The other day my roommate was replacing his broken light bulb with a new one. Light bulbs are becoming rarer these days, with LED’s taking over and everything and I was gripped by a sentiment that urged me to make something out of this piece of metal and glass that soon will represent nostalgia. So I opened up the light bulb and broke some elements out, and figured that putting something in it would be neat.

I folded a tiny paper crane, made a tiny cloud and connected thin threads to them both. Now I want to put all kinds of things in light bulbs…




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    joyce matula welch

    May 30, 2012 at 21:10

    This is really cool!

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    May 31, 2012 at 11:10

    awww, this is cute!

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    June 1, 2012 at 14:49

    Great post: that’s amazing!
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    June 1, 2012 at 20:33

    I love this idea!!! so cool :)


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    Tamaras Blend

    June 2, 2012 at 19:52

    This is such an amazing idea, I’m gonna use this as a decoration for my birthday party. Thanks!

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    June 13, 2012 at 23:12

    That is the COOLEST thing I have ever seen!

    I really need to make some light bulb decor items.

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    June 18, 2012 at 14:17

    How sweet! I love the shape of a proper lightbulb, but can’t remember the last time I bought one – energy-efficieny, and all that. You’ve inspired me to try and rescue one!

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    May 22, 2013 at 20:50

    I have one question: How do you seal the light bulb backup? I can´t for the life of me find any info on how to do that.
    Regards from Iceland


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      Magical Day Dream

      May 22, 2013 at 22:03

      I cut out a cardboard circle that was metallic coloured and glued it on with a hot glue gun. It didn’t turn out to be the strongest fix. It also depend on how you want to use it; this one is just filled with air so pretty light. If I were to fill the light bulbs with liquid for example (like in later vase DIY’s) and want to close them, I would never choose such a material.. Hope that helps


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