Monday, August 18, 2014

Grubby Silicone Bulbs RECIPE


Do you need to make some primitive looking silicone bulbs?

I use this recipe to do both the electric taper bulbs and the night light bulbs.

I took some clear silicone (the higher priced one, not the white caulk kind) and mixed in some cinnamon spice in a throw away bowl.


Just mix it until it's a nice smooth brown color. No real recipe here. Just play around with it. 
It should look something like this:
  
TWIRL it with one motion in the mixture. I tie a string to the ends so when they are wet I can easily hang them up.

And I use a closepin to clip them up to dry.



AND HERE IS THE LITTLE BATTERY OPERATED CANDLE BULBS:

BEFORE:
And after I bought a few dozen of these, I realized they have a green flame:

Then I took the little candles, one by one, and hand dipped each flame. 

I just stuck it in, twirled it once and pulled it straight out, in an upward motion. 


Kinda fast, so that it gives a nice tip to the flame.


I let them sit and dry in the sun for a few hours. It took longer than I thought for the 100% silicone to dry. But well worth the time.

Then after they were finally dry, the bottoms were ready to grubby on up!
CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW TO GRUBBY THE BASES

CLICK HERE FOR BASE DETAILS

of these battery operated candles in the other post,  


And if you want to see this bulb recipe used on other night lights, click here.

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