Flashbulbs for Wintery Decor

Since vintage flashbulbs come in clear (with little silver filament wires) and shades of blue, they are great for repurposing this time of year. Here’s a few ideas…

Make a wreath-

This one was created by covering a wreath form
(available at craft stores), hot gluing on M3 size bulbs,
and hanging a camera ornament from fishing line.

Display them in a pretty way-

in a jar with fake snow

If you’ve been keeping up with your holiday decor trends, you’d know that displaying a bowl or jar of vintage ornaments is “in”. So why not bulbs too?

Or, turn them into tree ornaments!


  1. I like the idea of using them as ornaments. The wreath looks beachy-would be cute any time of year.

  2. I’d like to take it further and turn the bulbs into a string of working lights.

  3. Wanted to share a comment we received on Twitter regarding this post and our follow-up…

    “If I did this I’d have to kick my own ass. Don’t waste Flashbulbs! :)” – Twitter user

    And our response: You don’t have to waste… use already fired ones, or use them to shoot after displaying for the holidays. (The repurposing posts are about reusing items that otherwise would sit around). You can use them twice as much as normal if you’re using them to shoot with AND to decorate.

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