Light Bulb Snowman

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

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The lightbulb is used for many different ornaments! This project brings you awhimsical snowman all bundled up, ready for a cold winter’s day.

You will need

burnt out light bulb rubbing alcohol white acrylic paint gold cord or ribbon child’s sock scrap material two buttons 4 toothpicks Fiberfil cotton batting hot glue scissors black marker

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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 off the ribbing from the child’s sock. Roll up abrim at one end and tie off the other end with gold ribbon or cord, tie ina bow. Leave about half an inch ofsock above ribbon for the fluffy top, fringe ends. Add a bit of Fiberfil to the inside of thehat. Cut a tiny square of fabric and glue to the front brim of the hat. From the remaining material on the sock, cut arectangle, about 2 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches long. Place a small amount of Fiberfil in the center, roll up jelly roll style and glue together. Glue ends closed.Take one of the toothpicks and carefully cut/break in half. Insert pointed side ofeachtoothpick into the muff oneitherside. Oncelight bulb isdry, glue the muff to the belly of the bulb, below the neck and above the fattest part ofthe bulb. Glue the toothpicks to the bulb. Using another toothpick, cut into fourths. Using the sections that do not have pointed ends, glue to the toothpick arms that are already inplace onthe bulb. This will create the elbow to the shoulder. Glue to the elbow and to the bulb (see photo for guide). Fit hat snugly over socket of light bulb and glue in place. To create the hanger, tie a long piece of ribbon into a loop. With the hanging ends, tie around the hat underneath the brim (roll it down out of your way). Loop tie should be positioned at the back of the hat. Tie ribbon tight and snip off extra ends. Roll brim back up to cover ribbon. Fashion a scarf from scrap material and tie carefully around neck, glue in place. Fringe ends of scarf with scissors. Glue two buttons to belly area, tuck top button underneath muff halfway. With one of the remaining pointed toothpicks that you cut into fourths, glue on for nose. Carefully dot on eyes with black marker. Hang! Special note: You may not use all the toothpicks that the instructions call for. They are easily split when broken or cut, so we allowed for that with extras.

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

What’s related

Adorable Snow Folks | Glass Ornament Snowmen | Santa’s Red Underwear | More Christmas Crafts

Recommended craft book:

175 Easy-To-Do Christmas Crafts

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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 You’ll find her craft projects at and her recipes on

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