Step 4: Snowman -the Upright Lightbulb Continued

  • Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon egg shells (snow).
  • Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon glitter.
  • Add distilled or boiled then cooled water, about 3/4 full.
  • Add a couple of drops glycerine (I tried adding the glycerine first, but it made the glitter clump together.)
  • Top up with the water, as full as you can.

Putting it together

  • Apply silicone sealant to the inside of the cap.
  • Place cap on light bulb neck and apply sealant to outer rim of bottle cap.
  • Leave upside down until sealant cures (see instructions on package, mine required 48 hrs.) I suggest waiting longer than the recommended time, to make sure it's fully cured before you turn it right side up.

<p>I am not sure how old this is, I am seeing comments from 4-5 years ago, but now they have light bulbs in craft stores, plastic and glass. the ends are like lids. will be easier than taking ends off real light bulbs</p>
<p>Thanks for posting, that is helpful to know. Taking apart a light bulb is not a particularly fun task.</p>
<p>I made this xmas tree by threading a bunch of pieces of soda bottle onto a woodscrew. Although it's much bigger than the hole, I was able to cram it inside!</p>
<p>Cool, that turned out really nice.</p>
Nice one. I'm building one as a present. <br>I also had some issues with taking apart the lightbulb. Apparently they are a built for eternity around here. After removing the metal parts I got a fully enclosed odd shaped glass blob. <br>I managed to cut off the end with the string and nailpolish method. Worked like charm. http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-cut-beer-bottle-half-without-knife-162830/
Wow, that's a cool trick.
why do we add glycerine?<br />
Adding glycerin make the snow/glitter fall slower.<br />
Tee hee... I made a light bulb inside a light bulb :)
hi there it looks amazing can i have its instructions plz?<br /> <br /> thanks
Sure!<br /> I hollowed out the lightbulb like they did in here, and to make the lightbulb inside, I used silver and yellow polymer clay, which when you bake becomes waterproof. For the base, we had some other snowglobe bases and rubber stoppers lying around from fixing someone elses snow globe so i used those and I attached the clay lightbulb up there by putting it on top of a screw. Any questions? <br />
That looks really cool!<br />
Btw, since I live on a boat, this is a smaller lightbulb from one of our lamps. The base is leftover from some make your own snowglobe kits, and the light on the inside is made of polymer clay.<br />
This is a cool project.&nbsp; I'm going to have to go to instructables ANON because I have about 60 projects I want to do now...yikes.&nbsp; Thanks for the ideas!
Thanks, I know what you mean, there are a lot of projects I want to do too!<br />
Is it necessary to take off the metal base?<br />
You could try just removing the black glass and contact point and breaking the filament leaving the base on.&nbsp; But the opening will be smaller for fitting stuff inside.<br />
Thanks<br />
wow very creative !! well done!<br />
Thanks!<br />
THis is so sweet. it is green and it is snow! ingenious
Ya, rather then tossing a light bulb when it burns out, why not make something from it. Thanks.
That is so beautiful! I love it! :')
The best part is, that you put a light in in, that is what I love most! :)
Try using baby oil instead of water. It is clear, but thicker so the glitter/snow won't setting as quickly!
I was thinking about that, but wasn't sure how the oil would work with the glue. The snow would definitely fall more gently.
That's true... The snow globes i had made were in mason jars...
Mason jars, that sound really cool.
Wow that's really neat! Now put a little ship in there >:)
Ya, the ship in a little bulb is really cool!<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle_Old_Light_Bulb_1/">Recycle Old Light Bulb</a><br/>
Congrats on winning! Nice job.
Well I know one Instructable that is going to get the author a dremel...
This is so cute! And it also gives me something to do with all of the little plexiglass bits that are all over the floor from my latest project. Go recycling!
Good idea but I would be worried about the glass breaking :o
Yes, light bulb glass is quite delicate, I went through a few light bulbs when making these.
Oh well Good Idea though!
I can't believe I never noticed this Instructable before. It must have been posted when my computer went down. Anyway, nice job! This is really cool.
fantastic! :D I love snow globes.. I wish I saw this yearlier
where did you get the bottle cap from?
The bottle cap for the snow man snow globe is from a bottle of San Pellegrino mineral water(750ml), the other bottle cap for the Santa snow globe is from a bottle of olive oil.
OLIVE OIL! NICE! (im not weird)
Aaah i only have frosted, OH NOSE! Great instructable 5/5 -Duck
nice instructable 5 * kinder surprise toys would work great. they are small, colorful and cheap.
And the kinder surprise chocolate is pretty yummy too, great idea, thanks.
In from the weakest point -- always a good strategy. Anyway, remember everyone: a light bulb electrical socket (standard, 120 volt) is AC and will only accept AC devices, of course. One may change the AC to DC to do a particular job, like a 120v run LED you can find in any variety store. There are electronics in the devices for proper volt, amp, and resistance conversion.

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