Old Glass Christmas balls seen better days!

Jean BoFebruary 7, 2011

Has anyone come up with a way to rejuvenate old Christmas balls. I am in the south and they start looking terrible from storage in the attic. I have tried spraying them with spray paint in the past but they loose their beautiful glass shine. We tried dipping them in glue then glitter and they came out pretty ugly. Anyone else come up with anything. I hate to throw them out but....

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I got some xmas bulbs from ts once (in with something I wanted) & they had fake snow on them in places so I put them in soapy water & ended up with clear bulbs. Didn't know what to do with them so I threw them out. Now that I paint I know that 1 thing you can do is swirl a little paint around on inside of them,take the silver or gold top off 1st & swirl 2-3 colors around. If you can do tole or other painting you could paint outside. I painted sea shells with FolkArt metallic paint with a small brush & when dry coated whole thing with DecoArt crystal clear Twinkles which is a superfine glitter/shimmer & it would be beautiful on old bulbs. I would paint the bulb like it was an orange, top(stem to bottom around it like you were painting each section of an orange.)I let mine dry overnight & then painted on the glitter. All supplies are available at Joanne's or Michael's etc. The sea shells look terrific with the tree lights. Very simple to do also.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2011 at 1:21AM
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