Kissing Bulb...The How To

December 11th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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OK, this is what I started with. An Edison bulb, some letter stickers, Gorilla tape, Gorilla Super Glue, Armour Etch, a sponge brush, ribbon, greens, a small suction cup hook, a screw hook, glitter glue, and glitter.
I wanted to keep the stem of the bulb crystal clear. Gorilla tape is the stickiest tap I know of so I wrapped that around the stem before etching.
Next I put on the sticky letters. I wanted to make it painfully clear that this is a kissing bulb for the holidays. I think this gets my point across. Dont you?
Then I applied the Armour Etch. Follow all directions closely and make sure that your letters are very secure and that your glass is spotlessly clean.
I know this because my letters wwere not on well enough and I had a seepage problem. Oops, my bad! Look closely at the letter M.
Moving right along to plan B. One must always have a plan B! After messing up on my first attempt...I reapplied the Armour Etch and went with some glittery stick-on letters instead. Good save!!
Remove the metal hook from the suction cup (because it is place on the side, not the top) and screw thos other hooh into the top of the soction cup.
Add a little Gorilla Super Glue for extra staying power.
Glitter away my friends!!
Applie Gorilla Super Glue to the bottom side of the suction cup.
Then place it on top of the bulb and allow to dry before hanging.
Add ribbon with crystals for elegant hanging, and you my friends...are good to go!
OK, this is what I started with. An Edison bulb, some letter stickers, Gorilla tape, Gorilla Super Glue, Armour Etch, a sponge brush, ribbon, greens, a small suction cup hook, a screw hook, glitter glue, and glitter.

OK, this is what I started with. An Edison bulb, some letter stickers, Gorilla tape, Gorilla Super Glue, Armour Etch, a sponge brush, ribbon, greens, a small suction cup hook, a screw hook, glitter glue, and glitter.


Follow the bouncing ball, including a mistake that needed to be remedied. That's what I love about working with junk. Boo boos can almost always be fixed! And on the off chance it can't....it 's only junk.


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Comments (9)

starlvr writes: just beautiful, I always wanted to try the etching creme but never did, now this will inspire me to try it, it looks fabulous!!! Posted: 5:05 pm on December 29th
JunkinND writes: Love this project!! I want to make it for myself and my mom for Christmas. Where did you get the bulb and glittery letters? Posted: 10:46 am on December 17th
shabbychick writes: Sue - love this one!! And, now I've got to try Armour Etch...looks like big fun! :) And, a little goof??? - you're right it's only junk - we just try, try again...!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 11:02 pm on December 13th
alicemom writes: Sue this is a perfect display for the holidays! Change the greens for "Valentiney" greens and get double duty out of this glowing idea!
Smiles, alice
PS RustyDiva,
I found the giant bulbs at Habitat restore. Posted: 11:19 pm on December 12th
greencolleen writes: sue great idea. but i see a new book; holiday decor with junk ;).this is ingenious ! creative you truely are blessed with good junk ju ju ;) Posted: 9:45 am on December 12th
Gigglesandme writes: This is so FUN!!!!! Posted: 2:48 am on December 12th
fellowjunker writes: A wonderful project Sue out of an old lightbulb---who would have thought!!!! I so love how you showed your mistake and then how you fixed it----GENIOUS!!!!!!!!
xojanis Posted: 3:16 pm on December 11th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
WOW, What a beautiful piece.The colors are abslouetly beautiful.That Kissing Bulb is something else. I said it so many times that your a are so gifted.What a blessing you are to so many this special season.Alot of people are missing out alot what you can do with junk,I just want thankyou for that beautiful display. It glows like you are. Christmas should be special for everyone and it should show to each and every individual.Sue a special Blessing is coming your way.LOVE&BLESSINGS ROBERT. Posted: 1:31 pm on December 11th
RustyDiva writes: Excellent play by play!!!! Now I just have to get my hands on one of those big old bulbs. Love the red, glitter and glow of this project ~ perfect in every way!

Kenda Posted: 1:14 pm on December 11th
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