Today's project is super easy, fun and it can be a great project for kids as well as a gift! So let's get started!
Here's what you'll need:
Paint - any type of craft paint (glass, acrylic, metallic,etc)
see the picture below for some of the ones I used.
Glitter - silver, green, blue, red, white
Clear glass or plastic bulbs - I purchased mine from Michaels but you can find them in many places.
Ribbon - your color choice
Here are the few simple steps:
1. Choose the colors you would like to use (I used two or three paint colors and one glitter color.
2. Remove the cap of the bulb. Take your first color and squeeze about 1 tbsp of paint into the glass bulb. Turn the bulb slowly and watch it come alive. Let it drip up and down and all around, being careful to not let it drip out of the bulb top. Once it looks good, repeat the process with your second or third color.
3. Next, pour 1 tsp of glitter (via funnel) into the bulb, slowly turn the bulb so the glitter grabs the paint and coats the bulb. If you want the glitter to be loose in the bulb and not stick to the paint, let the paint dry overnight and then add your glitter.
4. Lastly choose a complimentary ribbon and tie it to the top hook.
Optional additions/alternatives :
- You can use Stickles or some other glitter glue to write a name or holiday sentiment on the outside of the bulb.
- If you don't have paint or would rather work with something a little less messy, try shredded colored paper or basket fillings.
- You can also decorate the top and outside of the bulb with holly, flowers, bells, etc.
See below for a sample bare bulb and some examples
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