How to Make a Light Bulb Vase

Three Methods:Vase with StandHanging VaseUsing the vase

Don't throw away those burned out light bulbs yet, repurpose them into beautiful vases.

Method 1
Vase with Stand

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    Obtain a light bulb.
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    Remove the contact using a pair of pliers.
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    Poke the insulator using a sharp tool like a screwdriver.
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    Carefully break inner parts of bulb with the screwdriver and pull them out with the pliers. For detailed instructions see: http://www.wikihow.com/Hollow-a-Lightbulb
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    Discard all broken parts and clean the light bulb.
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    Obtain a wire hanger.
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    Cut off the hook using a pair of wire cutters. Your pliers may have a built-in wire cutter.
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    Straighten the remaining wire and cut it to 60 cm in length.
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    Using a marker, make four marks 12 cm apart on the wire, dividing it into 5 equal sections of 12 cm.
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    Shape the wire into a triangle by bending at the first two marked points.
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    Bend upward at the 3rd marking to create the stand.
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    Curve the last section into a circle just big enough for the light bulb to fit snugly.
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    Attach the light bulb to the stand.
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    Add water and flowers. You now have a cool vase!

Method 2
Hanging Vase

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    Obtain a burned out bulb.
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    Hollow the light bulb by removing its contents as described above.
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    Tie a string on the socket.
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    Add water and flowers and hang your light bulb vase.

Method 3
Using the vase

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    Use flowers or plants that will fit well and last a long time.
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    Keep it away from children or pets, these vases are very fragile.

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 hollowed out light bulbs
  • wire hanger
  • Pliers
  • Screwdriver
  • Marker
  • String

Warnings

  • Be very careful around sharp glass! Use eye protection and wear gloves.
  • Properly dispose of broken glass.
  • Use only incandescent bulbs. Never try to hollow out a CFL bulb!

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