We switched to CFLs about a year ago, but being the clutter collectors that we are, we saved the old lightbulbs, you know, just in case... Well, I think I know what I'll be doing with them.
- A metal saw
- A light bulb
- 2 screwdrivers (small and large)
- A round file
- Metal wire (beading or fishing wire should work)
Here are the steps, translated from Esprit Cabane:
- Saw the base of the screw cap with a metal saw, turning the bulb regularly, so you remove the electrical contact part.
- Once the base of the screw cap is cut, insert a screwdriver and break the glass tube that sticks out (be careful).
- Then, place a larger screwdriver in the cavity of glass, pushing down firmly, so the filament is separated from the bulb.
- With a round file, enlarge the opening and take out the filament. The bulb should be empty now.
- To create suspended vases, drill two holes by hand on both sides of the screw cap with a drill bit. The aluminum should pierce easily.
- Slip metal wire (or fishing wire) through the holes that you punched and tie a knot on each side (like a purse strap).
- Then suspend the vase from a hook, or wherever you like.
- Put a little water in the bulb and then some flowers.