Turn A Lightbulb Into A Vase

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:52 am on Friday, March 2, 2012

Next time your lightbulb burns out (assuming you’re still using the old kind and not Compact Fluorescent bulbs), try turning it into a vase. Here’s a tutorial that explains how to remove the insides of the lightbulb and glue a washer on the bottom so it will stand up.

And alternative is to make hanging vases like so:

To do this, a couple of tutorials suggest you saw off the end of the light bulb and poke holes in the sides to lace wire through.

The results are pretty, but if you do try to saw the end off a lightbulb, make sure to wear hand and eye protection.


Comment by Linda

March 3, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

O Wow- I really love that idea. How pretty!

Comment by Kate

March 4, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

This is beautiful. I havent seen anything like this before.

Comment by Lori

March 19, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

Those are delightful!

Comment by Regan

November 29, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

These are darling! I am sharing your tutorial on my blog: http://www.RBHomeDesignBlog.com. Thanks for the great idea!

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