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Adorable Light Bulb Snowman Ornament

Recycling old items into new holiday decor is one of the fun parts of the holidays for me.  See my alphabet block Christmas tree for another fun example of turning old items into new treasures.

This adorable light bulb snowman ornament is all dressed up for the cold in his blue scarf and hat.  He would make a really cute addition to your Christmas tree.

This DIY Light Bulb Snowman is easy to make and will look adorable on your Christmas tree.

One of my favorite things to do is to make holiday decor projects with household items that might end up in the trash.  Do you have a burned out light bulb?  Don’t toss it out!  Instead, turn it into a cute ornament for your Christmas tree.

More creative snowman DIY projects

Snowman projects look great around the holidays but can also be left out on display in the winter months when the snow is all around us.  Check out these snowman projects for more fun ideas.

Its time to make a Light Bulb Snowman Ornament

This post contains affiliate links for your crafting experience. To make this project you will need the following supplies:

Start by spraying your light bulb with the primer and allow it to dry.  I found it helpful to use the cut out that comes inside a light bulb box where the neck of the bulb fits to let it stand upright to dry.  Be sure to REALLY let it dry.  If you don’t, when you start to handle it, the paint will peel. (Don’t ask me how I know this!!)Spray the light bulb and let it dryOnce the paint is really dry, paint the top of the light bulb with the light bulb with the royal blue paint and let it dry.  It doesn’t need to be perfect. Most of the top will be covered with material later.Paint the light bulb top

Now is the fun part!  I made a brim for the hat by rolling a 2″ piece of blue felt and then adding glue to the edge of it to seal.  This makes the brim of the hat a bit “puffy” instead of flat like a normal piece of felt would look.Make the hat brim with felt

Next, tie the blue ribbon around the top of the light bulb to use as a hanger. The brim that I just made is attached to the light bulb top with hot glue and the white pom pom is added to the top of the hat.Making the snowman's hat

The scarf is a piece of 3/4″ blue felt.  Wrap it around the part of the light bulb that starts to get larger, being sure to leave room for the snowman’s face. Attach it to the bulb with hot glue.  Cut the ends of the scarf a few times with the scissors and spot glue the ends in place.

Attach the scarf and cut the ends of it

Paint the snowman’s face with the black and orange craft paint and add buttons to his stomach with the black paint, too. I used this design for the face if you would like to print it out..

Snowman Face printable

Next, I attached the snowflake sticker on the brim of the hat.  The snowman is ready for his mittens!

The final step is to add the mittens. I cut them out of a scrap of the blue felt and attached them under the scarf with the hot glue. Finally, I used the glue stick on the brim of the hat, mittens and scarf to add glitter to it.  Ta da! My DIY Light Bulb Snowman is done! Isn’t he sweet?

Paint the face and add a snowflake and buttons

This adorable DIY Light Bulb Snowman is ready to hang on your Christmas tree.  He is sure to become a family favorite for years to come!

For more cute Christmas ideas, visit my Pinterest Christmas Time Board.

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Adorable Light Bulb Snowman Ornament

Adorable Light Bulb Snowman Ornament

This adorable snowman man ornament is made from a light bulb and a few extra craft supplies.

Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • One used light bulb
  • Black acrylic craft paint
  • Medium blue acrylic craft paint
  • White spray primer
  • Medium Blue Felt
  • 1" White Pom-pom
  • 1 Snowflake sticker
  • Silver glitter
  • 1/4" Blue Ribbon


  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks


  1. Spray the light bulb with white spray primer and let it dry thoroughly. Then paint the top of the light bulb with the blue paint.
  2. Tie the blue ribbon on the top of the light bulb for a hanger. Roll a 2" piece of blue felt into a tube and attach the ends with hot glue. Attach it to the top of the light bulb. Glue the white pom pom to the top and attach the white snowflake sticker to the hat brim.
  3. Wind a ¾" piece of blue felt around the light bulb for a scarf. Cut the ends of the scarf and attach with hot glue.
  4. Paint the face of the snowman and add buttons.
  5. Cut small mittens from scraps of the blue felt and add below the scarf with hot glue.
  6. Use the glue stick on the hat brim, scarf and mittens and sprinkle glitter over the glue. Let dry and hang on your tree.

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Friday 13th of July 2018

This is absolutely cute! I am going to make 2, 1 for me and 1 for my daughter!

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