How to Make a Valentines Day Light Bulb Gift

Create a unique gift for your special someone by repurposing a burned out bulb!

Steps

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    Obtain a light bulb.
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    Cover your work table with newspaper.
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    Remove the contact by using a pair of pliers.
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    Poke the insulator using a sharp tool like a screwdriver.
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    Remove the remaining insulator with a pliers.
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    Carefully break inner parts of bulb with the screwdriver.
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    Pull them out with the pliers. Discard all broken parts and clean the light bulb.
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    Obtain a wooden block.
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    Get a 12 gauge wire.
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    Cut the wire about 6 inches in length.
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    Fold the wire in half.
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    Twist it three times using a pair of pliers.
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    Bend the top end of the wire forming a half heart.
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    Bend the other half forming the wire into a heart shape.
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    Paint the heart red.
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    Drill a small shallow hole on the center of the wooden block.
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    Dab a glue on the hole and place the wire heart in the center of the block.
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    Get the hollowed light bulb and place it on top of the block. Carefully insert the heart inside the bulb.
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    Adhere the light bulb to the wooden box.
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    Print a special message on the base of the wooden box. You now have a unique gift for Valentine's day!

Things You’ll Need

  • Hallowed out light bulb
  • Metal Wires
  • Pliers
  • Screwdriver
  • Glue Gun
  • Spray Paint (red)

Warnings

  • Be very careful around sharp glass! Use eye protection and wear gloves.
  • Properly dispose of broken glass.

Article Info

Categories: Hobbies and Crafts | Reduce Recycle and Reuse