How to Recycle LED Bulbs

Do not throw away your used bulbs in the trash! Vase, oil lamp, ball Christmas, hanging decoration, wall hanger, pot to spices, terrarium, there are multiple ways to recycle them with some simple accessories.

Turn a light bulb vase

To achieve this mini vase to ask, need you pliers, pliers, flat, and wire. The first step is to create the opening on the top of the bulb by removing the black protection then the filament and its glass support inside, in order to fill it with water (you can also cut the bulb above the no metal screws with a hacksaw). The second step is to make the base of the vase with a piece of wire and wrap it around the base of the bulb.

Turn a light bulb oil lamp

For this DIY lamp oil, must also remove the black cap, empty the inside of the bulb and create a stable base from a piece of wood, iron or other wire. To create the wick, just take a piece of string and slide it into a metal washer. You can buy a ready-made Wick in trade or on the internet. There are more to fill the oil bulb and set the wick. Wait a few minutes the string absorbs oil and you can test your new candle to atmosphere.

Deco Tip: you can bring color by mixing a little dye food in oil.

Turn bulb decoration of Christmas

For this project, let your imagination. You can create all sorts of Christmas characters (Santa Claus, reindeer, snowman snow…) or ball ornaments patterned using the technique of the serviettage for example. Feel free to vary the colors and materials by combining paint, glitter, felt and other small accessories fancy.

This tutorial offers you to make a little Christmas Reindeer hanging in the tree. To reproduce, take a hot glue gun, of a little paint, a foam brush, red wool, a pair of small mobile to stick eyes and wire branches to form reindeer antlers.

Turn a light bulb in salt/pepper shakers

Create a whole salt shaker/pepper with two bulbs, here’s a deco recycling practical and simple to make yourself. Start by and empty two bulbs to screw. Clean them and fill them for one of pepper and the other salt. Now to find a lid that fits on the bulb and in which you can drill small holes. In this tutorial, it’s plastic bottle caps, but you can also consider creating the cover with a capsule of beer or a sheet of tinfoil thick maintained with an elastic. In order to put the bulb on the table, small shock absorbers plastic skates have been glued to the base. You can also use a ring of wood under the light bulb.

Deco Tip: in the same way, you can create pots to spices. In this case, collect a few corks to close the bulbs.

Turn a light bulb design peg

How about you tinkering a little peg wall with an old bulb for use as door-jewelry, coat rack, towel rack. First of all, cut the end of the nerve and remove filaments with pliers. Buy a bag of concrete powder ready to use and prepare a small quantity to fill the bulb. You must now insert a screw or a peak inside and hold it right in the center of the bulb with a clothespin, until the complete drying of the concrete. The final step is to remove all the glass of the bulb without cracking the concrete or deteriorate not giving a vintage look to the peg. Screw it to the wall and voila.

Turn a light bulb terrarium

Nothing complicated to create a terrarium from a bulb, remains to be seen what plant choose. For this model of terrarium, it’s a Tillandsia that was chosen. This so-called “air” plant has no root. It absorbs moisture by its foliage and only needs to thrive as a very low water supply, which prevents mold growth in the bulb. To maintain it, just a few seconds immerse it in water or spray the leaves once a week. With respect to the substrate, it is formed by a mixture of sand (sand sea should be rinsed beforehand), small fine gravel and plant Moss.

Turn a light bulb in a balloon to suspend

Ideal for decorating a child’s room, these pretty small hot-air balloons were created from several large used bulbs. Each bulb is used to form the ball to a hot air balloon. To decorate it, falls of fancy fabrics are glued on the glass. The basket of the balloon is made out of a plastic bottle cap, connected to the balloon with string. Small colorful animal figurines are placed in the basket. The nerve to the bulb is painted and adorned with a thin ribbon of lace. All the manufacturing steps are explained in the tutorial image.

Deco Tip: these small balloons can serve as decorations to create a mobile for baby.

 

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