I pretty much collect anything that's vintage christmas and that includes old light bulbs.
I bought a large lot of old C9 lights on the strings years ago because I was drawn to the old shapes and range of colors.
I stashed them away, thinking to myself at the time that I should make something with them.
One day the proverbial "light bulb" went off and the light bulb wreath was created.
I've only ever made a few of these wreaths, the bulbs are hard to find in the wild and they are expensive to purchase on eBay.
These wreaths are also very labor intensive, it's not easy to get these bulbs secured to the wreath form.
All the wreaths above are sold. You can see pictures of all my wreath creations here.
I've been saving up my bulbs for awhile now and I finally have collected enough to make a few more wreaths. Over the next week I will be listing them in the store.
Today I'm putting this one, made with those old C6 bulbs, into the store.
This one is only 12" in diameter. I've combined the bulbs with some pretty vintage shiny brites and an old corsage.
It's a cutie.