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DIY Hanging Mini Vases From Upcycled Lightbulbs

Are you looking for a creative and eco-friendly way to add a touch of charm to your home decor? Look no further! With just a few simple steps, you can transform old lightbulbs into stunning hanging mini vases that will instantly brighten up any space. Not only will you be repurposing something that would otherwise end up in the trash, but you'll also have a unique and eye-catching piece of decor that will surely impress your guests. This simple and eco-friendly DIY project allows you to repurpose discarded lightbulbs and transform them into stunning decorative pieces that will surely catch everyone's attention.

What you need for the hanging vases

  • light bulbs (blown out – not broken in the sense of in pieces)
  • pliers and tweezers
  • some twine
  • hot glue (gun)
  • tiny flowers
  • some branches to decorate

How to upcycle the blown out light bulbs

First we need to get the blown out wire (or LED light) out of the bulb. This is the most tricky part and takes the longest. But don’t get discouraged. Just remember that you (might) have to break a little of the neck of the light bulb to get it all out. That was also my case.

Take the metal part off by tapping off the top. Then take the pliers and later the tweezers to break off a little of the neck – don’t worry: this will be covered with twine afterwards anyway. Then pull the wire or LED light out of the light bulb. Repeat on all the broken lights.

Then take the twine and stick one side to the neck of the bulb. Create a little loop from which the vase will be hanging and stick the other end to the light bulb neck as well. Afterwards wrap a little more twine around the neck to cover the hole that you created in step 1 and to make it secure.

Let the hot glue dry completely. Now fill the vases with water (do this first!) and then with the flowers. Hang them on some branches and put them in a big vase.

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