Tuesday, March 24, 2015
A traditional incandescent lightbulb lasts anywhere from 1000 to 2500 hours. That being said, you’re going to find yourself replacing a lot of them over the course of your life. It’s not even like they’re expensive, but if you’re a fan of upcycling to shine new light on something other people would throw away, then this list of DIY ideas for lightbulbs should brighten your day.
1. Hot Air Balloons
A potentially amazing way to use this could be as a baby mobile.
2. Miniature Ecosystem
This is so cool. Takes maybe a minute to start a whole new world.
3. Make an Oil Lamp
This lightbulb is still doing what it loves – bringing you light.
4. Matchstick Holder
Even has the striking surface on the back of the cap. Ingenious.
5. Lightbulb Pear Crafts
Turn those burnt out bulbs into seeds of creativity.
6. Hanging Lightbulb Flowerpot
Probably much more effective with larger bulbs, but incredibly unique.
7. Lightbulb Spiders
If you can get over your fear long enough to pull this off, it could be cool for Halloween or as a rainy day craft for the kids.
8. Lightbulb Necklace
Using smaller, less delicate bulbs – you could do so many things to make this amazing jewelry piece shine.
9. Christmas Tree Ornaments
There are so many examples of what ornaments you could make – every Christmas could have its own theme.
10. Miniature Vase
Perfect for the small places in your life that need a little brightening up.
11. Lightbulb Spice Rack
This looks clean, and you don’t even have to label anything, or ever wonder how much of a spice you have left.
12. Bumble Bees
If the spiders didn’t do it for you, then maybe this cute bumblebee crafting is more up your alley.
13. Christmas Wreath
might look a little too retro for your liking, but you could make this to match your style as you wish.
14. Decorative Lamp
Have a bland lamp you don’t know what to do with? You could add all kinds of bulbs to the exterior like this.
15. Lightbulb Candlestick Holder
16. Snow Globes
So many reasons this is a great idea, would make really cool gifts at Christmas time too.