Anytime I see a new DIY project, I try to decide if it’d be easier to make it or just buy it. Most of the time it’d be easier to just buy it, but then there are some DIY projects out there that just catch your eye. You know that you could buy a coat rack or wall hooks, but would they be as awesome as the one you are going to make? Probably not! Especially if you have a little bit of craftiness in your bones. When I saw this awesome coat rack using lightbulb wall hooks, I knew I was going to have to add this to my to-do list. It has a rustic look, but it also has an almost industrial look thanks to the cement as well. If you are a little bit confused about where I’m going with this, check out these step by step instructions on how to make your very own coat rack using lightbulb wall hooks. First things first, here are the supplies you will need:
5 – Burnt Out Lightbulbs
Needle Nose Pliers
The first thing you need to do to get started is disassemble your burnt out light bulbs. For this project, you can buy new lightbulbs or you can just wait until you have five burnt out lightbulbs from around your house.
When working with fragile glass, we recommend that you wear safety glasses as well as gloves. This is not a dangerous project but better safe than sorry. Hold the lightbulb upside down and use your need nose pliers to remove the small metal piece on the bottom of the bulb. It’s the round shaped metal conductor that contacts the center of the light socket.
Then insert your pick into the small opening and break the glass insulator. This is normally black, so it shouldn’t be too tricky to find. Break by applying a small amount of pressure while carefully holding the base of the bulb.
If you just pry the pick back and forth, this is really easy to break.
Break the inside piece as well carefully with your pick making it so the inside of the bulb is completely dismantled.
You will have pieces in the bottom of the bulb, so make sure your bulb is completely empty before moving on to the next step.
Next up is the concrete! There are a few different ways to make the concrete depending on how you want the lightbulbs to look.
You can make the concrete a little more runny by adding small amounts of water. This makes it very easy to pour into the bulbs, but the look may not be what you are looking for.
If you want a more shiny finish, the concrete should be a little more dry.
Every mixture has its very own pros and cons, so it might be best to do a few tests to see what works best for you.
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