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30 Beautiful DIY Ways to Upcycle Lightbulbs

30 Fabulous DIY Light bulb Recycling Ideas and Projects

Don’t throw your old bulbs from now on, you can breathe new life into your burnt out bulbs with just a little bit of work. Lightbulbs are a tried and true DIY go-to that are getting popular now. There are plenty of creative and fun ways to upcycle this object into many useful things.Whether you’re turning one into a bud vase or candy container, terrarium, or covering it with glitters into ornaments, these versatile pieces of glass belong anywhere but in your trash. We’ve rounded up 30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs into functional and aesthetic projects.

First, how do you actually hollow out a light bulb? This tutorial from the folks at TeamDroid is a great how-to on turning your lightbulbs into clear vessels.

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Air Plant Terrarium: This is really beautiful way to make plant terrarium if you know how to cut glass perfectly, or just get it from Etsy. source

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

DIY Glitterized Light Bulbs for Christmas decorating. Via Source

30 Fabulous DIY Light bulb Recycling Ideas and Projects

Hanging Vases: You can use plant hangers and chain to create your own light bulb bunting filled with wildflowers and found flowers. via Etsy

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

DIY Oil Lamp: Why not turn your old lightbulbs into their predecessors? via Instructables

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Red Halloween Spiders: This light bulb spider is super easy to make. All it takes is wrapping some wire around the base of the bulb then bending it to form legs. Spray it red or black with primer and paint and you’ve got inexpensive, but awesome Halloween table decor! Image: Etsy & Tutorial: Everyday Dishes

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Hot Air Balloons: We love the idea of turning lightbulbs into balloons! via Rook No. 17

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

DIY Lightbulb Snowman Christmas Decorating Ornaments. Via Kelsey Bang PG Everyday

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

DIY Light Bulb Penguin Ornament: Tutorial via Youtube
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Light Bulb Flower Vase: Tutorial via DIY Ready

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Mini snow globe ornament: Repurpose lightbulbs into Christmas decorations Via No Biggie

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Easy Light bulb Gift ideas: Make a fun lightbulb container with gifts inside Via Uncommon Design

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Lightbulb Christmas wreath: Make an old fashioned Christmas wreath with used light bulbs.

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Lightbulb Salt and Pepper shaker: Trendy Chic Functional Light Bulb Jar Decorations For Your Kitchen Via Etsy
30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Beaded show piece for table centerpiece or holiday decorating. – Unknown source

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Light bulb desk topiary: Hang the bulb vase with twirled wire to make a desk topiary for decorating – source unknown
30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Tiny Terrarium: There are seriously hundreds of lightbulb terrariums on the Internet! It’s bonkers. This tutorial is straightforward and will show you how to make your own. Via The Hipster Home

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Lightbulb Valentine: Hey readers, you totally light up our lives! Via Design Sponge

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Concrete Lightbulb Wall Hook: You’ll definitely be intrigued by this hack on using a lightbulb as a concrete mold. Via Instructables & Decocasa.

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Lightbulb Fish Bowls: Hanging lightbulb with fish inside, or add stones, branches for decoration.
30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Turn old lightbulbs into hot air balloon art: stand them up in a bowl of sugar while you’re painting! Get the directions here (in Hungarian).

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Easy DIY Light Bulb Aquarium: These easy DIY light bulb aquariums make a great home for tiny Japanese Marimo moss balls make wonderful homemade gifts! Via Soap Deli News

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

DIY Light Bulb Terrariums: Turn lightbulbs into beautiful hanging terrariums by adding tiny stones and plants inside. Tutorial via Thread Banger

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

DIY Lightbulb Steampunk Potion Bottles Via Instructables

30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs

Chic Bud Vase: Go a little less crafty and more modern with this wire mounted bud vase. Via Apartent Therapy30 beautiful DIY ways to upcycle lightbulbs