Nowadays, there is always a new utensil or gadget to replace the old, and so everything is disposable. The shameless collector might find this wonderful, but if you care for the environment, you probably see this as the curse of modern life.
The world population is growing and currently, each human being adds a significant amount of waste to the planet. In New York alone, people produce enough trash in a single day to fill all the floors of Empire State building floor to ceiling.
The frustrating thing is, in most developed countries, it’s not even that difficult to make a difference
That is why, for many, recycling is a boon. There are a countless ways to recycle what would otherwise be useless junk that ends in a landfill somewhere.
With this DIY craft project, you can give new life to a dead light bulb by turning it into a cunning vase!
The idea is ironically appropriate, too. The earliest lightbulbs were built to last.
That is, until lightbulb manufacturers Philips, Osram, and General Electric decided to limit their lifespan in 1924 to ensure steady revenue flows.
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Basic tips on how to hollow out a light bulb:
Carefully peel off the contact at the base of the light bulb using needle-nose pliers.
Lightly tap the black glass at the base of the light bulb with a hammer.It might take a bit of practice to carefully crack this black glass.
Remove the filament (inner wires) of the light bulb.
The napkin ring adds to the uniqueness of your handiwork :)
Given the vast range of shapes and sizes of light globes, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination!
Ready to give it a go?