Create Your Own Light Bulb Lamp

Ah, light bulbs. After they've burned out, the possibilities for these tiny, (mostly) round bubbles of glass are endless. Here's a project that will have you turning your old electronic light source into an old-school oil lamp, and it will cost you less than a "fiver!"

We've seen hollowed out light bulbs take on a second life with a DIY project that turns 'em into mini terrariums or really chic bud vases, but this is the first project that leaves the essence of the light bulb intact—providing light. Think of it as recycling!

Instructables user CYNICALifornia shows us how they made their own light bulb lamp with just the bulb, salt, a soda can, some oil and a wick made from an old sock. Depending on your lifestyle, you may not need to leave the house to get this done. Check out the Instructables here.

When you're done, you'll have a lamp that looks just as good as those Oyule Light Bulbs we showed you that cost around $650—only yours was practically free.

Via Instructables

(Purple lamp images: Mad Inventor, How to images: CYNICALifornia)



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Taryn is a writer, maker, and designer in Atlanta, Georgia. Living in an apartment with her husband and their Boston Terrier, Bacon, she loves to entertain and hates having a tiny kitchen.