Bulb Art




By: Adam Zawaideh, Graham Eschrich, Niko Jones, Brandon Cushman

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Step 1: Gather Materials

Items needed: 1. Finished lightbulbs(s) 2. Needle nose pliers 3. Screw driver 4. Protective glasses 5. Towel or something to protect hands 6. Trash for glass

Step 2: Hollow Out Your Bulb

To be able to put things into your bulb you first need to hollow it out. You first need to remove the screw from the top of the light bulb, you then have to use the pliers to remove all black glass, once that is done you need to gently knock out the glass from inside the bulb using the screwdriver, and finally remove the leftover glass.

Step 3: Use Your Imagination

Now that your recycled bulb is hollowed out and ready to go you can use your imagination and make anything you can thing of.

Step 4: Our Creations 1-6

1. Candle 2. Aquarium* 3. Spice rack 4. Necklace 5. Oil candle 6. Bulb flower

Step 5: 1st Tutorial

What you need: 1. Any old Candle 2. Lightbulb To make this all you need to do is stick the candle within the bulb to make a cool base for your candle.

Step 6: 2nd Tutorial

What you need: 1. Bulb 2. Fish 3. Scenery To make this cool fish tank what you will need to do is pre fill the bulb with your scenery. Once that is done you can put the fish and water in and you have your aquarium.

Step 7: 3rd Tutorial

What you need: 1. Bulbs 2. Spices 3. Tape 4. Egg carton To make your spice container you have to fill the bulb with your spice. Once the spices are in put your tape over the top and poke hills on the top. After you have your spice containers made you can use your egg carton for a spice rack.

Step 8: 4th Tutorial

What you need: 1. Bulb 2. String This is a simple yet cool creation. To make this one you tie your string the bulb to make a nice piece of jewelry.

Step 9: 5th Tutorial

What you need: 1. Bulb 2. Candle wick 3. Oil 4. Bottle cap To make this oil candle all you need to do is take your empty bulb and full half way with oil. Once the bulb is filled you can place the wick in and feed through your bottle cap for support. Once that is in you can light it up and your ready to go.

Step 10: 6th Tutorial

What you need: 1. Multiple bulbs 2. Hot glue 3. Artificial candle Hot flue all your bulbs together to make your flower. Once they are all glued together put it on top of your artificial candle to make a well lit bulb flower.

Step 11: Eco Friendly?

The reason our projects are environmentally friendly is because bulbs are not recyclable. By reusing all these bulbs we are saving a lot of garbage that otherwise would be wasted filling land fills. We had bulbs that measured: 3 cubic inches 20.4 cubic inches 16.48 cubic inches .6 cubic inches Averaging all these out the average volume of a lightbulb is 10.12 cubic inches. For our project we used the equation: (10.12 cubic inches)x is equal to our amount of space saved in landfills from light bulbs. Our result was 91.08 cubic in saved. If everyone were to collect there dead bulbs and use them and or donate them for these small projects we can save mass amount if space that is shoved into landfills. We calculated how this would help at different levels and we got: At 100 bulbs save: 1,012 cubic in 1,000: 10,120 cubic in 50,000: 50,600 cubic in

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    17 Discussions


    Reply 2 years ago

    How in the world can you even get it out? When I was 6 I won the lottery for the class goldfish, and I knew I had to clean the scum out of the bowl regularly. I was actually too little for the job but I still did it every week. I still have a scar between my fingers from dropping the bowl in the sink, and rescuing the fish from between two pieces of glass. Amazingly, he was unhurt. I found a suitable temporary bowl for him before I tended my half cut off finger. I didn't look for a light bulb.


    2 years ago



    2 years ago

    I don't like PETA, but i do love animals, and a fish isn't a decoration, or a piece of "art" reguardless of what Damien Hirst thinks. (Who is NOT an artist, but a wanna be, a middle school kid with a thought disorder on Frog Dissection day, which I also hate) Sorry, I think this is terrible, not the idea of using a light bulb creatively, but using it as a prison for an animal. how do you clean it properly. But mostly, why make an animal suffer when you could instead give it a nice big aquarium with another fish to be with.


    4 years ago

    That is a comet goldfish and they grow to 2 feet long!!!!! Take it out, you are abusing fish, if you want to keep it put iit in a 300 gallon pond with a filter and live plants.

    4 replies

    Fish only grow to the size a given space allows. You can put a immature fish (one that usually grows quite large) into a small space and it will never outgrow its given space.

    that's a very common rumor, they only grow to a certain size but its called stunting, all there bones and skin/scales stop growing but there organs don't, eventually they start pushing on each other and will cause problems such as organ failure, severe bloating, dropsy, and but not limited to death.

    it's extremely painful and very inhumane, and a light bulb isn't even suitable for shrimp, maybe snails but that's it.

    I cam get you a PETA article if you want.

    If that is true, then my tiger oscars hid it VERY well. I had them in the same small tank for nearly 10 yrs and had no issues with them. I will gladly read up on it......I just hadn't found it to happen with all of the fish I have had.....oscars, dempsy, pleco, gold fish......and many others. Thanks for the info.

    well how big was the tank?

    if the tank is a certain size they wont show it because its nit as bad, but it still happens.

    do you want the PETA article?


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Ce serait bien de supprimer le tutoriel et toute idée de faire un aquarium avec une ampoule. J'espère que personne n'a mis cela en pratique.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    put the fish in a proper aquarium or it will die and you will wish u would die


    5 years ago

    take the fish out


    6 years ago

    That poor fish! It has nowhere to go! :*( I'm going to call dhs! Jk, but it isn't a good place to keep a fish, also the lightbulb has poison in it.


    6 years ago

    Space ! Space to live just as the humans do!


    6 years ago

    Also the bulbs have poisons in them would not recommend using for spices.


    6 years ago

    You guys sound pretty smart but as an experienced fishkeeper I feel compelled to remind anyone reading this that you cannot keep a fish in an light bulb. I hope you guys found the little fishy a new and more appropriate home.