The logical thing after a lightbulb has burnt out would be to throw it away, right? Well, no, not anymore. Now you can use those old lightbulbs to make beautiful decorations. Here we have some great ideas that will brighten up your home decor or your workspace. You should be careful when making crafts with lightbulbs because they are made of glass after all.

The hardest part of these projects would be opening up the lightbulb and cleaning it. But with a little patience and caution, we are sure you’ll get the hang of it in no time. So, be creative and use all the old lightbulbs in your home to create beautiful decor pieces for your home or to give out as gifts.

Oil Lamp

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Return to the lightbulb its original purpose of bringing light to a room and turn it into an oil lamp. This project might require a bit of your time and effort, but it’s very cheap to make and highly decorative.

Old Lightbulbs Hot Air Balloon

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Aren’t these just the cutest? Imagine a bunch of colorful air balloons hung high in a kid’s bedroom. It’s just delightful. And they are so easy to make! All you need to do is glue a colorful fabric on the lightbulb and attach a “basket” made from a cap on the bottom using a string.

Lightbulb Pears

Here is a very fun decorative piece that won’t look at all amateur made. And it’s very simple to make. You don’t even need to go through the hassle of cleaning up the lightbulb since the inside of it isn’t visible. Use different shaped lightbulbs and make an interesting collection of twig pears that will look amazing in your home.

Lightbulb Vase

Lightbulb vases are a great decorative piece. They are pretty, elegant and so easy to make. You can go many different ways with a lightbulb vase. Hang it on a gardening wire or put it on a base in order to be stable. It looks amazing either way.

Concrete Lightbulb Wall Hook

The contrast of combination a new material like concrete in an everyday shape like a lightbulb is a great design element. And these concrete lightbulbs would make amazing wall hooks or even door handles. Nothing shows that you are creative and willing to take artistic risks like an unusual decorative piece in your home.

Valentine Lightbulb

Here is a project for the more romantic souls out there. Even though Valentine’s Day is behind us that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay any attention to your sweetheart until next year. Little acts of kindest can go a long way. And a pretty gift made with love such as this lightbulb will be greatly appreciated.