Create a Chic Bud Vase Out of an Old Light Bulb

We love ideas on how to reuse old tech, and have blogged some great ways to reuse old light bulbs before, including some rather nifty terrariums. This project from ReadyMade adds yet another use for the old light bulb, a bud vase.

Using an old incandescent light bulb and 2 feet of 3/32-inch aluminum welding rod, Tim Park, has created a modern looking bud vase that is light on the wallet and high on design.

The project requires a few simple tools, small needle-nose pliers, 1/4-inch Allen wrench, a small hammer, leather work gloves, and safety glasses. The estimated total cost of the materials for this project is only $5!

We love this project and think it's a great way to reuse an old light bulb and get a nice look vase for a mere $5.

For the complete instructions check out Lightbulb Bud Vase.

[images Marty Baldwin for ReadyMade]

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