I have made these recycled light bulbs into snowmen and Easter rabbits in the past, but also thought they would be cute as Jack-o-Lanterns!

LOVE the way they turned out!

Start off with Americana paints by DecoArt and base coat the lightbulb with Jack-O-Lantern Orange and the screw top part with Mink Brown. Sponge on Canyon Orange to define the pumpkins ribs and Country Red for the cheeks, let dry. Draw on the face with a Sharpie marker and accent with dots of Titanium White using the blunt end of your paint brush. Paint a wooden star with Moon Yellow and write BOO! Glue lightbulb on small grapevine wreath. Knot the center of a piece of green checkered fabric, glue to “stem” and glue star on top. Set him on a shelf or give as a gift!

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth

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  • Dave S.

    You are always so creative.

    October 18, 2011 at 10:48 pm
  • So cute! Can you please share the link or post pictures of other light bulb crafts you have done. 🙂

    October 19, 2011 at 5:54 am
  • so very cute and clever!!

    October 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm
  • Greate way to use old lightbulbs, i once made an angel out of a lightbulb. Must try this.

    October 23, 2011 at 6:14 pm
  • Shared on Stumble Upon – it is a GREAT idea! Love your blog!

    October 23, 2011 at 6:43 pm
  • Just saw you on I love this idea and also shared it on twitter. Please stop by sometime and say Hello

    October 24, 2011 at 4:15 am
  • Cute Jack-O-Lanterns, this is a great way to recycle light bulbs. When I paint on glass I first spray it with hair spray and that seems to help hold the paint better on the glass.
    Thank you for sharing.

    October 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm
  • Oh is it a lamp? What a clever idea. They are so cute!

    October 28, 2011 at 2:15 am
  • Really original idea, nice to share. Sorry to comment after Halloween lol… keep it for next year I think ;D

    November 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm

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