Sometimes, it would seem, absolutely unnecessary things,can find a new life, using demand in unexpected places. New Year is the period when an old and unnecessary trinket can become a valuable toy on your tree. Of course, she can not guarantee a long life, but for sure, this thing will serve you for a while and become a favorite hobby.
Old things for Christmas decorations - popular ideas for decorating
Many of us like to decorateown house, when the time of winter holidays is approaching. Families gather together in order to go to the nearest bazaar to buy forever green, and some put artificial Christmas trees. Then, when it's time to decorate the Christmas tree and make it really smart, new ideas and, as a rule, new opportunities come to us. Together with the family, you can have fun not only dressing up the Christmas trees, but also preparing some new decorations for the main tree of the season. The light bulb takes on a new life! And from what such decorations do? You will say. And we will answer that many old, out-of-fashion or unnecessary things can become an excellent alternative and will be new toys! Especially if you are not spending on new crystal ball-shaped glassware. The old light bulb, which recently illuminated you the way in the corridor, can find a new life. So, this technique opens up possibilities for uspainting and turning our light bulb into another art sample. First, take a light bulb and rub it with a degreasing agent - for example, alcohol. So we get rid of the dirt on it and of course, it will be able to paint it. The next step is priming. It is necessary to put a small layer of a thin kind on the lamp, using a usual washcloth for washing dishes. Also, you can take foam rubber for this task. He will not leave a divorce, and this is a tangible advantage over the brush. When the primer is applied to the glass surface of the bulb, it should be held on the side of the base. Also, you can make a stand for a light bulb. An ordinary plastic can for medicine, for example - vitamins. After the primer dries, using the same scheme, we cover the lamp with a second coat of primer and leave the product to dry for half an hour, until it dries completely. Decoration of the light bulb! You should not waste time! Therefore, proceed to the selection of a picture for our new toys to the Christmas tree. Of course, you should pick up some New Year's or winter motif. To do this, we need the appropriate napkins, or decoupage cards, which you can buy in the store for needlework. But, since we are working with what we haveat home, we will take an ordinary, three-layer napkin. It is desirable to choose a smaller picture, do not forget that the light bulb is small. We picked up a picture with the inscription "Merry Christmas". Separate the top layer of the picture and now, lay it on the fragment, where there is a line of bulb projection. Then, the top of the layer needs to be smeared with glue. Step from the center of the inscription to its edges. Wait until the layer dries. Do you see the failures on paper? they can be gently corrected using sandpaper. Then, adjust the background of our workpiece. To do this, take the snow-blue acrylic paint to paint the product. You can dilute the white and blue colors to get what you want. But, it again, depends on the background color of your picture. Be sure to make a background, as in the figure, so that it does not spoil the overall composition. We use a foam sponge in order to apply the desired shade over the entire surface of the bulb. We go on the top of the fragment, which we have already glued. This must be done so that the transition of the color palette is not noticeable. Paints can be stirred until they become homogeneous. Uneven color of the white color will make it possible to form a snowfall effect. Then, to make a real New Year toy from a light bulb, you need to make outlines. To do this, we'll use the glitter, which will help to trace our inscription. Then, when the sparkles dry, the corresponding flickering of the product will appear. Additional ways of decorating We use the upper edge of the glass to place the dot pattern of the decoration. Take for this glitter silver. After, make a gray outline to form snowflakes. Different patterns of snowflakes will make the toy more unique. After the contour dries, it is necessary to take a multicolor glitter variant and make small volume-type points, so that the entire surface of the bulb imitates the snow that falls. Further, the whole lamp can be covered with layers of acryliclacquer, so that there is no ripping of the decoupage. Then, it is necessary to wrap the base of the socle with a strong thread, and from above make a loop on which the toy will hang. To fix the thread, it is necessary to fill it with acrylic lacquer. The plinth is decorated with a thick layer of acrylic contour, which will use a thick nose to simulate the elements of icy droplets, or icicles. Then, it is necessary to locate the nose of acrylictube, using the bottom edge of the cap and then, to extrude along the path from bottom to top. Here, make sure you use contours that have color qualities. Invisible glitter will force you to apply the layer again and again, while with the circuit there will be no such problems. That's all, the usual toy from a light bulb will be an ideal decoration for your festive herringbone. Variants of other ideas are also worth consideringin order to make your Christmas tree more like a real snow queen, but it is worthwhile to understand that Decoupage is the correct method of decoration, which is very popular. Toy with CD So, we sorted out the idea of the first non-standardcrafts and therefore, let's move on to the second solution. Surely every one of us had old discs from films at home or simply spoiled blanks. We live in a time when even yesterday things can lose their meaning today. With the advent of the Internet, flash drives and online resources, many abandoned DVDs and CDs in the same pile that used to store tapes. But, they can also find use! We make a toy with such a universal object. A disc of discs will be an interesting decoration for a tree, as well as for sprigs of spruce, if they are in a vase. You can also simply decorate your house with them, hang our decorations on the walls.
- Prepare a Christmas ball
- Take old disks
- It will take a lighter
- I need a candle
- Scissors for a garden, or for a metal
- Adhesive Moment
In order to make an incision, it is necessarypre-heat the place from which it will be carried out. Then, with the help of garden shears, this cut must be done. Next, we form a special square of disks. But, before making incisions, it is necessary to warm the candle with the place where we are going to draw the line of the incision. Also, the disc can be dipped in hot water. The effect will be about the same. After, it is necessary to take a ball-toy in order to paste on it our shapes of squares. There are two options with which we can arrange the subject. The first method involves gluing from the top down, moving along a circular axis. The second method is to glue in the middle, but also using the circular axis. Afterwards, the movements will go either up or down. Preparation of the ball For the second method it is better to make rectangularsegments, not square. The ball is better to take in the color of silver, or white. Then the openings that will remain after the artwork will not be so noticeable. It will be necessary to grab each element with a glue. Then, when everything is ready, you need to get rid of the traces of glue. To do this, take a regular cloth and wipe the surface. Then, rub the cloth with a cloth to make it shine. The same principle is also laid on the disco ball. When a ray of light is directed into such a sphere, especially in a dark room, the ray is filled with solar hares. For Disco-ball in the same idea will require a larger ball and of course, more discs.