With just days before my birthday, (err…excuse, me) Christmas, many of us are fine-tuning our homes for guests and party-goers alike. Home decor typically encompasses furniture, flooring, lighting, finishings, etc., but more and more, crafty DIYers are looking to repurpose even small items, into something fantastically ornamental. As many savvy designers continue to remind us, “It’s all in the details” when it comes to decorating, and today’s DIY project certainly demonstrates that magical things come in small packages…or light bulbs in this case.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Lightbulb (appliance-sized bulb shown)
  • Oven-bake clay—orange and white
  • Baking sheet
  • Foam plate or palette
  • Paper towels
  • Water container
  • Acrylic craft paints—black, dark green and white
  • Paintbrushes—small flat and liner
  • Black fine-line permanent marker
  • Two 1-inch-long forked twigs for arms
  • Two 3mm red beads
  • Textured snow medium
  • Clear glitter
  • 1/2-inch x 12-inch torn strip of red-and-green plaid fabric for scarf
  • Cotton swab and powdered cosmetic blush
  • Low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors

For DIY instructions, visit What small home item have you ever repurposed like this snowman? Do tell!!!

Photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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