Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Rudolph Ornament from Light Bulb-Tutorial

This Rudolph Ornament is a great kids craft and another fun idea for using light bulbs! Any color old or new bulb can be used and I like the C9 size, but I've seen them made from regular light bulbs, wooden C9 type bulbs, the big plastic craft store ones that can be filled, and some folks even paint them brown. So the bottom line-make it any way you want to:@) I happened to have some vintage C9 bulbs (thanks Sue!) so that's what I used.
 While these glass bulbs are pretty sturdy, please closely supervise the kids if they're using them. 
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Rudolph Ornament from Light Bulb
~Light bulb, any color, C9 or whatever size you have
~chenille or tinsel pipe cleaner,  cut into one 8" piece and two 2" pieces, any color you have
~pom-pom for nose, approx 1/2" or whatever size you have
~googly eyes, approx 10MM or whatever size you have
~glue, I used a hot glue gun but any fast drying glue would work

Wrap the 8" pipe cleaner around the top of the bulb and bring the ends to the "sides" of his head. 
Secure it with a dab of glue.

Glue on the eyes and then the nose.

Wrap one of the 2" pieces of pipe cleaner around each side to make antlers. Bend them a bit. 
Leave enough room on one side to curl the tip of the antler so you can use it to hang Rudolph on the tree.
 There you have it folks, a cute, quick craft that would make great gifts from the kids!
Have a happy day:@)

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  1. Cute Lynn. I think of my childhood every time I see these bulbs.

  2. So cute, Lynn. We have a couple of inches of snow here and it is still coming down. xo

  3. You have made the cutest holiday crafts this year and all I do is stop by and say I love them and want to make one! haha! I better get busy! Have FUN!

  4. Those are adorable! I am going to send this to my daughter who is a teacher.

  5. So cute! This would be something fun I could do with my grandchildren. Thanks for an idea.

  6. how cute and easy! They would be cute painted too! Great idea!

  7. Kid crafts are about my speed...these are SO cute!!!

  8. Cute, cute! How much fun for a family craft project.

  9. I have never seen this . I love simple crafts like this to do with kids. I also love your recipes. I have added you on bloglovin and will be back soon

  10. Darling! And so simple! I love it!

  11. Cute! I hope they don't get rid of those big bulbs anytime soon. I love them. Joni

  12. Hi Lynn, When my daughter was little she would have watched that Rudolph movie non-stop if I had let her! I think I need to make this to add to her stocking, although I will be using the fast drying glue. Hot glue guns and I do not mix well!! :) Linda

  13. I found some big clear plastic lightbulbs to decorate and these idea would be perfect for them. Yours are just adorable!

  14. I have several of these from the boys made back in elementary school. They are adorable!

  15. Adorable Lynn! Love the antlers :)

  16. I love this! It is so cute! Is there any way to attach a hanger and make it into a tree ornament?

    1. Hello, you could tie some yarn or fishing line around the screw in part creating a loop.


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