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Traditional Light Bulb Ornaments for Christmas

Americana® Gloss Enamels™

Traditional Light Bulb Ornaments for Christmas
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Traditional Light Bulb Ornaments for Christmas

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Light bulb ornaments, made with Americana® Gloss Enamels™, are a fun and easy Christmas craft project.

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Americana® Gloss Enamels™

  • Baby Pink (DAG31)
  • Calypso Blue (DAG234)
  • Citron Green (DAG235)
  • Foliage Green (DAG269)
  • Lavender (DAG34)
  • Royal Fuchsia (DAG151)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels (and/or rags)
  • rubbing alcohol
  • scissors
  • light bulbs (traditional shape)
  • decorative ribbon
  • Americana Gloss Enamels Basic Glass Brush Set (DABK11-K)


NOTES: Wipe all the light bulbs with rubbing alcohol before painting. Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Paint the light bulb in Foliage Green.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the light bulb in Lavender.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the light bulb in Citron Green.
    Step 2 Example
  4. With the handle end of a paintbrush, add rows of Baby Pink dots to the Citron Green light bulb. Add a teardrop or balloon shape in each long row, extending from the row of dots, as well as a dot between the longer rows of dots. (See photo for placement.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint three teardrop shapes in the round near the metal part of the Lavender light bulb in Royal Fuchsia. Add three dots extending from the teardrop shapes. Paint a simple flower shape between each one, with three dots extending from that shape as well. (See photo for placement.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint rows of four Calypso Blue dots on the Foliage Green light bulb. Paint a simple teardrop shape extending from those dots and three more dots extending from that shape. (See photo for placement.)
    Step 5 Example
  7. Cut and tie a decorative ribbon to each.
    Step 6 Example