North Texas Daily

DIY: Painted light bulbs

DIY: Painted light bulbs

February 22
02:30 2013

Anna Frosch

Intern

@annafrosch

Looking for a new way to light up a room? Look no further. These crafts are cute, functional and simple.

Materials:

Sharpie(s) in the color(s) of choice, and dark colors and metallic work best

Light bulb

Instructions:

1. Decide on a design to draw on the light bulb. It may be helpful to practice the idea on paper first. Keep in mind the more open a design is, the more light will shine through.

2. Draw the design on the light bulb, covering the entire bulb or as desired. This should be done in sections so as not to smear the marker.

3. After the design dries, screw the light bulb into the base of a lamp. The cost is less than $10.

Another way to achieve this look is using a doily and spray paint.

Materials:

Light bulb

Doily

Spray paint (black or metallic works well)

Tape

Newspaper to cover and protect the work surface

Note: do this craft outside, as spray paint fumes can be toxic.

Instructions:

1. Cover surface of work space with newspaper so as not to damage the surface.

2. Drape the doily across the top of the light bulb and tape the ends to the base to make sure it won’t shift when painting.

3. Spray paint one side of the light bulb and let it dry, then spray the other side.

4. Once the light bulb is dry, remove the doily. The light bulb is now ready to be used.

The cost is less than $15.

About Author

Reporter

Reporter

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

The Roundup

<script id="mcjs">!function(c,h,i,m,p){m=c.createElement(h),p=c.getElementsByTagName(h)[0],m.async=1,m.src=i,p.parentNode.insertBefore(m,p)}(document,"script","https://chimpstatic.com/mcjs-connected/js/users/de9596854f37498d65b58fa8f/42480106fd1ae582112be0c96.js");</script>

Search Bar

Sidebar Thumbnails Ad

Twitter Feed

North Texas Daily @ntdaily
@Reed_Smith25: 30 minutes out from kickoff between North Texas (6-6) and Miami (OH) (6-6) at the Frisco Football Classic.@ntdaily is going bowling, folks.Follow this thread for live tweets, updates and analysis in this matinée bowl game matchup! https://t.co/tS8iZ6pVca
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
ICYMI: Dominant play pushes men’s basketball toward win against UMass📝@Tzac24 📸@TylerLukerNTD https://t.co/QI9fxGxIgU
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
@TylerLukerNTD: @MeanGreenMBB will be tipping off against the UMass Minutemen in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at 3:30 p.m. today! The Mean Green hope to improve to 5-3 on the season. Tune into this thread for live updates. @ntdaily
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
All-Conference USA Team announced: North Texas football with seven selections📝@Kvn_Wlkr14 📸@zachdelbello https://t.co/lZh3eoWKPR
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
@OberkromJaden: Enjoy the greatest podcast episode we’ve ever done. https://t.co/xlKyXqgnA2
h J R

Sidebar Bottom Block Ad

Flytedesk Ad

Instagram