Poured Paint Christmas Bulb

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November 3, 2020

Poured Paint Christmas Bulb - finished bulb, reassembled and ribbon hanger addedA friend gave me ten of these silver Christmas bulbs that someone had decorated with a writing paint, so I decided to upcycle them using the "paint pour" technique.


Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1


  • foam
  • plastic cups
  • Popsicle sticks
  • bulb
  • Elmer's Glue All glue
  • acrylic paint
  • water
  • ribbon
  • optional - spray varnish
Poured Paint Christmas Bulb - supplies


  1. Insert Popsicle or craft stick into foam to use as a stand to hold bulb in place while painting. Remove hardware on bulb and insert the opening of the bulb over the Popsicle stick.
  2. Poured Paint Christmas Bulb - ornament over stick stuck in Styrofoam
  3. Using a plastic cup, make a mixture of pouring medium. I made a pouring mixture using one part craft acrylic paint, one part Elmer's Glue-All, and added a small amount of water to thin it to the right consistency. Use as many colors as desired, but 3 or 4 colors is a good amount for this small project.
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  5. Taking another cup, pour some of each pouring mixture, one at a time into the cup. Then, pour over the top of the bulb and let it drip down. I squirted a little more of the red acrylic to add more red to the bulb. If desired, sprinkle with glitter.
  6. Poured Paint Christmas Bulb - various painting medium colors in a plastic cup
    Poured Paint Christmas Bulb - green paint poured over the bulb
  7. Let dry 24 hours. Spray varnish to add luster. Add a ribbon trim to the bulb hardware for hanging purposes.
  8. Poured Paint Christmas Bulb - glitter added after bulb fully covered with paint
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