First of all I would like to give credit to this crafty lady, Maggie, where I got this great idea from. I wish I thought of it myself. It is so easy! She recommended using the Walmart brand silicone, so I did. I have no other brand to compare the silicone with. It worked well for me.
I mixed the silicone with some fresh ground cinnamon that I grounded using my coffee grinder. That is why there looks like chunks of something on the light bulbs. After stirring the silicone and cinnamon in a glass jar, I dipped the light bulb into the mix and twisted and turned until I covered the bulb.
I bought the nightlight at our local Dollar Store
For the night light base, I mixed ground coffee and my ground cinnamon.
No I did not use expensive coffee. I had bought it for $1.
I used good ole Elmer's Glue--not the washable kind.
- Using a paint brush, brush on glue where you want it to be grubby.
- Sprinkle coffee and cinnamon mix over the glue. Let dry for a couple hours or just until a tiny bit of mix comes off when you tap it. Mix will come off even when dried overnight.
- Repeat layering until desired coverage. I only did one layer since the background was black.
- Brush final coat of glue over grubby mix and let dry till completely clear and shiny. The grubby mix darkens as it dries.
Here is a visual of how I hung the silicone bulbs and layered the grubby mix.
I love Visuals!
Finally I stained a first-aid gauze pad with some coffee and vanilla. Then I cut it into small strips to tie around the grub.
Boy, do they smell good!