Do It Yourself: Lightbulb Vase


Hey Everyone! I am back with a little home decor! I am hoping to do some more fashion posts once the weather warms up - as I know some of you have requested it, so stay tuned for that. In this post I show you how to turn a burnt out light or even a dollar store light bulb into a modern vase.



You Will Need:
•  Lightbulb
• Pliers
• Wire


**WARNING: YOU WILL BE BREAKING GLASS. PLEASE WHERE PROTECTIVE EYE WEAR AND BE SURE TO BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL. IN ORDER TO MAKE CLEAN UP SAFE - I POSITIONED MYSELF IN A LAUNDRY TUB OVER A PAPER TOWEL. **

1. As mentioned above you're going to have to remove certain elements of your lightbulb. Begin by taking pliers and removing the metal circle tab on the top. This will pull back easily, like a sticker.

2. Next tap your pliers on the black part of the lightbulb. I recommend not hitting too hard as it will shatter. Tapping enough to crack it will allow you to use your pliers to remove pieces in chunks.

3. Once the black is removed you will have to remove the filament of the bulb. Depending on your bulb you may get lucky to simply remove it - mine however was a glass built in. In order to remove this lightly tap on the glass until the glass breaks. Shake or pull out all the contents.


4. To create the stand take your wire and wrap it around the lightbulb. Use the groves to hold the wire in place. Next begin to bend and form your stand. This will take some manipulation and some tweaking. Make sure it's balanced so you don't tip the vase once the plant is in it.

5. An alternate stand is to simply take a glue stick and wrap the wire around it twice. This is the perfect stand to hold your lightbulb upright. For extra stability you can glue them together but it's not necessary.


Once you have your stand simply add your plant and display! I used fake grass in mine - and either water or small stones. As always send me your creations via twitter or e-mail as I love to see them!

Thanks for reading/watching!
xxKelsey