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Bright Ideas: 20 Lightbulb Projects

People have come up with some bright ideas for reusing their burnt out lightbulbs. Hanging a lightbulb vase or terrarium in your house is a creative way to add a little greenery to the room. The next party you throw, consider using lightbulbs for place cards. This week you and the kids can paint Easter Bunnies from lightbulbs to give to friends. Check out more creative ideas right here…


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    Hanging Lightbulb Vase
    Hang a lightbulb from a wire and fill with water and small flowers.
    Find out more at Free People.
  • Painted Easter Bunny Bulbs 3 of 21
    Painted Easter Bunny Bulbs
    This could definitely be a fun craft for the older kids to help out with.
    Find out more at Etsy.
  • Lightbulb Hooks 4 of 21
    Lightbulb Hooks
    Change up your coat rack by hanging concrete hooks on your wall using lightbulbs.
    Find out more at Apent Hus.
  • Fabric Hot Air Balloons 5 of 21
    Fabric Hot Air Balloons
    Use a little decoupage magic to create these fabric covered hot air balloons from lightbulbs.
    Find out more at Rook No 17.
  • Lightbulb Wreath 6 of 21
    Lightbulb Wreath
    Collect your burnt out lightbulbs to make a shiny wreath.
    Find out more at Mother Earth Living.
  • Lightbulb Pear Decor 7 of 21
    Lightbulb Pear Decor
    Use lightbulbs as the base for making pears from rope to decorate your home with.
    Find out more at Todd Lindsey.
  • Oil Lamp 8 of 21
    Oil Lamp
    Turn any lightbulb into a quick and easy oil lamp.
    Find out more at 123 Inspiration.
  • Topiary 9 of 21
    Topiary
    Decorate your living room with a bold new centerpiece.
    Find out more at Ruffled Blog.
  • Lightbulb Origami Mobile 10 of 21
    Lightbulb Origami Mobile
    Add some color to your room with a paper crane mobile.
    Find out more at Carnets Parisiens.
  • For Your Sweetheart 11 of 21
    For Your Sweetheart
    Make a loving surprise for your sweetheart to put on his or her desk.
    Find out more at Design Sponge.
  • Terrariums 12 of 21
    Terrariums
    Use lightbulb terrariums for place cards or as a small gift for a friend.
    Find out more at A Subtle Revelry.
  • Standing Vase 13 of 21
    Standing Vase
    Instead of hanging a lightbulb, use a wire hanger for a stand.
    Find out more at Three Years of Death.
  • Spice Rack 14 of 21
    Spice Rack
    Clean out your bulbs and fill them with spices.
    Find out more at Inhabitat.
  • Artichoke Centerpiece 15 of 21
    Artichoke Centerpiece
    Make an artichoke centerpiece using scrap fabrics and a light bulb.
    Find out more at Buzzfeed.
  • Car Lightbulb Necklace 16 of 21
    Car Lightbulb Necklace
    Take a burnt out car lightbulb and transform it into a necklace.
    Find out more at Project Love Good.
  • Rustic Centerpiece 17 of 21
    Rustic Centerpiece
    Build a centerpiece that will make your table glow.
    Find out more at Buzzfeed.
  • For the Table 18 of 21
    For the Table
    Light the way to their seat with these place cards.
    Find out more at Ruffled Blog.
  • Lace Lightbulbs 19 of 21
    Lace Lightbulbs
    Cast pretty patterns on the walls by using doilies to make lace lightbulbs.
    Find out more at A Bit of Bees Knees.
  • Lightbulb Painted Hot Air Balloons 20 of 21
    Lightbulb Painted Hot Air Balloons
    These would look adorable in a child's room, hanging from the ceiling.
    Find out more at 1000 Pinterest Challenge.
  • Glitter Bulbs 21 of 21
    Glitter Bulbs
    This wedding was all about lightbulbs and filled lightbulbs with glitter for place cards and to hang from the trees.
    Find out more at Wedding Chicks.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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