DIY lamp vase from an old light bulb!

3:55:00 PM

Hello sweeties! I had the morning to myself and didn't want to go outside, so I've decided to make something beautiful!

I have been seeing these wonderful vases made of lamp bulbs all over pinterest for some time now. They looked so appealing! However, I stopped using this kind of bulbs years ago and the new ones (CFL) contain mercury and they are totally unsuitable for the task! In fact they should never ever, I mean EVER break. (in case they do by accident learn what you need to do to stay safe here and here).

Yesterday, I discovered that the last remaining traditional bulb I had in my balcony, had died and thought of giving this tutorial a try.

 It was a bit harder than I thought to take all the glasses and inside parts of the lamp out, mostly because my bulb was really small. It took me almost 15 minutes to do that, but it was easier from then on! I just made two holes in the metal and adjusted some wire. Then I added water and some baby's breath flowers and tada! What do you think?



I think I love my new vase!!!
Wishing you a wonderful and carefree weekend!
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Akamatra

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8 comments

  1. What a lovely idea Maro!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  2. You are not so Akamatra, eventually... :)

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  3. amazing idea!

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  4. Great idea!!!!
    Love your vase!!! and your photos Maroulatsi!!!! ;-)

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  5. Καλά κάνεις και το αγαπάς! Είναι υπέροχο! Τόσο ρομαντικό και ανοιξιάτικο και και και Κουκλίστικο!

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  6. Very beautiful vase!!!! Great job you made!!!!
    And very beautiful pictures of your new vase!)

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  7. This is such a brilliant tutorial - I love it, beautiful simplicity!

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  8. Thanks sweeties! I'll try to make more DIY's since you seem to like them!

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