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Dazzle and Delight: 10 Ways You Can Reuse Old Light Bulbs

Fight the urge to throw the used light bulbs away – you never know when you’ll be able to reuse them. Just take a look at these amazing crafts, made out of light bulbs! They’re unique and budget friendly! You can even ask your friends to give you some of their old light bulbs and help them get rid of the clutter! Here are 10 ways you can reuse old light bulbs and make them shine in a whole new light!  

Light Bulb Necklace

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If you’re obsessed with uncommon, innovative accessories, this project will make you really happy! Wrap some wire around tiny light bulbs and turn them into a fun necklace in just a few simple steps! Visit Stuff Steph Does for more details!

Christmas Wreath

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It’s never too early to start prepping for Christmas! If you’re bored with traditional holiday wreaths and have always wished for something more special and creative, Joyful Treasure Hunting might have just what you’re looking for! It’s a wreath made out of light bulbs and it looks stunning!

Christmas Ornaments

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Speaking of Christmas, how about these adorable little light bulb ornaments?! P&G Everyday tells you how to make three different Christmas ornaments, using old light bulbs! Imagine them hanging happily on your Christmas tree, brightening up the whole room!

Tiny Terrarium

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There is something so delicate about this light bulb terrarium we found at The Hipster Home. If you have a steady hand and love a crafty challenge, why not build a tiny terrarium inside of a light bulb? Looking at you, ecosystem lovers!

Snow Globe


Who doesn’t love snow globes?! From children to adults, snow globes can bring a smile to anyone’s face! Just imagine the look on your family’s face when you surprise them with these light bulb snow globes! Visit No Biggie for a full tutorial!

Oil Lamps


We can barely believe how neat and chic these oil lamps look like! They are bound to bring a whole new light to your home’s interior. And the best part is that you get to use up some of those old light bulbs in the process! Head over to Instructables for the how-to!

Modern Topiary

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Natural décor has its beauty, modern décor has its uniqueness. If you’re over classic topiaries that all look the same, just swap the plants for some light bulbs you don’t need anymore! Don’t believe us that it can be done? We’ll just let Ruffled convince you!

Light Bulb Centerpiece

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You won’t be able to look away from this magical centerpiece! It has a rustic vibe and a calming energy, turning the entire room into a sanctuary. Your guests will fall in love with it, no doubt! Buzzfeed never disappoints and this time is no exception!

A Unique Gift

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Sometimes the best repurposing is the one who has a deeper meaning to it. Design Sponge has a lovely tutorial on how to turn a light bulb into a thoughtful, unique gift that will let your loved one know how much you appreciate them. What better way to tell someone they are the light of your life?

Cash Holder

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Another light bulb gift idea, because you can never have too many! Happy Mothering made a cash holder using an old light bulb and if that’s not absolutely brilliant, we don’t know what is! Anyone will rejoice at this gift, but especially your teenage relatives!

How are you repurposing your light bulbs?! Share your ideas with us!