× Topics

9 Crafting Life Hacks With Light Bulb

Have you always thrown away used light bulbs? Don't hurry to do it again, you can make so many interesting things using them! Today we'll share with you some awesome crafting life hacks with light bulbs!

Check out the video above to learn how to make your own!

Take used bulbs of different sizes and shapes and tools.

Remove the contact with pliers.

Break and take out the insulator.

Crack the stem with a screwdriver.

Remove the broken glass.

Take out the remains with tweezers. You can use the pliers.

Prepare a few bulbs in this way. Be careful! Don’t be hurt!

Let’s get started decorating. Make a few unusual vases with green plants.

Take any little plants. We’ve got tomato and pepper seedlings and basils.

Remove soil. Carefully crush it without damaging the plant roots.

Rinse them in water. Let dry on the napkin.

Place the bulb on a cardboard ring. Pour in some water.

Put in the plant. We’ve got a mini hi-tech vase.

It’s taken us just a few minutes to make original décor articles.

You can hang the bulbs on different levels. They’ll make an awesome decoration for a photo shooting or a party.

Are you into unusual décor items? Then you’ll definitely like a bulb sandglass. Make two triangular cardboard stands.

Cover them with acrylic paint. Make them blue.

Add wooden skewer legs. Prepare the sticks of two bulb length. Paint them blue.

We’ll need two same bulbs and blue salt. We’ve shown how to color salt with acrylic paint in a few previous videos.

Put in a paper cone. Pour in the salt.

Use a washer as a joining ring between the bulbs. It’ll also regulate the salt flow. Make the washer hole narrow with the hot glue.

Press the ring against the cap.

Start your stopwatch and turn over the bulb. We should measure how much salt will pour out for 30 seconds. Stop! Turn over the bulb. There’s the needed quantity in the bowl.

Pour it in the empty bulb. We won’t need the excess salt.

Hot glue the washer to the cap.

Attach the empty bulb on top.

Test how the sandglass or to be exact salt glass works. Cool!

Decorate the hot glue seam with the twine.

Set the sandglass on the stand. Hot glue to the center of the triangles.

Add the sticks.

This pretty décor article is a functional accessory. You can use it as a 30 second timer. It really works!

Add a little romance by turning a blank bulb into a stylish candle.

Set the it on the stand in the way we’ve shown. Hot glue the washer.

We’ll need cotton cord.

Pour in some glycerin. Better use food glycerin. It’s free from any impurities and contains minimum water, so it burns better.

Soak the cord well.

Put some embellishments in the bulb. You can use small shells and beads.

Pour in the glycerin.

Color it with blue dye. It’s extremely bright so use just a bit.

Shake to mix. Put in the soaked cord. Light it.

The cute liquid candle will help create cozy atmosphere.

Make another hanging hi-tech vase. Bend a piece of wire at the right angle.

Fold up again in about 5 inches.

Turn the wire up and aslant.

Cross the ends. Bend the wire at the intersection. Make it parallel to the table top.

Wind it around the cap.

Cut off the excess. Fasten the ends.

Put in the bulb.

The minimalist installation is ready. Pour in some water and put a little flower or bunch in.

What about a soap dispenser from a big colored bulb? Sounds weird but interesting.

We’ll need a big decorative flat top bulb. They can be of different colors and used in photo studios.

Remove the inner part as we did before. Despite its shape and color it has the same construction as the regular bulbs.

Make the base hole wider.

Fold the edges inside.

Take on a pump top.

Add a few drops of the hot glue to make it stable.

Pour in liquid soap.

Enjoy washing your hands.

Don’t you get a place to keep your coins? The bulb money box will keep them safe and decorate your room interior.

Make the cap hole wider.

Hot glue the washer as the stand.

Adhere at an angle.

Push the coins inside. It looks smart. You can leave it as it is.

Or decorate the base with the cotton cord.

Soak it in white glue. Wrap around the cap.

Snip off the excess.

It’s quite a symbol to keep money in the used bulb money box.

We hope these lifehacks will help you find your own creative way to upcycle the used light bulb into a functional and aesthetic thing. With just a little bit of work, you can give it a new life.

Materials we used for this project: 
  • Use bulbs of different sizes and shapes;
  • Tools;
  • Seedlings (tomato, pepper, basil);
  • Napkins;
  • Cardboard ring stand;
  • Water;
  • Acrylic paints;
  • Brushes;
  • Washers;
  • Hot glue gun;
  • Scrapbook paper;
  • Twine;
  • Ribbon;
  • Wine cork;
  • Craft knife;
  • Scissors;
  • Skittles candies;
  • Cardboard;
  • Wooden sticks;
  • Colored salt;
  • Stopwatch;
  • Cotton cord;
  • Food glycerin;
  • Beads;
  • Shells;
  • Seed beads;
  • Thin colored cord;
  • Wire;
  • Pump top;
  • Coins;
  • White glue.

If you're like this project, check out our youtube channel: TroomTroom