26 Aug

Fail: Lightbulb Art

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Pin Reaper: Jessica

My Blog: www.adayinthelifeofonegirl.blogspot.com

Twitter: Jessicawnc

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/249246160601751136/


What I Did: I needed a craft that was quick and easy because I was waiting on another craft to finish drying. Since I had some momentum in the crafting department I thought I could fill my waiting time with another craft. I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it looked pretty easy. I had a sharpie and I gad a lightbulb. I finished the drawing and screwed in the lightbulb. No images on the wall, ceiling or my hand or anything. Oh well. The bulb looks cute in the lamp!

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://adayinthelifeofonegirl.blogspot.com/2014/04/diy-decorated-light-bulb.html

My Result:


Next Time I Will:  I’m not sure if this can work or not. Maybe a lower wattage bulb? No clue.


Comments on this post
  1. Liz says:

    It’s not the bulb, it’s not you. It won’t work. Period.

    1. J. Michael says:

      I could have told you this doesn’t work due to my experience trying to turn a flashlight into a bat-signal.

      1. nella says:

        i think in order to get patterns on the wall, the cut out, or patterned part, had to be a bit of distance away from the light source, so that the light can cast a shadow. i’m thinking of my kids animal lights, that make stars on the ceiling. the light inside is about 2-4 inches away from the star cutouts on the dome.

        1. shea says:

          “I could have told you this doesn’t work due to my experience trying to turn a flashlight into a bat-signal.”
          lol Niiiiiiiice

          1. Procrastinateher says:

            Lol, bat signal.

            Also, the glass on those lightbulbs are opaque, which would be like trying to draw a bat signal on a torch with tissue/tracing paper covered over it. So much diffusion (I’m a scientist).

            It would be equally cute to get a piece of cardboard, cut out stars and stuff from it and make it into a cylinder lampshade.

            1. Brittany says:

              For a similar look buy stain glass pant (I think Martha Stewart makes some now) make sure it heat friendly & paint a simple design on a clear light bulb. I have cloud one that my friend made me, it works at night. -Good luck

              1. Dawn says:

                I feel like this is a case of recaptioning. The original creator of this was probably trying to fancy up a bare hanging light bulb that they didn’t have a fixture(or money to by one). It’s a cute project, but jot for projecting light shapes on the walls.

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