When your light bulb stops working, don't hurry to throw it out - with just a little bit of work, you can give it a new life. There are plenty of creative and fun ways to upcycle this object into many useful things.

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From vases and candy containers to terrariums and ornaments, the lightbulb's form lends itself to plenty of functional and aesthetic projects.

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#1 Air Plant Terrarium

Air Plant Terrarium

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ann.chbr2 1 year ago

more air plants idea: http://www.boredpanda.com/create-your-own-jurassic-park/

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#2 Hanging Flowerpots

Hanging Flowerpots

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Lsc3112 1 year ago

Omg I'm so doing that with dads old light bulbs

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#3 Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

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SharonHahn 1 year ago

Pretty cool mobile!

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#4 Oil Lamp

Oil Lamp

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#5 Red Spiders

Red Spiders

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JenniferScott 1 year ago

thats creepy

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#6 Little Ecosystem

Little Ecosystem

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#7 Terrariums


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AimeeMcintosh 1 year ago

great idea for bad bulbs!!!

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#8 Spice Containers

Spice Containers

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SharonHahn 1 year ago

I don't think light bulb glass is food safe.

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#9 Snowman Ornaments

Snowman Ornaments

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LGROVES 1 year ago

This is a great project to try with my kids.

#10 Steampunk Light Bulb Jewelry

Steampunk Light Bulb Jewelry

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SharonHahn 1 year ago

Do they really light up?

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#11 Mini Base

Mini Base

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#12 Mini Snow Globe

Mini Snow Globe

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#13 Easy Gift Idea

Easy Gift Idea

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ReneeGilbert 1 year ago

I don't think they are food safe.

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#14 Penguin Ornaments

Penguin Ornaments

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HeatherVowels 1 year ago

cuper cute christmas gift idea!

#15 Lightbulb Vase

Lightbulb Vase

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Arjan 1 year ago

Those don't seem stable at all!

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#16 Bumblebees


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#17 Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath

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SharonHahn 1 year ago

Cool old - fashioned style!!

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#18 Valentine's Day Gift

Valentine's Day Gift


SharonHahn 1 year ago

Once again, is the glass food safe?

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#19 Salt & Pepper Shakers

Salt & Pepper Shakers

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RenatoCredidio 1 year ago

where´s the food safe guy? :(

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#20 Beaded Showpiece

Beaded Showpiece


#21 Christmas Decoration

Christmas Decoration

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ArianRad 1 year ago

It's Amazing but i don't know how to put hole on glass bulb? how to melt glass like that? radarian92@gmail.com