If you have some used up lug bulbs, think again before throwing them away. They could actually turnout to be quite useful when it comes to recycling because light bulbs are in fact round balls of glass. Here are some ideas on how to use light bulbs as something else. Improve your home by making simple changes when it comes to ornaments and also improve your crafting skills using simple materials. Let your imagination lead the way!
1. Christmas ornaments
Use some paint and glue and transform the ordinary no longer functional light bulb into a Christmas ornament of choice. You can use any kind of materials including glitter, nail polish, small beads, or any other ornaments of choice. Reindeers, trees, any Christmassy patter will do when it comes to transforming the light bulb. Then you can easily place them in the tree and enjoy the effect. This can also turn out to be a great bounding activity for families with children.
2. Flower Vase
This particular DIY project involves cutting the bulb so that you can actually place a flower inside, along with some water. The esthetic effect is completed especially if you choose to hang the light bulb vase near a source of light for example near a window.
Choose to have a creative candle in your house by transforming a simple light bulb into a decorative candle in no time. You will however have to be careful with it, as the bulb is quite fragile and you wouldn’t want to spill flammable liquid inside the house. Place it in a safe location and enjoy the effect. Let your imagination inspire visitors and people around you.
4. Mini terrariums
This option is quite fun and involved no dangers. Simply cut the light bulb and place some small plants inside, like cactus or plants that don’t require much in order to survive.
You can transform the light bulb into a decorative pear buy using Twine. Just wrap it gently along the bulb and enjoy the effect. You can place it anywhere you like, even near other ornaments and it will sure be the perfect element in a DIY fall décor.
5. Salt and Pepper Shakers
Used light bulbs can also find a way to your kitchen tale. You can use one or more to keep condiments or just use them as a salt and pepper shakers. Also you can choose to keep them simple or add any other ornament or pattern to the bulbs.
6. Hot air balloons
Transforming light bulbs into decorative toys can prove to be fun and have and unexpected effect. You will need glue, colored paper, glitter, paints and imagination. The rest is up to you.The children will love it for sure.
Collecting used light bulbs can come useful especially when you have a bigger project in mind. You can use them to make a unique bed lamp or turn them into art. The only thing you need is creativity and patience to collect as many light bulbs as you need to start the project. Any object can be put to a better use as soon as it is no longer useful for the purpose it was created.
It seems artists today find ways to recycle all kinds of materials and even light bulbs. A light bulb chandelier can look awesome in your home if you are a fun of unique designs and patterns. You can use this idea to make your own project or just be inspired by it and acquire something similar. The choice is completely yours.
9. Origami Décor
Inserting a small origami piece into a light bulb can seem silly but the effect is quite unique. This way you can also practice your origami skills while making cool ornament at the same time.
10. Decorative object
By simply decorating light bulbs using paint, you can crate interesting patterns and thus make a unique ornament for your house. Once again, creativity and imagination can help you express your personality and decorate your home.
We hope you will find this article useful not only for reusing light bulbs and thus making a statement when it comes to recycling but also as a way of expressing yourself and your imagination.