I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a busy one to start and then came down with a touch of the flu. Nothing too major but some icky stomach thing and feeling extremely tired. I am feeling better today, and am so glad, because my "to-do" list is a mile long!
I have a tutorial today on something I created because my brain works in strange and mysterious ways. ;) One day I was changing out the bulb from a Bath And Body room diffuser and thought to myself, "Hey! This looks a lot like a Christmas bulb!" One thing led to another and I decided to create ornaments out of them! This is recycling at its finest! ;)
I did my ornaments in several ways. Here is my first one....all pretty in frosty white and blue.
A bit of ribbon, felt snowflakes, glitter, and coordinating jingle bells.
My second one is a soft pastel pink. I added some acrylic gems, twine, and of course loads of glitter!
This silver ornament uses German glass glitter, a silver Prima poinsettia, pink pom pom trim, and a few leaves.
This last one used Modge Podge and music paper and then rolled in glitter. I added a red Prima Poinsettia and leaves.
So here is what you start with. Of course you may want to wait until all of the oil has diffused. Why be wasteful? ;)
Once empty, take the cap and insert out. Wash it thoroughly.
For my first ornament (The blue one) I skipped the paint step. But if you want a color, like the pastel pink ornament above then these are the steps you want to follow.
Pour a few drops of paint inside and shake until completely covered. Turn upside down and let the paint drip and dry.
You will need Mod Podge, a foam brush, and glitter of your choice.
Brush the outside of the bulb and then sprinkle with glitter.
I wasn't sure where to dry it, so I just plopped it right in the glitter container. (And yes, "plopped" is an official crafty term!) ;)
Once dry, I added an ornament topper that fit the top and added a few drops to secure it.
Add your pretty decorations and a ribbon to hang it.
Here's one more peek.....
I hope I've inspired you to save those lil' Wallflower buggers! ;)
Have a great day!