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Recycled Light Bulb Hanging Vases

Recycled Light Bulb Hanging Vases

Wondering what to do with all those energy-sucking light bulbs you’ve been wisely replacing with eco-friendly CFLs? These hanging vases are so charming and ridiculously easy to make. Grouped together they make quite a green and elegant statement!

Step One: Using fine-tooth metal saw, gently saw the bottom of light bulb. Pull out the filaments.

Step Two: Using a hand held drill place metal against some scrap wood and poke two holes opposite from each other.

Step Three: Lace thin wire through the holes and tie off at desired length. Fill with lovely blooms.

Also makes cute salt and pepper shakers. Most soda caps are the correct width for a top. Just fill, poke holes and enjoy!

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Veronica Peterson

Veronica Peterson has a background in green design and creative writing. She loves discovering and sharing sustainable ways to enrich life. Veronica is a happy urbanite, who lives above a produce market in San Francisco with her dog Winnie.


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4:26AM PDT on Jul 3, 2015

Hanging vases are incredibly charming and ridiculously not difficult to make, I appreciate to your work. Tower lights hire

12:49AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

bright idea, thank you!

12:22AM PST on Jan 1, 2012

They look beautiful, although I would be a bit concerned about breakages, as bulbs are so fragile and nothing worse than a broken one

4:25PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Thanks Veronica
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1:56AM PDT on Oct 9, 2011

Thanks for the article.

4:44PM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

brightest idea. they look so pretty. thanks, Veronica =)

2:59PM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

Great idea. I would be careful where to hang those so they don't break and keep out of children's reach as well as animals. Showing them on rails is nice if you don't have wind blowing shattering the glass. Recycled ideas are great as long as you use caution how it is made. Also used as a mini fish bowl isn't a great idea cause it would kill the fish wit lack of oxygen.

10:03AM PDT on Mar 28, 2011


6:39AM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

What a great idea- and it is charming indeed! The big flood light ones that fit into hi hats would be interesting too, ty!

1:18AM PST on Feb 21, 2011

thank you admin


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