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Recycled Bulb Hot Air Balloons

By: Rook No. 17
Updated February 21, 2019
Recycled Bulb Hot Air Balloons
Recycled Bulb Hot Air Balloons
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If you're looking for a unique stashbuster craft, try your hand at this whimsical Recycled Bulb Hot Air Balloons project! Not only are the balloons made from repurposed light bulbs, the rest of this project also comes from items destined for the trash. Use water bottle caps, fabric scraps and, of course, an old light bulb to create your own fanciful green recycling crafts. This tutorial will show you how it's done! Recycle craft ideas like this one will save you money and add style to your home. This recycled craft would make a great decoration for a whimsical party theme, as well!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting


HolidayEarth Day

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What an interesting way to recycle light bulbs when they have blown. The designer was really thing out of the box with this design idea. For that whimsical room decor this would be a great addition. I really like the material used. It has been a long while since I have seen rick-rack used in anything other than sewing!

Not really sure why I would make these, but they are really adorable. By using the materials suggested in the list this project will surely keep a lot of pieces out of the landfill.

What a novel idea! I wish I had kept all of my burned out bulbs. Maybe I can get the neighbors to give me theirs. Or maybe I just need to check the recycle bins. Either way, I ant to make these. I love to make mobiles and these will be great especially if I can get some smaller bulbs to mix in with the big ones.

These are insanely adorable! I'm a big fan of hot air balloons, so I'll definitely want to try this the next time I have a burnt out lightbulb.

These are absolutely adorable! Definitely a cool "upcycling" project.

How do u find the instrutions..i have tried sends me to an education screen..wold love to make these....can some one help..

Don't know that I would ever make these, BUT it is a GREAT idea. I think they are adorable. Looks like a baby's room decoration.

Thanks a mil for featuring my project! I hope it'll inspire others to reconsider tossing their old light bulbs and will enjoy making something whimsical and sweet with them! Jenn/Rook No. 17


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