DIY Project: Incandescent Light Bulb Vases & Hanging Flower Holders

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  • July 20, 2011

Yippee! Thanks to Pinterest, I have found an AWESOME DIY project to share with you all today. Behold the insanely creative, green, and just plain cool looking:

Incandescent Light Bulb Vases

[via Styling & Inspiration Blog]

[via Free People Blog]

I just LOVE this. It so reminds me of what a lot of people do with mason jars for their DIY wedding decor – but it is a fun, fresh take on that. Plus I also love that you can so easily make these from something that you might just throw out in the past. Yay for recycled wedding decorations!

Now onto how you can make this awesome DIY wedding decoration … The following tutorial is actually for making the incandescent light bulbs into flower vases, but I think it would be easy to fashion them into hanging decorations as seen in the picture above. Here we go!

DIY Tutorial: How to Create a Light Bulb Flower Vase (via PaintIdeas.com)

Materials:

  • Incandescent light bulb
  • Sharp knife
  • Kitchen Towel
  • Glue
  • Foil Paper
  • Rust Oleum Spray Paint (in your color choice)

Directions:

Step 1. Wrap the light bulb in a kitchen towel so as to hold it firmly, then cut the tip of the metal top off using a sharp knife.

Step 2. Carefully pull out the glass filament to hollow the light bulb. Rinse it with water.

Step 3. Smear glue on a strip of foil paper then fold it over the light bulb top to fasten the inner glass to the corrugated metal.

Step 4. In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the glass light bulb with frosted paint or any color of your choice. Remember that a see-through finish is more beautiful for flower vases.

Step 5. Use a rope to tie a knot around the top of the light bulb so as to hang it. Or roll a strip of foil paper to create a hanging hook.You can even use a rubber bank to hang your miniature flower vase.

Step 6. Keep herbs in your glass bulb flower vases beside your kitchen sink. Place roses in them for decorating your bathroom.

Let us know if you end up using these for your wedding decorations! Would love to see these guys in action!!

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