We always enjoy seeing ReadyMade's latest example of creative reuse, whether it's a plastic utensil centerpiece or a coffee can pendant lamp. This project, from their current issue, might be one of our favorites yet – a lightbulb bud vase! The project, by Tim Park, is a good way to use any incandescent light bulbs you might have lying around after replacing them with CFLs, and it requires hardly any time or extra money. After pulling out the bulb's innards, you can create a stand using an aluminum welding rod from the hardware store.
Clean in form and relatively spill-proof, we can imagine this vase would be a great way to bring a little flair to an office desk. Its bubbly shape could also complement mod-ish decor schemes or any number of other interiors.
Get the instructions in ReadyMade's February/March 2010 issue or online: • Lightbulb Bud Vase
Emily Ho is a writer, recipe developer, and educator. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches classes on food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. Emily is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and the international Food Swap Network.
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