Fun Salt & Pepper Shakers Out of a Light Bulb

Ideas on what to do with dead tech never get old around here and some of our favorite projects have been light bulb centric. The ever so humble incandescent bulb has been upcycled into terraniums, oil lamps and vases. This project from ReadyMade adds yet another use for the old light bulb, salt and pepper shakers.

This rather clever little project by Hetal Jariwala, courtesy of ReadyMade, is a fun take on salt and pepper shakers. This project is rated by ReadMade as Very Easy and it takes less than an hour to make. Since the project uses items found in your home, it does not cost anything to make!

To make this project you will need two incandescent light bulbs, 12 3/8" hex nuts, about 1/2 cup hard wax (or unscented candle), and 2 soda bottle caps. The tools that are required are: gloves, goggles, hacksaw, double boiler (or two pots, one a little larger than the other), a drill, and a 5/64" drill bit.

We think these salt and pepper shakers are pretty adorable and will make a fun addition to any kitchen. The distinctive shakers would also make great housewarming gifts.

For the complete instructions, check out ReadyMade.

(Images ReadyMade and Flickr member Ellie licensed for use under Creative Commons)