Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Light Bulb Reindeer

You'll need:
burned out Christmas bulb
wiggly eyes
½ inch red pom pom
6 inch brown chenille stem
fishing line, wire or gold cord for hanger
½ ribbon, 15 inches long
½ inch bell

A co-worker came into the office one day and said, “you could make these!," someone had given her an ornament made out of a burned out Christmas bulb. It was cute, with it’s chenille antlers and wiggly eyes. 

We have a beautiful spruce tree in our back yard that my husband puts strings of the big C7 lights on every year. I had him save me all the burned out bulbs and made my own version of this ornament. These ornaments come together quick, and are a great way to use up those burned out bulbs!

Fold a 7 inch piece of cord in half and tie in knot for hanger, glue to the back of the top of your bulb. Cut a 6 inch piece of the brown chenille stem, fold in half and shape into antlers, glue these on top of hanger knot. On the other side of bulb glue on the wiggly eyes and red pom pom for nose. Wrap the ribbon around the top of the bulb covering the antlers and tie a bow in the front of the bulb. Glue bell to front of bow.

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