14 brilliant ways to upcycle old lightbulbs

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Lightbulbs are constantly needed but will always burn out. If you have any burned out or unused light bulbs, don’t throw them away. They can be reused and repurposed to create different objects.
We have collated the best DIY tutorials for upcycling old lightbulbs with unique and beautiful projects ranging for wedding decor to ornaments to gift ideas. Check out the ideas below and get crafting!
1. Make tiny terrariums 
Terrariums are all the buzz in this current day and age. Why not upcycle your old lightbulbs to create these cute mini terrariums? Perfect for decorating your home, and as a gift idea. Check out the tutorial here.
2. Make a snowman lightbulb ornament
These cute ornaments are perfect for decorating your Christmas tree during the holiday season. Kelsey from Kelsey Bang teaches us how to transform a boring old lightbulb into a seasonal ornament. This is a great project to do with kids.
3. Make outdoor wedding decor
This is a great DIY idea for outdoor wedding decorations made using old light bulbs. Spray paint the outside of the lightbulb with gold glitter, and then hang them on a tree with fishing wire. Easy! Here is the tutorial.
4. Reuse as a bud vase
We are obsessed with how Apartment Therapy upcycles their old lightbulbs into cute bud vases. This is perfect for simplistic interior design to add a little greenery into your home.
5. Make a hot air balloon
Up, up and away! These hot air balloons made from old lightbulbs are perfect decorations for nurseries, outdoors, or simply a shabby chic gift. Customise it using different fabric designs to create your own unique hot air balloon. Here is the full tutorial.
6. Create Christmas snow globes
Get ready for the holiday season with these DIY snow globes made from old lightbulbs. These make a great stocking stuffer, ornament, and table topper. Check out the DIY tutorial here.
7. Make an oil lamp
Upcycle your old lightbulb into an oil lamp. You will need socks, adhesive tape, scissors, kerosene, and rim with a hole in the center to create this DIY lamp. Check out the full tutorial here.

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