Wednesday, August 21, 2013

light bulb moments

What do you do with your burnt out light bulbs? If you're like most people you throw them out with the trash, right? Now, what dodo with them? Let me give you a hint....I don't throw them away.  Just take a look at this.....
Yep, this is my hoard of used light bulbs! I guess I should feel kind of embarrassed by this but let me tell you why I keep every shape and size bulb. Or better yet, I'll show you.

I'm a little teapot....

 bird is the word
clown (not Angry) red bird

rainbow fish ornament
snowman ornament
fat cat in the Santa hat ornament

Ice skating ornament, side 1

Ice skating ornament, side 2

All of these that you see here are just light bulbs and polymer clay, that's it. Most I made a few years ago and almost all of them have found new homes.
So you see, there are lots of things you can make with an old burnt out light bulb. I have so many more ideas. Now, if I can just find the time.........


  1. These are super duper clever! Thanks for sharing such awesome tips!

    1. Your welcome. Thanks for taking the time to read and letting me know!

  2. Oh My Gosh.. This is so cool! I just love when something used up can be made into something wonderful. These are absolutely wonderful!

    1. Thanks Deb! I sometimes think I keep more bottles and cans than I throw in the recycle bin!

  3. Deni shared this post on FB, and I'm glad she did. These are just too clever for words. But, that teapot is precious. You do wonderful work.

    1. Thanks Anna. I think the teapot is my favorite too!