{Glitter} Christmas Light Magnets

While perusing Pinterest I found some pretty glitter lightbulbs and knew that I could run with this idea.
I bought some old school replacement bulbs off of Ebay. This brought back memories of me helping my grandparents put up their Christmas lights every year. My Grandpa would unscrew every single bulb and put it back in it’s box before putting the lights away. Then every year we would have to screw them all back in, making sure they all followed the pattern. Geeee all my OCD stuff now makes since!
I broke out the Mod Podge and put a thin layer on the colored part of the bulb.
Next it was glitter time! Thank goodness I have a big stash of Martha Stewart ultra fine glitter, ya never know when you will need to glitter something!
Glitter glitter glitter until you get a bunch of glittery light bulbs that look like this!
I glued some small round magnets to one side of the light bulbs and there you have it! The most sparkly, Christmasy, totally awesome magnets ever!
Wouldn’t they be awesome to put all your Christmas cards and pictures up on the fridge? I used one of my small magnetic chalkboards to display all of the Glitter Light bulb Magnets!!!
What do you think???
Linking up to these great link parties!!!


  1. I think I have some old packs of replacement bulbs somewhere around here. If I can find them I will be doing this project for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great project!! Pinterest is always over flowing with inspiration, isn’t it?!!
    I’d be thrilled if you linked this up to a new party I’m hosting!

  3. i love these! i glittered some bulbs, but i didn’t think to make them magnets! love it!

  4. LOVE these! I had done something similar with old nightlight bulbs but just painted them to tie onto a garland. I love the idea of glitter…..

  5. Love this! I save my bulbs when the burn out. Now I will have something to do with them. Very cute.

  6. This is so cute! I love the glitter! I would love for you to link up to my first link party, if you’d like! http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2011/12/co-hosting-my-first-link-party.html

  7. These are also SO cute! I love this, might try it next year!

  8. Adorable! Might have to do that 🙂 Visiting from Sundae Scoop

  9. Way cute!

  10. Wow, this is such a fun idea! I love it! I’d be afraid to put them on the fridge though, the twins are notorious destroyers!

  11. I love it! I’m going to have to try too.

  12. I love these! Glitter just makes things better! 🙂

  13. Modgepodge is awesome! Such a cute project 🙂


  14. Those are sparkly awesome! I love it!

  15. These are totally cute. I have some glitter Mod Podge and wonder if it would be glittery enough, thus saving one step. I’d love to string a set of these as garland for the tree.

  16. I love how these look in the frame! Thank you for sharing this idea!

  17. Courtney, these are so awesome – I love them! I need to make a set this weekend.

  18. Totally awesome! I just pinned it for next year!
    -Kelsey 🙂

  19. Awesome idea!

  20. Super cute!

  21. I was thinking of making these and putting them on top of one of those popcorn tins for Christmas neighbors gifts….. 🙂 Can’t just give a gift without making something to go with it.

  22. Hi! I love this glittery idea since the moment I saw it last year! I have entered this post in a gallery page called “Ways to Deck the Halls with Glitter”, linking full credit back to your blog, of course. I would love for you to review it and please let me know that I have your approval. Otherwise I will take it off of the page immediately.
    Thanks, Tami @ Curb Alert!

  23. Wow, what a great idea for Christmas lights! I sure wish they’d had Denver Christmas lights like this during this last holiday season! These are great.

  24. This is a beautiful idea to display Christmas cards! I Love it! One of our members from our Cafemom Holiday and Party Crafts group shared this so I thought I check out the tutorial and I’m glad I did!

    If you’d like to join our group we’d Love to have you! Here is the link to our group:


  25. Robin Martinez says:

    Perfect idea to do with those old large bulbs that have the color peeling off of them or even the bulbs that are burnt out but not broken, Love it!

  26. I think its a fun idea, but if you drop one, yikes you have a mess on your hands 🙂

  27. Thanks! I’m going to keep my eye out for these bulbs at yard sales this summer and make some for my friends for Christmas. Sweet idea.
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