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« on: December 08, 2010 05:17:58 PM »

Hello Everyone!
I need some crafting help/ideas for broken Christmas lights. While helping my friend set up her Christmas decorations we came across a strand of old lights that no longer work. We have tried the "finding the bad bulb" game with no success. She was going to throw the lights in the trash but I asked to snag it for crafty recycling projects. I have seen where people take the old bulbs and remake them into earrings but was curious if anyone has any other ideas other than earrings.

Looking at this, what I have to work with is lots of wire, colored bulbs, and a socket plug that can be reused in some way. Time for some crafty recycling brainstorming!

Ideas anyone? Huh
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010 02:43:58 PM »

I can't help you with the wires... :/ but for the lightbulbs maybe you could (carefully!) crush them and make a glass mosaic with them or something. You could put in on the side of a vase or on a stepping stone (make sure no one will hurt their feet) or add them to a painting. It would be pretty since they have all those different colors. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010 06:58:54 PM »

Now there's a thought.. I never thought to crush them. Ooo I could use it for a mixed media christmas painting! Possible next year christmas gift.  Grin She will never expect that too..
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010 05:42:18 AM »

I literally have some next to my desk, and a mosaic sounds perfect. cool beans.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010 08:11:52 PM »

Big bulbs? Mini bulbs?
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010 07:33:32 AM »

If they are miniature bulbs - perhaps you could fill one of those plain glass bulb ornaments with them!  Smiley  I may have to try that myself! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010 03:25:30 PM »

Great ideas are a flowin`! There is enough on the strand that I could do more than one idea.. sweet
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010 07:41:09 PM »

stick the bulb bases into a styrofoam ball, so you wind up with a colorful, spiky sputnik kinda ornament.  Use a bit of the wire for a hanger, of course.

use the wire--with or without bulbs--for gift ribbon.  maybe adorn a special gift with a snarl of lights, a reminder of that very special part of the season, "untangling the christmas lights"
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2010 05:29:21 PM »


use the wire--with or without bulbs--for gift ribbon.  maybe adorn a special gift with a snarl of lights, a reminder of that very special part of the season, "untangling the christmas lights"

HA!  Grin That would be perfect for some friends of mine who like to make complicated wrapped gifts.
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