If you follow my Instagram stories, you may have seen a few weeks ago when I was making these DIY giant light bulb wall decor from foam core. (That rhymes! Ha!). I was planning on using an X-acto knife to cut out the light bulb shapes from foam core boards, but then I thought, hey, why not try cutting them on my Glowforge? Well, it worked and made the creation of these giant light bulbs so much easier! But fret not if you do not have a laser cutting machine. You can still print out the template below and cut out the light bulbs with an X-acto knife too!
Now apparently I didn’t take any process photos of these, but it is pretty simple. So I will explain the steps below.
Materials to make your own DIY Giant Light Bulb Wall Decor:
- Foam core sheets (the standard 20″ by 30″ ones at the craft store work perfectly)
- Spray paint in your choice of colors (I like the Montana Gold line), regular acrylic craft paint works too, but you might get some slight bending of the foam core because of the wetness of the paint.
- Iridescent glitter (optional)
- Gold Spray paint for the tops
- X-acto knife or Glowforge
- This template
- Hot glue
Begin by printing out your template tiled onto 4 sheets of letter paper. Then cut out and trace onto your foam core. Use the X-acto knife to cut out the light bulb shapes and the caps. Next, spray paint (or regular paint) the foam core and while the paint is still wet, sprinkle the foam core with the glitter.
Next, paint the light bulb caps with the gold spray paint. When the paint is dry, use a hot glue gun to attach the light bulb cap to the bulb.
To display, you can string them up on a piece of gold ribbon and attach them to the wall using removeable adhesive wall mounting strips.
Now I just need to make some more out of wood with my Glowforge so that I can display them outside hanging around my house entrance a la Sugar and Cloth.