Creative Reuse: 10 Ways To Repurpose Light Bulbs

By now, many of us have switched to CFL light bulbs, but if you still have an incandescent bulb or two, you’re just steps away from a cool little terrarium, aquarium, bud vase, or other creative reuse project. You might also collect bulbs from family members and friends (buy them a CFL in exchange and you’ll be doing even more good!). Or hop over to Etsy, where a number of sellers offer readymade versions.

1 Mixed Moss Terrarium – $16 from Etsy seller MossTerrariums
2 Bud Vase – DIY instructions at ReadyMade
3 Tiny Terrarium – DIY instructions at The Hipster Home
4 Hanging Vases – DIY instructions at Care2
5 Valentine – DIY instructions at Design*Sponge

6 Greenhouse – DIY instructions at Instructables
7 Aquarium – $20 from Etsy seller SagesLeaf
8 Bud Vase – Spotted by AT:SF in Mexico
9 Edison Air Planter – $7.95 from Etsy seller chicweed
10 Ship In a Bottle – DIY instructions at Instructables

TeamDroid also has good instructions for how to Hollow Out A Light Bulb.

Originally published 2010-07-01

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