Diy: Lamp Bulb Confetti Covered Garland


Come sit by me, I have a small story for you. As a kid I could spend hours playing with my perforater, creating colorful confetti, until my mum hid it for good. This must was a logical action as I was dropping these tiny papers all over the house, a pain in the ass to be cleaned. Anyway, now many years later I discovered again this magical little device and I am officially addicted again! So, as you can imagine, it is the main hero of this DIY. The second roles are played by some used and seared lamp bulbs, which were predestined to be recycled until I came up with this DIY and gave them a better future. {Side note. Don't forget to recycle what you don't need anymore! End rant.}

So let's see what we have here:


I used my (gorgeous red) perforater, some magazine's paper sheets (choose some with pictures if you want colorful confetti), a glue (I used atlacoll), a brush, a plastic cup, some used lamp bulbs, newspapers (to cover the floor) and a nice rope. Oh and a little water.


1. We take some fancy paper sheets. Take some with photos or texts, it depend on what confetti you would like to have. Colorful or black and white? I leave this entirely up on you to choose!

2. Fold the paper (for approximately 9 times). By this,  you will have the maximum confettis per sheet of paper.


3. We mix atlacoll with the water with an analogy of 4/1. You want  to have your glue dissolved with water, but the final solution should be a little viscous.


 4. Bind the rope on the end of the bulbs, so that you will have a nice lamp bulb garland. (You can do this in the end too, if you feel that you will be confused with the bulbs, the leaky glue and the confetti everywhere. Yes, it will be a chaos! :) )


5. Then start covering each bulb with glue and throw the little pieces of paper on. (*Beware*: The glue will leak, so make sure you have spread many newspapers on the floor otherwise you will make a mess! Like really!)

6. Let each lamp bulb to dry for 10' and then repeat filling the areas which have few confettis.

7. Let them dry for about 30' and then cover with the last layer of glue.

8. Let it dry for an hour or two and you are ready!


That's all. Now hang your lamp bulb -confetti covered- garland somewhere sunny. I preferred a place near to my windows, as I like the sound of the glass when the wind whispers!


Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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