Give new life to a dead light bulb by turning it into a vase!

Make a vase out of a dead light-bulb!

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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.

Remove the contact from the globe

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 black glass at the base of the globe

Removing the base of the globe

Remove the filament (inner wires) of the light bulb.

Fill your globe with water and you're good to go!

A light bulb vase sitting on a napkin ring

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?

Source: craftykaja