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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Recycled Light bulb Holiday Ornaments

Easy and eco-friendly -- recycle burned out light bulbs for cute Christmas ornaments.

Cover burnt out light bulbs with water-based varnish, tissue paper and paint. Add yarn or ribbon to create a hanging ornament.

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I use burned-out light bulbs for my crafts, You can make Santa Claus's face, Snowmans, Penguins, Easter Bunnies, Halloween witches, reindeers. Your imageation can go crazy, using burnd-out light bulbs. Joyce Olmsted Coeymans,N.Y.

wow this is one I will be doing for sure.I have always kept my old glass christmas balls and done similar to them.

I have been making these for many years. They not only keep burned out bulbs from the landfill, they are a very in-expensive way to obtain many different styles of ornaments using just a little artistic ability. I sometimes sprinkle different colors of glitter on the bulb while the paint is wet, or paint the bulb with white glue, then sprinkle the glitter on. For drying without affecting the glitter and glue, I wrap the end (part that has the screw head) with varying colors of knitting yarn, or crochet yarn, then create a "hanging loop" before tying off. Add an ornament hanger. Once I've covered the bulbs with paint/glue/glitter, I hang them on either a wire clothes hanger, or a stretch of yarn/ribbon/rope that is suspended between a door frame, at the very top of the frame. Once dry, I add various type embellishments (Christmas theme), such as plaid Christmas ribbon, Poinsettia (plastic or fabric) flowers (one on each side), Holly and berries, or any other type Christmas items such as small bells, etc., to the end with the hanging loop to hide that part of the bulb. I use them for my decorations, but I also make them as gifts for others. They are very quick and easy to make. They look really nice on a tree, but also make a great garland draped across window frames along the top inside of the frame, so they can be seen at night if you have any kind of illumination in the windows, or they can be draped over the top of windows inside, around door frames, or along a fireplace mantle. All that is necessary to make a garland of them is to use a purchased fake Christmas garland of Holly and berries, or anything of your choosing, then hanging the decorated bulbs along the garland once it's in place. I've also placed 2-3 or even 4 in a semi-large bowl that is clear, and used it as a table centerpiece, or just to sit around the room on lamp tables. The uses are almost endless with a little imagination.

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