I too saw the post of the light bulb lamp ad got started working on my own. I was hoping to put out an instructable before anyone else did, but BUMPUS beat me to it (cheers mate!)
THIS POST IS NOT MEANT TO PRESENT A "BETTER" WAY, IT SIMPLY PRESENTS A DIFFERENT WAY.
This instructable covers the entire process, from a new light bulb to a new lamp. It includes the hollowing out of the bulb. However, you'll need to come up with your own base for the lamp.
Special thanks to nm918273 for the original instructions on how to hollow a light bulb.
Bigger thanks to my little bro Tanner for shooting the pics.
I did my best to include a lot of photos and detailed steps.
Hope you enjoy it.
Step 1: Materials Needed!
-Needle Nose Pliers
-Flathead Screw Driver
-Big Ol' Nail