Friday, February 15, 2013

Twine Wrapped Light Bulbs {Pears}

Twine Wrapped Light Bulbs {Pears}
Hi All! Now that Valentine's Day is
over, I can turn my attentions back to
some other projects setting on the
back burner... such as these little beauties.
I came across a really neat tutorial over at
Pages From Home - here is her bowl of "pears".
Visit her site for the very simple tutorial.
(she also has a Blogger site with the same tutorial)

Is this not one of the sa-weet-est
UP CYCLE projects ever???
Light bulbs, folks, light bulbs... DING!
I did add a little twist of my own, by adding
a "leaf" cut from a toilet paper roll.
Cut it on the curve of the roll for a more natural look. 
The "stems" were clipped from my
Yellow Forsythia Bush. 

Happy Friday, Y'all!
alt="Bouquet of Talent Sunday Linky Party"

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36 comments:

  1. Love it!! Very cute!! :)

    Brenda
    ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Brenda! I have a small box full of blown bulbs, so I'm very temped to make more, expect add some spray paint to some of them. As always I appreciate your comment and visit ;-)

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  2. WOW! Your pears are so cute! I switched to the florescent bulbs and am now destined to make thousands of octupus...lol

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    1. LOL, Now that, I gotta see... please post it when you get it done ;-)

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  3. How cute is that and a good way to recycle light bulbs when they burn out..Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs
    Nancy

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    1. Hey Nancy, I had seen some done paper mache style, but I'm not super crazy on doing that, even though it is fun, I'd have to be in the mood for it. Thanks for your sweet comment!

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  4. I love this idea! I'm gonna start saving my light bulbs! following you from the Sunday social.
    Sandy
    www.savardstudios.blogspot.com

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  5. Love this idea....new Follower from the Social Sunda Hop. www.threedawgladydesigns.blogspot.com

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  6. These are so cute!!! Love your wreaths, too. Thanks for stopping by my place.

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  7. Hello JoAnn,thank you so much for your visit and a lovely comment.loved the idea of wrapping an old bulb in twine,and beautifully presented.

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  8. These are absolutely wonderful. I'm excited to be a new follower.

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    1. thanks Carol - I just loved making them ;-)

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  10. Those are absolutely adorable JoAnn. Love the look, and what a great way to use old bulbs.

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    1. thanks Tuula! I can't wait to wrap the rest of those that I saved - crafting is my favorite 'therapy'

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  11. What a neat idea--the pears are so cute!

    Thanks for visiting my site...good luck with your rug!

    Bev
    www.tymespast.blogspot.com
    www.tymes-past.com

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    1. Love your selling site! can't wait to see the goodies you'll post.

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  12. no way! I always KNEW there had to be something I could do with those old lightbulbs besides save them to make Santa heads and other various christmas ornaments that I've never actually gotten around to making! Cute!

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    1. I know, only I'm not good at painting faces. I have a sweet idea for those long pointed candelabra shaped ones as well.

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  13. These are so cute! Wow, you are so creative. Can't believe you used lightbulbs. They look so real. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Just pinned, too! :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  14. Oh these are darling! Who knew a lightbulb could be so cute? Love it!

    hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. LOL, I know, and I've tossed so many away - but I know better now ;-) thanks for hopping over to chat ;-)

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  15. Wow, so adorable! Kathy at Lakeshore Drive featured your post, asking if we could guess what they were made of, I thought they looked like light bulbs. What a creative use for old bulbs! Love it and will be pinning.
    Debbie :)

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    1. How wonderful! I'm so glad you came over to comment.

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  16. Light bulbs? Genius!!! This project takes Upcycling to a whole new level!

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    1. Hi Karen! yes, it really does. I hate "tossing" out, so I'm glad I found a way to pretty-fy them! I'm going to practice painting faces on them as snowmen this coming Christmas. Glad you like them, and thanks for taking the time to comment ;-)

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  17. So cute.............Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  18. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday! ~MamaGing

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    1. and thank you, and your co hosts, for coming up with a great party to revive older projects ;-)

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  19. Holy Moly these are really really cute!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Throwback Thursdays.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  20. wow....these are great...love the leaf idea...

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  21. This is such an awesome idea! I just threw away a light bulb and am off to retrieve it from the trash!

    Thanks so much for joining in the fun on Throwback Thursday!

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