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Topic: I'm dreaming of a GREEN Christmas - Burned Out Christmas Light Bulb Brooch  (Read 14939 times)
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« on: September 21, 2009 06:06:10 PM »

I'm dreaming of a GREEN Christmas!
One where we find unique and clever ways to re-purpose our Christmas trash!
That way we might have a few more WHITE ones in our future!

What happens to all those dud Christmas lights, the silly sad ones that don't work? Well they get tossed right? Wrong, they get RELOVED!



Here is my Fancy Christmas light brooch which gives those dud bulbs one more chance to sparkle!



This is a One Of A Kind Brooch... no seriously I used up all the dud lights I could find!



Made from old Christmas light bulbs, sequins, beads and lots of Love!
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009 06:23:24 PM »

I think this is so cool! Nice job, it will make a great gift if you can bear to part with it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009 06:39:28 PM »

how festive & earth friendly!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009 06:45:07 PM »

That is so pretty and clever! Makes me with for Christmas even more.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009 06:51:00 PM »

It would also make a really nice decoration for the tree or somewhere else. Very festive!
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2009 07:00:06 PM »

That is fantastic!  Now I know how to recycle all those pretty little bulbs I have.  Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2009 07:02:49 PM »

This is beautiful and ingenius!  Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2009 07:06:34 PM »

could be pretty in hair or adorning a gift as well. go you!
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2009 07:17:20 PM »

How fun! I also was thinking it would make a great festive hair clip.
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2009 07:17:26 PM »

Way cool.  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2009 07:21:43 PM »

Looks fantastic!
I love how the light shines through it in the first pic.
Hurray for upcycling!
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2009 09:06:03 PM »

Am making a note to remember this after Christmas...

Sooooo, are they wired together?
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2009 09:38:27 PM »

Sooooo, are they wired together?

I used one of those old fashioned brooch settings that looks like a teeny-tiny colander for steaming veggies (teeny-tiny veggies that is). I just backed each bulb with a sequin (for added sparkle) and thread it through the holes. Once I ran out of light bulbs I filled the gaps with multi-colored glass beads.

So Glad everyone likes it!!
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2009 10:04:43 PM »

This turned out awesome. I've actually been dreaming up some things like this ... I  have strands and strands of Christmas lights that don't work, I feel like they should not just be thrown away. You did an amazing job.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2009 10:49:37 PM »

Fabulous -in all aspects!! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2009 02:29:27 AM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2009 07:14:41 AM »

i love this and it has so so so many uses to you could get some of those ring settings for beading and put those on it or big cosmic looking ear rings so cool

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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2009 09:55:09 AM »

I love it! It's totally cute and fun and festive.
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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2009 12:52:07 PM »

Cool and fun!
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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2009 01:37:39 PM »

Thats AWESOME!  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2009 03:36:44 PM »

how clever!
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« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2009 08:44:17 PM »

I love this! ...And I also look forward to seeing more green posts from you!
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« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2009 05:46:01 AM »

This is amazing! I really love it, what a great idea!
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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2009 10:25:45 AM »

So adorable, i love it, now i need to make one Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2009 03:57:52 PM »

That is too precious! I love the colors and the way the light shines through.
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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2009 03:38:40 AM »

Fabulous and earth-friendly - it doesn't get better than that!
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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2009 06:53:20 AM »

LOVE IT!
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« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2009 10:20:45 AM »

that's great.  i think i might try and make some this year! great inspiration!  thanks!
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« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2009 11:59:49 AM »

This is so great. My mom needs a new Christmas Brooch. I gave this one a heart.
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« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2009 04:06:02 PM »

It would also make a really nice decoration for the tree or somewhere else. Very festive!

That's what I thought it was at first. Some neat little earrings made out of those bulbs would be cool too. Almost makes me wish I used the rainbow bulbs. Almost  Wink
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« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2009 09:28:01 PM »

Thank you guys so much!!

It's so exciting to make something and have people be as enthusiastic about it as I am!!
Thanks!!

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« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2009 08:32:47 PM »

awesome i think that might even make a really cool ring or something but anyways good job on it
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« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2009 07:18:37 PM »

What a wonderful job! And a great way to save these bulbs from going into a trash can <3
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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2009 10:56:52 AM »

what a good idea. i love how colorful it is!
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« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2009 10:02:22 AM »

Amazing!! Christmas tree lights are probably one of my favorite things ever. Genius recycling!
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