How-to Make Lightbulb Place Markers

Ignite memorable discussions about Christmases past by using old-fashioned Christmas tree lightbulbs as dazzling place cards. First paint the lightbulbs in colors that complement your table setting; let dry. Using an embossing pen, write a dinner guest's name on each bulb. Sprinkle with embossing powder; melt the powder with a heat gun. You can also write the name with a paint pen. Let dry. Wrap the end of each bulb with narrow, wire-edge ribbon. Coil the ends of the ribbon. Tie the bulb place card around a folded napkin with another length of matching ribbon.