These penguin light bulb ornaments are the coolest. This is the perfect way to upcycle light bulbs into Christmas ornaments. The light bulb shape is perfect for penguins.
These penguin light bulb ornaments require a few layers of paint, but are easy enough to make. To start clean the glass bulb with rubbing alcohol. Next paint 2-3 coats of white paint over the clean glass body of the bulb. Allow time to dry between each coat to avoid paint drips. Once your white paint is looking nice and opaque then paint on the black tuxedo. Paint on the penguin eyes, beak and sweet cheek blush. For the hanger, knot a string into a loop and hot glue it to the cap of the bulb.
Optional step – penguin hat
You can leave your penguin ornament as is, or if you’d like you can add a hat. We suggest using a child’s sock for this. Cut the closed side of the sock and place it on the penguin’s head at the cap of the bulb. Glue it on to the cap with a glue gun. Tie a ribbon around the hat and fringe the ends with scissors.
Feeling adventurous? Challenge yourself to make this Grinch ornament!
Source: The Wicked Stepmom
32 Thoughts on Light Bulb Ornaments
These are brilliant, I wish you could still get light bulbs like these. The energy sving ones just wouldn’t work.
U can get the light bulbs at any dollar tree stores. Pack of three.
These are so cute
I love them they are so pretty
They are lovely, arn’t they
These are fantastic, what a clever idea.
I think they are adorable. My late mother-in-law made one for.our children over 25+ years ago for christmas.
There cool i like them
Love it but it doesn’t say which paint works best, acrylic or activity paint? Do I put gloss shine over it?
Also the Martha Stewart paints work very well!
I like them
They are super cute, as an alternative option if u cant find light bulbs this shape walmart has clear plastic ornaments in or near this shape $. 85
I have made these a lot over the years. They are cute. You can paint them any design you want – let the imagination flow.
they are cute very creative
I’ve been saving my burned out light bulbs all year so I can make some.
Made them for a school project!!!!
these are great! i just fell in love with the one that resembles the grinch. i can also see a snowman and a santa. i think this will be my tree theme next year
What kind of paint do you use
Acrylic would work well.
the are so pretty i wan this light ball cleaver idea
I have been making these for the past few years. I love doing the grinch.
I am doing them tomorrow
I used them for my school project!