Recycle Old Light Bulb





Introduction: Recycle Old Light Bulb

How to make ship in to old light bulb

Step 1: Bulb Prepare

Cut bulb and remove wolfram with filament

Step 2: Mast

Make a mast from toothpick and agraffe.

Step 3: Hulk and Mast

Make hulk from cork or other materials, and pick the mast.

Step 4: Ship Details

Add ship details: sail, rope, etc.

Step 5: Hot Glue

Make water imitation from hot blue glue.

Step 6:

Fold mast and put ship in to the bulb.

Step 7: Set Pole

Set mast with toothpick.

Step 8: Glue

stick together glass with bulb screw.

Step 9: Finish

Make "bulb holder" and fasten.

Good Luck

Sorry my English



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    144 Discussions

    This way cool and I find your English charming.

    I came up with an idea to build a glass light bulb ship in a bulb. And see there are already others doing it now.

    Well may try a lighthouse in a light bulb.

    Very neat. I have a big heap of used lightbulbs in my kitchen, I'll be able to create the Spanish Armada :)

    awwww so cute but so coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooL

    Been wondering what to do with the cork I have lying around. Thanks!

    Thanks for the idea and the pictures:

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    where did you find such thick toothpicks? bamboo skewers are too thick and solid for me to poke through it and the toothpicks i have seem too flimsy :(

    2 replies

    Yup Moosofa i was having the same exact issue! maybe a smaller needle or something

     just make the bamboo skewers smaller. use a knife. i think that would work...

    I love this idea
    I made one of this as a christmas for my mom
    The only problem was that I had to put glue on the outside and it was white, but I still think it looks good.
    Thank you for this guide