Reblogged from sweetfancydesigns
One thing the people don’t usually think to recycle is light bulbs. I’ve seen some amazing ideas that people have come up with for reusing them though, and these are some of my favorites.
I think that this is such a brilliant idea. The metal portion of the light bulb is removed, and replaced with a cork for containing spices. This makes for a simple and minimalist approach to create an eco friendly and elegant kitchen necessity.
These light bulbs are actually custom made functional light bulbs (without an available online source, unfortunately) but they could just as easily be a recycled product used for decor. Light bulbs are the perfect shape for creating tiny hot air balloons!
Bulbs Unlimited Sells kits for making your own lamp shades made of used light bulbs. They all actually look like high-end designer fashion for your home, except better because you’re also doing the planet a huge favor. Use different types of bulbs to create different visual effects.
These light bulb vases aren’t as effortless as they may look, but who could argue with the end result? Head over to The Artsy Girl for a full tutorial.
This one is just concept art rather than a finished project, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t make a little home for your aquatic friends with an old bulb. Just be sure to remove the electrical components!
A light bulb would be the perfect vessel to create a tiny terrarium. Find basic instructions for making your own via Threadbangers (Video tutorial)