DIY: Light bulb decoration

I’ve had this project in mind for a while, and I finally got all the stuff I needed for it. Not that you need much inaccessible stuff for it, but I simply didn’t have glitter in the house – it’s not something I used to like or feel the need for.

Here goes:

What you need:

  • a (broken) light bulb
  • glitter and a recipient to place it in
  • glue
  • ribbon
  • string
  • scissors

The first step is to poor the glitter into the recipient and to spread glue all over the glass of the light bulb. Make it uniform if you can, or just make some spots – whatever pleases you.

Then pass the bulb through glitter, until you get the desired effect. I wanted the inside of the bulb to be no longer visible, so I glued as much glitter as I could, in a uniform fashion.

Let it dry.

Next off, take a piece of string and tie its ends together. Then use your fingers to make two loops – that’s where the light bulb is going.

You will use this to hang your decoration. But to make it prettier, you can cover it with a ribbon bow – just wrap the ribbon around the metallic side of the bulb and tie it in a bow.

Light bulb decorationAnd that’s that! Now you can hang your decoration around the house or in the tree. As you can imagine, it’s fragile, so be careful with pets and children!

Light bulb decoration


  1. I think you can use it as a sort of necklace as well. I bet that would look cute too.

    1. I guess so! but with a smaller light bulb 🙂

  2. What a lovely idea! 🙂

  3. Ohh, it looks so darling! I love love love glitter bulbs!

    Lost in the Haze

  4. that is such a good idea!!!! it looks better than the ones at the stores…you are so creative

  5. This looks so cutE! It would such a lovely little present for friends 🙂

  6. I love this diy project so much!!!<3

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  8. do you think you could still use it as a lightbulb?

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