How to Make Upcycled Light Bulb Carrots Out of Used chandelier Light Bulbs
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Supplies for Light Bulb Carrots
Used chandelier light bulbs
Orange chalk paint
Orange acrylic paint a little darker than the other orange
Black acrylic paint
Toothbrush for splattering
Hot glue gun
How to Make Upcycled Light Bulb Carrots
Start off with a clean burned out light bulb or light bulbs depending on how many of these cute little carrots you are going to make. Give them two coats of chalk paint letting each coat dry thoroughly.
Using an old paint brush dab a little of the darker orange paint around the carrots.
Once that dries take a wet toothbrush and shake off the water then dip into a little black paint and point the toothbrush towards the carrots about 8-10 inches away. Pull your finger back towards you over the bristles of the toothbrush to splatter. Continue splattering until you get a light covering of specks over the carrots.
Next, cut off a piece of twine approximately 12” in length. Then start wrapping it around the end of the upcycled light blub carrots using hot glue to secure the twine as you wrap.
When you get to the very tip of the bulb cut up some green ribbon then hot glued it to the tip and then continue wrapping the twine until it covers the whole end of the bulb where it screws into the socket leaving the green ribbon sticking out for the greens of the carrot.
Do not cut the end of the twine, I will explain the reasoning of this in a minute.
Now for the second upcycled light bulb carrot starting with the loose end of the twine and start wrapping it the same as the first. Hot gluing as you go, and adding the green ribbon.
The reasoning for not cutting the twine is because when adding a coat of Mod Podge to the carrots they can then be hung over something until they dry. This way you don’t have to paint one side then wait till it dries. You can paint the whole carrot. Also, if you want to use the carrots to hang then they can be hung by the twine. If not once dry then just cut the extra twine off.
That’s all there is to making these cute upcycled light bulb carrots. Do you upcycle your old light bulbs?