As environmentally friendly CFL bulbs are becoming the norm, the old fashioned light bulb that everyone in the last few generations grew up with is becoming even more appealing for reuse. There are a surprising number of ways to recycle used bulbs and creative folks continue to push the limits.
It’s quite easy to core away the end of a lightbulb and create a unique mini-vase for flowers or plants. Since the end of a light bulb is metal, there are a million different ways to anchor it in place (or hang it for a beautiful effect).
A DIY terrarium is a lot less intimidating when it’s the size of a light bulb. Add a stabilizing element to the bottom of the bulb and create half a dozen mini ecosystems to add some green without taking up much space.
Light bulbs are an ad designer’s dream. As such a huge part of our culture, they have a lot of thoughts, movements, and feelings associated with them; this makes it really easy to make a statement about the environment, power, brilliance, and reinvention with just a small amount of photoshop work.
Nelly - internet marketer loving design