Do you have to burn out a bulb that can not be used for lighting again, where do you put them? Do you discard them into the garbage can without caring much of the danger of its material contents? If you’re like some other people who assume burnt out light bulbs always belong in the trashcan, or in your recycling bin along with other glass items. People usually put them in a garbage can dispose of them without taking another advantage of burn out bulbs.
Disposing of the old light bulb not in the right manner will destroy the earth and another environment. We have to think up proper light bulb disposal that will be beneficial to protect not only everyone from dangerous chemicals but also allows for old, burnt-out bulbs to gain new life through recycling. Bulbs can burn out prematurely, pop, or cause other issues which can be an inconvenience.
Light bulbs are one of those items that can be tricky to dispose of. It depends on what kind of light bulb you have. Some can be thrown away, some can be put in the recycling bin, and some need extra special treatment. There are plenty of creative and fun ways to upcycle this object into many useful things. Come to re-purposing, light bulbs are a tried and true DIY go-to.
Another very interesting idea is to make a tiny terrarium in a light bulb. Remove the insides of the bulb as well as the metal tip. Put adhesive silicone bumpers on the side of the bulb to keep it steady. Then simply add sand and tiny plants.There are seriously hundreds of light bulb terrariums on the Internet! It’s bonkers.
Glass Sculpture For the more avant-garde makers among you, check out this industrial-looking sculpture made from an assortment of light bulbs. Let’s now try something else: an oil lamp made of light bulbs. To make it you need paraffin oil, a wick, two light bulbs, a piece of wood, black gloss paint, magnets and epoxy. Hollow the bulbs, insert the wick and add the oil. The wood, paint and magnets are for the stand.
This one involves a whole lot of cool materials. First, find yourself a vintage sugar mold! Impossible? Maybe, but you could also look for similar shapes or tea light holders at a flea market. Then get battery powered lights to put at the bottom of each opening and top with vintage light bulbs.
Another interesting thing you can make using a burned out light bulb is a tiny vase. First remove the filaments and everything else and either attach silicone pads to the bulb or hang it somewhere.
Hanging tiny planters
Instead of a vase, you could make a tiny planter. We’ll just skip the prep process since it’s the same every time. Put some soil in the bulb and then add the plan or the seeds. Hang it somewhere or display it on a mantel somewhere.