Monday, July 11, 2016

Recycled light bulb ornament | breast cancer awareness

Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness


From time to time those large 40-watt light bulbs from my bathroom burn out.  I don’t toss them, however, because this is the perfect size for a light bulb ornament.  This one was destined to be one for Breast cancer awareness.

So this burned out bulb became a cute little breast cancer awareness snow woman.  She looks so cute with her furry pink hat and a breast cancer awareness ribbon adorning her white scarf. 

Since I used a large pipe cleaner for her scarf (available in the craft stores) she can sit on a counter as well as hang on a tree, mantle, or anywhere.  And what’s more, she is so easy to make. 

Come back and visit during the month of July where we celebrate Christmas in July!



Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness


Materials:

  • Large round 40-watt light bulb
  • Jute twine
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
  • Masking tape roll, to hold the bulb while working (optional)
  • Extra large pink and white pipe cleaners
  • Large white/silver pompom
  • Scrap of white felt
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paint markers, black, pink, white, and orange (you can substitute glass paint here if desired but the lines are easier with a paint marker.
  • 5/8” wide grosgrain pink ribbon

Instructions:

1.     Place the light bulb in the center of a masking tape roll or other surface that holds it still while you work.  Cut a piece of jute 24” long.  Fold the jute in half to find the center and using the glue gun attach to the top ridged section of the bulb.  Bring the jute to the back and tie in a knot using glue to attach.  Next, bring the sides up adding glue to hold and tie in a knot at the top center.  Add more hot glue to secure.  Finally, make a loop at the top and tie a knot for the hanger.  Cut off any excess jute.

Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness

Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness

Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness


2.     Next, begin to wrap the large pink pipe cleaner around the exposed metal portion of the bulb attaching with hot glue.  Continue till you have attaché the entire pipe cleaner. 

Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness

Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness


3.     Add a large white/silver pompom in the center top for the hat.

Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness

4.     Wrap the large white pipe cleaner into a circle shape and twist to secure.


Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness


5.     Add some hot glue all around the pompom circle and add the bulb on top.  (Scarf)  Cut a circle of white felt and glue to the bottom.  Your snow-woman will stand upright.

Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness


6.     Paint the face.  Using a pencil draw the two circles for eyes, one circle for the nose and a mouth.  You can rub the pencil marks off if you are not happy with them.  This is just a painting guide. 

Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness

7.     Follow the lines to fill in the eyes and draw the eyelashes with the black paint marker. Fill in the nose circle with orange.  Finally, draw the line for the mouth with the paint marker. Let dry. 


Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness

8.     Make the lips with the pink paint marker and put a dot in each eye

Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness

9.     Cut a piece of pink ribbon fold into a loop and attach with hot glue to the scarf.  Your breast cancer awareness snow woman is ready to display or hang on the tree.

Recycled light bulb ornament for breast cancer awareness

For more information about Breast cancer or to donate to the cause, visit Breastcancer.org 





6 comments:

  1. So adorable! Great for breast cancer awareness!

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  2. What a unique and wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing and linking up at our Tips & Tricks Link Party!

    Jessica
    My Life by Jess

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  3. how fun, unique and easy to make and all for a great cause! Thanks for sharing at the Christmas in July party!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting. It is for a great cause!

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