It’s easy to get caught up in all the consumerism of the festive season, but consider a few everyday items for decorating this Christmas before you run out and buy all new ornaments.
This simple yet oh so adorable idea can be used as a hanging vase with fresh flowers any time of the year, but they’re sure to add some very sweet charm to your christmas tree!
Simply collect your disused light bulbs through the year (and hopefully you’ve been using energy savers!). With some thick gloves on, use some pliers to remove the centre of the bulb that contains the electrical element. Then attach some wire around the base of the bulb (or poke through some small holes in each side if you have a tool called a rivet) and twist it up the sides of the wire into a hanging handle. Simply fill with some water and add some fresh flowers. Or display with some plastic flowers, berries or trinkets inside like a snow globe.
Be careful with handling glass as it is quite thin so be sure to use thick leather gloves and don’t apply too much pressure on the bulbs. Oh and if you keep the box for the bulb handy then you have a safe place to pack them away once you take down your tree. Or you could just keep using them through out the year!
Enjoy a handmade festive season and reduce landfill at the same time!