Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs

Be Merry

November 22, 2016

Hello everyone, Sanna here today with a little Christmas deco piece. I was lucky enough to come across some small alterable light bulbs and I have been thinking of creating little Secret Santa pieces with them for friends and colleagues.

These lightbulbs are great since they are made out of relatively thick glass and have a flat bottom, so they stand alone and are not too fragile to be used as decoration in the household. You can even unscrew the cork and fill the bulb with whatever you prefer! Here is what I came up with:

Sanna Lippert - be merry lightbulb

Step 1: I first took some mini art stones and filled the lightbulb with those.

Sanna Lippert - be merry lightbulb

Step 2: After adding the mini art stones I mixed some mica flakes and bulk glass glitter into the lightbulb. I then place the red wooden pearls carefully inside the lightbulb and closed the lid. Next I added some white cord around the lightbulb for additional interest and adhered the little star embellishment with a piece of 3D foam on top. This is what the base looks like when finished:

Sanna Lippert - be merry lightbulb

Step 3: After the base was done I strung a piece of white wire thru the light bulb cork and formed it into a place card holder form on top to hold the die cut piece later. I also decorated the lightbulb cork with some half pearls for a fun detail.

Sanna Lippert - be merry lightbulb

Step 4: Next I cut two stars with the Entwined Ovals die cut set and two ice cream cones with the Joset Designs Ice Cream Cone die cut die set. When you flip the cone upside down, it looks a little bit like a Christmas tree!

Sanna Lippert - be merry lightbulb

Step 5: After die cutting the white cardstock, I misted the ice cream cone with green spray inks and it immediately looked like a Christmas tree. I glued the pieces together and adhered the stars to the tree. Next I wrote a sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it into a banner and adhere that to the tree.

Sanna Lippert - be merry lightbulb

Step 6: I then adhered some white half pearls onto the tree and colored them red with a marker. In the end I added some glitter glue onto the star to make it more shiny and then placed the finished Christmas tree on it´s place.

Sanna Lippert - be merry lightbulb

While creating this piece, it occurred to me, that the lightbulbs would make really great place card holders for the Christmas dinner table.  I might need to get a few more to complete that idea too!! Hope you enjoyed this home deco step-by-step and get inspired to create!!!

Happy crafting,


Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Joset Designs – Ice Cream Cone
Els van de Burgt Studio – Entwined Ovals

Big Shot
Green Spray ink
Mini Art Stones
Mica flakes & bulk glass glitter
Wooden pearls
White cord
Silver star
Glitter glue
Black pen
Paper glue

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  • Sandy Diller November 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    What a fun project Sanna, clever and creative.

    • Sanna November 24, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you Sandy <3

  • momcct November 22, 2016 at 10:25 am

    love it…..I too would like to know where you got the bulbs?

    • Sanna November 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Hi, please see my answer to Theresa above :).

  • Theresa A Wright November 22, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Where did you get those bulbs!?! Too cute…

    • Sanna November 24, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks! I got those from a craft supply catalogue here in Austria. I bet a general craft or art supply store might be able to get some, if you ask for them?

  • Gail Scott November 22, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Truly a fabulous bulb for the tree – TFS

    • Sanna November 24, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      thank you, Gail!!!

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