The second craft I presented on BT was this little up-cycled light bulb - I turned a dead bulb into a little vase. This was a surprisingly ambitious project - for some reason, in my mind, I thought I would just unscrew the cap of the fuggin bulb and voila.
Lucky for me, The Cpt left on a 7am flight on Sunday so I was up bright and early and tackled this project before 9am. It was a miracle I didn’t throw it against a wall, at least a few times, but as time went on, it did get easier. Once you get past the fear that you’re going to break the light bulb, it goes smoother.
Step 1: Gutting the light bulb. I followed the instructions found here but on this blog, they not only speak nerd but they speak man too. This is no place for that type of language so here is my abbreviated version.
Step 2: Decorate that bad boy! I chose to use ribbon - a thicker cream coloured and a warm orange. I used liquid glue and it attached no problem.
Step 3: Fill up that little bulb (which I am now incredibly protective of) with whatever you like - little pebbles, lavender, dirt - whatever fits in the little hole! A funnel would have been handy at this point, so I rolled up a piece of paper and filled it up with lavender. I think there are lots of options - you could make this a little terrarium, a candle (use candle oil and put a long wick in there) - the bulb are incredible heat resistant so don’t be afraid to do something hot!
Step 4: Take the paper of your choice (I ripped a piece from an old novel I keep around specifically for these times), folded it in half and cut a little heart. And then I attached that using glue too.
Step 5: Wrap some twine around the top of screw of the bulb, and leave a tail so you can tie a loop. Viola! Stick a flower, tall grass, or nothing at all in there. It’s kinda cute, non? In this shot and in the segment, it was hanging off a banana hanger, but you could hang it off a hook on the fridge or even in the bathroom - the moisture might me the fragrance more potent?