I was on pinterest the other day and found a picture of some twine pears and was obsessing over them for days, so I decided to try and make my own. I went to the dollar store and bought a few packs of light bulbs and used some twine and faux tree branches that I had left over from some of my Fall projects, so the total cost to make these fabulous Twine Pears was only $2.00. As a side note, if you have any burnt out light bulbs at home this is a great way to upcycle them into something new; however I will say, the shape of the light bulb matters, some light bulbs are slightly larger and have a longer middle making it harder to give them a “pear-like” shape, so try to use light bulbs that are a little smaller (aka shorter). It will make this project MUCH easier!! Also, if you don’t have any faux branches, take a small tree branch from outside, that will work just as well!!
Alright, are you ready to get started?!
Here is what you will need
- Light Bulbs
- Tree Branch (This is for the Pear stem)
- Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Start by clipping a small piece of the tree branch for the stem (I would make it about 3/4 of an inch long). Then hot glue it in the center of the small end of the light bulb
Step 2: Take the end of the twine and glue it at the bottom of the stem
Step 3: Start wrapping the twine around the light bulb, I wrapped it in an upward direction one time to make sure that it fully covered the area around the stem
Then I began wrapping the Twine in a downward motion.
Make sure you add a dab of hot glue every so often to keep the twine from bunching up
Step 4: Once you get to the round part of the light bulb you have to add hot glue every time you go around, otherwise it will end up bunching up and unwinding. Don’t worry if it starts to look a bit messy from the excess glue, you can pull it off and when you are done you won’t really see it.
After you finish gluing all of the twine take a pair of scissors and trim off any of the fringe and excess glue sticking out