Over the weekend I had some time to catch up on inspirational blogs as well as Pinterest. I just needed to do something creative that would give me immediate gratification. After looking at some sites of hanging canning jars with candles in them I decided that I wanted to do something like that too. But as I was changing a light bulb in my studio I had an idea to use the light bulb for a small bud vase, similar yet different than the canning jar idea, but that's just how my mind works. One idea leads to another and another, and so on. I did a Google search on how to make a light bulb into a vase I found this great tutorial. Needless to say, I found a total of three burnt out light bulbs in the house. It was not that hard to do and I love the results for the amount of effort involved.
I immediately went out to my garden and cut a bunch of Zinnias to put in my new light bulb vases. Normally, every Spring I plant a huge patch of Zinnias so that I can have cut flowers all Summer and well into the Fall. With the Spring being so wet every weekend and then the temperatures zoomed up into the 100s I never was able to get my Zinnias planted. Happy day, I had a bunch of volunteers show up unexpectedly.
So, so cute. I tried a flood lamp light bulb, but it broke in the process. You need to be super careful as the light bulb glass is so stinking sharp. But the next time one burns out I will have that shape as well. I also think that adding wire to the top and hanging them like my original plan will be awesome too.
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