Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shining a Light Ornaments!

Welcome to today's Paint Palette Wednesday.
Shining a light on ornaments is the busy work going on in my studio. Light bulb ornies that is. As you may know, I have painted these for years. When a light bulb burns out, it gets a new life by becoming an ornament. I like to think of this as my way to help in the plight to go green.

So here is the process from start to finish. First I start with a burned out bulb, drill a hole in the connection, prime with a tile and glass medium, let dry and then paint and decorate.

Here are a few when finished. These are last year's snowladies. I use the tops of socks for the hats and embellish with trims and glitter.

Sorry for the smaller pic. These would not enlarge from my computer. But you get the idea. I have designed hundreds of styles from shabby roses with ribbons, santas, cottages and more. You don't have to paint to make these work for you either. Simply decorate, embellish or add graphics of your choice.
Well, I am swamped with the holiday decor and it's not even Halloween yet. That's how it is every year. And, the season seems to start earlier each year. So I have decided to be done painting after Thanksgiving, so I can enjoy the month of December without being rushed. Christmas should be enjoyed and given time for reflection. Now that's the plan, I hope it will work!!
Hope you have a great day. See you again for Thrifty Thursday.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

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