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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hanging Light Bulb Vases

I did this upcycled light bulb project a couple years ago and never shared the tutorial on how I made them! I'm really bad about that....I have 1000's of photos of projects and never blog them. I'm going through all my stuff while I'm pregnant and needing to rest a little more.

It's a pretty easy project. I love the big round shape of these light bulbs. They are from our bathroom light fixtures. When they burn out I pull them apart to make vases.






You will need a burnt out light bulb, wire, needle nose plyers, and for safety a heavy duty glove. 



I did everything over a plastic bag. The first thing you will need to do is remove the center "pin."





Once the center pin/plate is removed there is glass backing that you will chip & break away at with the plyers.

You can kind of see the black glass piece I'm pulling out.



Now you will be able to get inside the light bulb & pull the guts out.




Shake all the leftover glass pieces out of the bulb and it's ready for the wire.




I picked up wire from the Dollar Tree and wrapped a piece around itself on one side and then bringing one of the strands around to the other side and looping it through to create a hanging wire.





Hang & fill fresh flowers or use dried flowers!


I hung mine from my chandelier for a while but they are now hanging on my ladder.

I'll be doing a post on my ladder wall décor soon!




4 comments:

  1. Love your idea. Most ideas I see on the web are either to difficult, I don't have the tools or it takes too long. Thank you for this.

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    1. Great! It's not too difficult just a little scary while holding the light bulb in hand and gripping onto it. But with the heavy duty glove on it was fine!

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  2. Are those mason jars on your chandelier? If so how do you keep the jars from sliding around?

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    1. Yes they are! The small ones. We rent our house so this was a way to change out the ugly fog cones that were on there. They don't slide at all!! There's a round disc about 3"-4" at the base of the lightbulbs that the mason jars sit perfectly on.

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