Light Bulb Angel

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

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Isn’t she Heavenly! Make this lovely angel from aburnt out light bulb, some lace scraps and a few silk flowers. Then hang her high upon your tree or in your doorway for all tosee.

You will need

burnt out light bulb rubbing alcohol acrylic paint in white, pink, and flesh gold cord or ribbon gold craft wire wire cutters handful oftiny white silk flowers gold scrap material Fiberfil cotton batting three plastic white oriridescent flowers lace curtain remnant with a floral pattern hot glue scissors black marker

If you make this project

we’d love to see it! Just send your photos and comments to the editor and it may get published on our Facebook fan page !

What you do

Wipe bulb down with rubbing alcohol, this will help the paint adhere to the bulb. Let dry. Paint entirelight bulb with white acrylic paint and let dry. Apply a second coat. If finish appears streaked, you can use a large paint brush or a sponge to blot on a “stucco” look.It is not necessary topaint the socket. Allow bulb to dry completely. // While bulb is drying, cut out two large flowers from the lace curtain and fashion a halo from craft wire (leave enough wire to wrap around the bulb socket). When bulb is completely dry, wrap craft wire around bulb socket and manipulate wire upward so that halo is above the socket (head). Using gold fabric strip, glue in place all the way around the socket (almost at the end of the socket where it meets the bulb). Cover any remaining socket with Fiberfil. Prepare Fiberfil by taking small amount and rolling it between your hands to create “tubes”, glue in place. Above the gold band, one at a time, glue tiny silk flowers in place until entire socket is covered. Carefully paint face area on with flesh colored paint. Fashion a small bow from gold ribbon orcord and glue to the front ofthe bulb, about halfway down where the round part begins. Carefully glue iridescent orwhite plastic flowers around the bow (as pictured). Use the two lace curtain flowers to create ashawl by starting up behind the angel’s neck and working your way frontward and around. Do this for both sides, overlap where needed. Turn angel over inyour hand, being careful not to put any pressure on the embellishments on the front, and glue angel wings to the back. Tie a loop in gold cord or ribbon and glue securely to the back ofthe angel just above the wings. Use black marker to draw on eyes and mouth. Using a small paint brush, blot off excess pink paint onto paper towel. When all excess paint is off of the brush, carefully and gently blot on cheeks. Hang!

If you liked this project, don’t miss our other light bulb projects: Santa | Snowman | Penguin

What’s related

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Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.


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