Jul 07, 2013
14 Brilliant Ways to Repurpose Lightbulbs
When it comes to repurposing, lightbulbs are a tried and true DIY go-to. Whether you’re turning one into a bud vase or covering it with twine to masquerade as a pear, these versatile pieces of glass belong anywhere but in your trash. We’ve rounded up 14 brilliant ways to breathe new life into your burnt out bulbs.
This tutorialTeamDroid is a great how-to on turning your lightbulbs into clear vessels. Now, 20 ways to use ’em!
Tiny TerrariumThere are seriously hundreds of lightbulb terrariums on the Internet! It’s bonkers. This tutorial is straightforward and will show you how to make your own.
Mix and match a bunch of different mini light bulbs and paint them gold to create an illuminating decor theme. (via)
Repurposed Lightbulb Oil LampWhy not turn your old lightbulbs into their predecessors?
Another take on the terrarium, this is an adorable idea for place cards at a wedding. (via)
Chic Bud VaseGo a little less crafty and more modern with this wire mounted bud vase.
Even burnt out lightbulbs can still carry light, it’s just the lightthat you need to find. This project uses a candle with a whole bunch of burnt out bulbs. We love the vintage vibe. (Family Chic)
This one involves a whole lot of cool materials. First, find yourself a vintage sugar mold! Impossible? Maybe, but you could also look for similar shapes or tea light holders at a flea market. Then get battery powered lights to put at the bottom of each opening and top with vintage light bulbs. (via)
Lightbulb Necklace: You knew you saved those burnt out Christmas lights for a reason!
We never actually realized that lightbulbs look a whole lot like pears until seeing them cleverly wrapped in twine. (via)
Bookmark this under holiday hacks. It’s a fun way to create an ornament-inspired decoration. (via)
For the more avant-garde makers among you, check out this industrial-looking sculpture made from an assortment of lightbulbs. (via)
As Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Brit + Co, Anjelika Temple brings her voracious consumption of all things creative and colorful to DIY projects, geeky gadgetry finds and more. When she's not DIY-ing her heart out, you'll find her throwing dinner parties with friends or adventuring with her husband David, their daughters Anokhi and Indira, and their silly dog Turkey.