Friday, December 23, 2011

DIY Lightbulb Pears

DIY Lightbulb Pears
I saw these on pinterest and had to give them a try! I found a bagful of used lightbulbs in my closet at school so instead of tossing them, I brought them home to upcycle! These were very easy but took awhile since I had so many bulbs. :) This is the perfect fall/winter craft. Give it a try!

This is what you will need:

First, break the twigs into small pieces for the stems. I tried to break them off so that the bottoms of the pieces were fairly flat for easy gluing. Now is a good time to heat up your hot glue gun.

Hot glue the twig pieces to the base of the bulbs.

Add little dots of hot glue around the base of the twig. I started the twine where my fingers are in the picture and then brought it up and around the base of the twig. This way, you don't get the frayed ends at the top; they get tucked under.

Keep wrapping the twine around the bulb, putting little dots of hot glue underneath as you go.

When you get to the widest part, flip the bulb over and work upside down.

When you have just a tiny hole left, cut your twine so you have about half an inch left.

Put a dab of hot glue in the hole and push the remaining half inch of twine into the glue. Be careful and don't burn your fingers!

Pull off the glue strings and this is what you end up with! Nice, right?

Now, you just need to make a few more so you can have a nice collection to arrange.

But don't worry, the more you make, the faster it goes!


  1. What a unique and beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I LOVE how you used a twig for the stem and displayed them in a triffle dish. (I think that's what it's called?) I have that exact one and now I'm thinking maybe I should make more and display mine differently.....:)

  3. I love these kinds of projects! You would never think there is a light bulb underneath.

  4. Hi Lindsey! What a very clever idea! The whole project not only looks doable but I WANT to do it! Pinterest is a great resource for ideas and information but not everything is easily transferable to the home crafter, but this looks like a KEEPER.
    Thanks for sharing this!


  5. Two thumbs up! Love the way your pears turned out. The texture is wonderful.

  6. I'm posting a link to your tutorial on my blog. I made some pears last year, but only took pics of the finished product not the process. I had an old bulb and thought "oh, I'll just make another one real fast" don't do "real fast" well, so it didn't turn out, so instead I searched pinterest, found a blog with great pics (yours) and am posting a link so people can come here for a visual of the process. They are some of my favorite decor.


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