Bright Ideas: How to Recycle Light Bulbs in Creative Ways


How-to-Recycle-Light-BulbsDING! Our creative light bulb just went off, and we’ve rounded up 12 lightbulb crafts for some truly green crafting.

Looking for some great ways to recycle this season? Well look no further! The following lightbulb crafts from FaveCrafts and AllFreeHolidayCrafts will shock and amaze you. Don’t throw out those “burnt out” bulbs. They have a lot more life left in them than you think.

Everyone dreads that quiet jingle that indicates that a lightbulb needs to be replaced. However, if you save your old glass bulbs, you’ll notice there is more jingle in your pockets.

No, that wasn’t the microwave – you just realized that there are so many wonderful decorating ideas to make with lightbulbs!

Perhaps these 12 lightbulb crafts will inspire you to come up with a few recycling projects of your own. Prepare to shout “Eureka!” because you’re about to discover some crafting gold. With lightbulbs, you can create thrifty projects that will both save the environment and save you money. Start saving those bulbs now because Christmas will spring upon you quicker than you think, and you will want plenty of glass bulbs to create ornaments and other trinkets. With so many home décor ideas and more, I’m surprised you’re still reading and not crafting yet! Here are 12 lightbulb ideas that will never dim.

 Lightbulb Christmas Ornaments

  1. Recycled Lightbulb Snowman
  2. Recycled Lightbulb Holiday Ornaments
  3. Recycling Old Bulbs
  4. Recycled Lightbulb Angel Ornament
  5. Shiny Recycled Lightbulb Ornament
  6. Cute Recycled Lightbulb Penguin Ornament



Soaring Light Bulb BirdsLightbulb Crafts

  1. Cute Recycled Lightbulb Vase
  2. Soaring Lightbulb Birds
  3. Upcycled Lightbulb Centerpiece
  4. Recycled Bulb Hot Air Balloons
  5. Homemade Maracas from Lightbulbs
  6. Bright Idea Father’s Day Gift


Did these lightbulb crafts give you a few bright ideas of your own? Tell us what they are in the comments section below!


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  1. Helena says

    This is genius! I never really thought to ever recycle light bulbs for crafts. I especially love the recycled snowman ornaments! Not only can you make snowmen ornaments but you could really get creative and reuse dead light bulbs for any season. Put some ears on the light bulbs and it’s transformed from a winter DIY project to a spring-friendly project! You can turn them into fun monsters for halloween, or add some tail feathers to transform it into a turkey for Thanksgiving.

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