Thursday, September 6, 2012

Light bulb pears tutorial

Lightbulb Pears

A long while back on Pinterest I saw what I thought was a most clever idea to recycle old light bulbs.  They took some twine and made them into pears.  That idea has been floating in my head ever since, and since it is finally fall, I decided now would be a good time to give this easy craft a shot.  Not sure if this is the original source, but it seemed to be the oldest I could find.  

 So this craft is really as easy as 1,2,3!  I choose to use a fluffy yellow yarn on mine instead of the twine.  The twine is beautiful, however, I wanted to use some fall color.

1.  Take an old light bulb and glue a piece of a stick to the top.

2.  Beginning at the bottom I fastened the yarn to the light bulb with a dab of hot glue.  Then wind the yarn around the light bulb, adding glue dabs every couple of turns.  Be careful not to burn yourself!  Once I got to the top, I wound my way back down to the bottom again, because the yarn I used was zigzagged and it left some empty white spaces.  Glue the yarn down at the end.

3.  Stand back and giggle at your cute little pear!  I love the way it looks like a fuzzy sweater.  I am planning on making a few apples, and maybe some more pears in different shades.

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  1. What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing at wow.

  2. very cute! How do you plan to make the apples?

  3. What a novel idea. I love it when something so cute can be made from stuff lying around the house. Visiting from Debbiedos Pinterest Party.

  4. Thanks for stopping by for our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you again next week!

  5. Super cute. I'm going to Pin this idea and I might even try it one time :)