This will be the first Eco post that I have not done myself. Part of me is disappointed, but since I’ve transitioned most of my light bulbs to CFLs, I can’t do this until the last few standard bulbs burn out. However, I found them unique enough that I wanted to share them with you.
Aside from the below, I found a few other ideas out there, but couldn’t verify the sources so I didn’t include them. In particular how to turn a light bulb into a oil lantern and I saw several pictures of people who connect wire to the top and hung them from a tree. I really liked the idea of hanging them, since you could fill them with anything (i.e. ribbon, glitter, confetti, crumbled up colored cellophane…even crumbled newsprint/books pages could look very cool.)
Here is a good resource on how to hollow out the light bulb.
…and some of my favorite uses for the leftover bulb…
The use of frame bumpers to create feet for the bulb is genius and so simple.
Lovely Valentine idea.
This one isn’t a light bulb, it was made out of an ornament, but the idea could potentially work using the bulb. The concept is too pretty not to include.
Love this one so much! I have two standard bulbs left in my house and one of them is turning into a bud vase like theirs. So beautiful.
Have you reused a light bulb? If so, how?