DIY Mini Hi-tech Vases Made Out of Light Bulbs

6 Materials
30 Minutes

Have you always thrown away used light bulbs? Don't hurry to do it again, you can make so many interesting things using them!
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.

If you're like this project, check out our youtube channel OR our super cool website
Thanks so much for reading/watching!

Suggested materials:

  • Bulbs of different sizes and shapes
  • Tools
  • Seedlings (tomato, pepper, basil)
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Have a question about this project?

3 of 6 questions
  • Jon26848494
    on Jul 14, 2017

    Hard to find light bulbs anymore. Any projects for the new spiral-y ones?

    • Lisa
      on Jul 19, 2017

      Do NOT break those "spirally" ones. They are fluorescent bulbs. It is a poisonous gas and they should never be broken, especially not for a craft project. It is hard to find them except I saw some in Dollar Tree the other day.

  • Susan
    on Apr 12, 2019

    What do you do when the plant grows too large for the bulb?

    • Blake
      on May 13, 2019

      You can get a bigger bulb or put

      it in you garden

  • Dorothy Sittler
    on Jul 13, 2019

    The lantern made was fascinating to me. What solution did you use to make it?

    I have an old lamp and wish to put something natural in lieu of the poisonous solutions out there.

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  • Dwp7470b
    on Sep 5, 2018

    Brilliant! Seriously, could super glue the spice garden to a board that fastens to the wall, just like a topsy turvy that grows sideways.

  • OlethaB
    on Aug 16, 2019

    Now that’s very creative & thanks for sharing it.

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