Here I'll show you how to prepare or rather remove the insides of a fused filament bulb and retain the bulb along with the holder attached. The holder makes it safer and easier to handle the bulb for further use.
1. Fused Bulb (bayonet type holder)
2. Pair of pliers (handles preferably without pvc cover)
3. Pointed screwdriver bit or punch (optional)
4. Safety goggles
Instructables is a great place to start for putting the prepared bulb(s) to use. A few examples that come to mind are, use as a beaker, small flower pot, flower vase, convex lens, chandelier, LED bulb, tadpole aquarium, mosquito larvae incubator (the bulb filled with water magnifies the larvae inside, great science project for kids) etc. Of course I would like to hear what you did with yours.