One of my favorite things I made for the Craftacular last year were these little ornaments made from vintage Christmas light bulbs:
A woman emailed me last week to see if I could personalize 11 of them ASAP. I considered it for a hot second but realized it just didn't fit into my plan to not stress myself out right now. So I sadly told her no. (I have some plain ones available in my etsy shop right now.)
But what a great idea!
At JoAnn's yesterday I used one of my coupons to buy a sharpie paint pen. I love this thing. (An older gentleman in the aisle recommended it over another I had in my hand and I'm so glad he did.)
If you'd like to make one for yourself, it's quite simple. First get some old bulbs, I find they are plentiful at thrift stores at this time of year. Second, cut thin ribbon into strips about 4-5 inches. Hot glue one strip of ribbon onto the top of your bulb. Next, find a cute wider ribbon (I used bias tape) and cut a piece to fit around the top of the bulb with a slight overlap. Wrap this around, covering what you just glued on, and hot glue together in the back. Next, get your handy paint pen, that you got for 40% off, and write a little something on your bulb.
Hang and enjoy. :)