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DIY Glitter Lights


We’re back with another 10 minute Modge Podge and glitter DIY! Glitter lights is the perfect way to upcycle all those burned out bulbs you have laying around.ย This is super easy and is a great decor item to add to tablescape, as a vase filler or other holiday display.

Materials for Glitter Lights:

  • Old C-9 style bulbs or similar
  • Modge Podge (any glue that dries clear would work)
  • Glitter
  • Paint brush
  • bowl or something to catch glitter

DIY glitter lights

  1. Paint bulb with a thin, even layer of glue.ย DIY glitter lights
  2. Cover bulb in glitter. It worked best for me to pour glitter onto the bulb over a bowl and then roll the bulb in the bowl to make sure I covered it completely.DIY glitter lights

DIY glitter lights

The bulb above was a clear bulb. Below is a picture of the same process with a red bulb. If you are using a different color glitter, you will be able to see some of the original color come through. If that bothers you, you could either paint the bulb first or use the same color glitter as the bulb. It didn’t bother me too much and you have to look pretty hard to see that it was a originally a different color.

DIY glitter lights

Continue until you’ve done all the bulbs!

DIY glitter lights

DIY glitter lights

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2 Comment

  1. Reply
    November 22, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Oooh these are so fun! I want to see what they look like all lit up!

    1. Heather
      November 25, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      So, funny story about that. A few years ago I made these for the first time with what I thought were the old, burned out bulbs. They were not and of course we had a burned out bulb that year and so my husband stuck one of these glitter bulbs in and it looked so cute on the house! I don’t know if that’s electrician approved, but the house didn’t catch on fire!

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