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4 DIY ideas with incandescent bulbs

4 DIY ideas with incandescent bulbs

With a saw and a little skill, you can recycle end-of-life bulbs wonderfully. We’ll show you how to turn an empty bulb into a mini terrarium or make a pretty flower vase out of it. Four original ideas for beautifully recycling your used bulbs. We show you:

1. Mini-terrarium

In the workshop :

  • Bulb
  • Decorative wood
  • Hot glue
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Potting soil
  • Foam
  • Water
  • Decorative elements
  • Wooden stopper

At work !

1.1 Saw off the base of the socket and use a screwdriver to completely remove the inside of the bulb.

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1.2 Glue four small pieces of decorative wood together as shown in the picture. Then glue the bulb on the wood.

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1.3 Now fill the bulb with stones, sand, potting soil and moss. Also add a few drops of water to the foam (the best is to use a dropper).

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1.4 Finally, put some small decorative elements in the bulb. Close with a wooden stopper in the socket and the mini terrarium is ready.

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2. Hanging vase

In the workshop :

  • Wire
  • Bulb
  • Funnel
  • Water

At work !

2.1 Fold the thread as shown in the picture: form a large loop at the bottom and a small ring at the top. The small ring should be the same diameter as the bulb holder.

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2.2 Hang the empty bulb from below with the socket in the upper ring.

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2.3 Fill the bulb with water using a funnel. You can now use the item as a nice vase.

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3. Soap dispenser

In the workshop :

  • Big red light bulb
  • Soap and plunger rod of a soap dispenser

At work !

3.1 Saw off the end of the bulb socket and remove the inside with pliers.

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3.2 Clean the inside of the bulb then pour your liquid soap inside.

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3.3 Put your distributor rod in the bulb and screw everything tight. Your original soap dispenser is ready!

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4. Colorful light garland

In the workshop :

  • LED garland
  • Balloons

At work !

4.1 Cut off the tip of each balloon and put them on the individual LED bulbs.

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4.2 A colorful and magical illumination at home!

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Stop throwing away your bulbs and have fun with these few original DIY ideas. How do you like it ? So, get to work!

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