...

I love making these! I first started making them over ten years ago and whenever I want a different color scheme on my tree I just change the colors in the bulbs!

ScrapinFunatic said...

those are just too cute, what a great idea.

Denise
Denton, TX

Lacy said...

oh that looks doable. Very good idea.

fawnda said...

These are VERY cuuuuuuute! I love Pink and Brown! Thanks for linking up today! : )

2sisters said...

They turned out darling!!!

Michelle said...

Adorable...great job!

Enjoy your weekend!
~Michelle :)

Kristin P. said...

These are awesome! I'm going to try some this weekend! I hope you don't mind I linked to you on my blog as inspiration! Have a great weekend!

Kristin

Heather said...

I wanted to let you know that I featured this ornament on My Frugal Family in my 25 Days of Homemade Ornaments segment.

theherberfamily.blogspot.com

Katie M. said...

SO cute. I want to redo my whole tree now.

Victoria said...

Love these! I will definitely be trying these out :)

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