As you’ve probably figured out by now I love finding ways to reuse or repurpose things. Especially glass things for some reason. I think it has to do with the fact that it’s shiny. I love shiny things, sparkly things, glowy things….. ooh shiny. Moving on.
So, back to the tutorial…..
Heres what you need: Light Bulb (obviously) needle nose pliers, regular pliers and small scissors or a screwdriver. I use the scissors, because the pair I have just happens to be the exact width of the bulb neck, but the screw driver will work just as well. And lastly saftey – I recomend a pair of goggles and a pair of gloves.
This next part is where you want to start using that saftey gear. This is the hardest part, but it’s still really simple. That black part on the back of the bulb – It’s glass, who knew? Before this I didn’t. Any way, take your regular pliers or even a small hammer and tap gently to break the black glass. USE YOUR GOGGLES during this. I didn’t have any the first time I tried this and little pieces of glass hit my face! Yikes! Also I recomend doing this INSIDE of a trash can as the chipped glass does fly about a bit. (another recomendation would be a smock of some kind – I was wearing a low cut cammi and glass bits in the bra….. not fun) You also wanna put on your gloves just in case the bulb breaks. I haven’t had it happen to me, but hey, you’re using a blunt object to strike at THIN glass. Better safe than in the ER for stitches.
As I said I use my scissors for this because they are the exact size of the bulb neck but you could do the same thing with the screw driver. I tap lightly with the scissors to break things up and then a slight twisting motion to clear all the glass from the neck of the bulb.
There are lots of ideas all over Pintrest for great uses for this project. I’m still learning here or I would have posted a few links. So far I just can’t get them to work right……. Any tips on that would be great.
Have you tried this? What projects have you come up with?