Home » $1 and Free, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline

Make Recycled Light Bulb Hot Air Balloons

23 April 2012 12,994 views 2 Comments

by rhonda

In honor of Earth Day yesterday, we are bringing you a whole week focusing on recycled crafts.  Today's does of repurposed goodness comes to us from Jenn at Rook No. 17, who found a whimsical use for burnt-out incandescent light bulbs: miniature hot air balloons!  By combining the bulbs with other odds and ends that were likely otherwise destined for the trash can as well, she created a set of adorable ornaments.  You could even make them seasonally-themed to use as holiday decorations!  [how to make recycled light bulb hot air balloons]

Project estimate:

  • Light bulb, on hand
  • Fabric scraps, on hand
  • Glue, on hand
  • String or twine, on hand
  • Water bottle cap, on hand
  • Paint, on hand
  • Ribbon or ric rac, on hand or $1

Total:  Free and up


Follow Me on Pinterest

Disclosure: this article may contain affiliate links or other forms of sponsored content. Opinions are 100% the author's. Full disclosure policy.


  • Jenn/Rook No. 17 said:

    So, so happy to have my project featured on Dollar Store Crafts! Thanks a mil!!!


  • Erin @ The Great Indoors said:

    Too cute and easy! Definitely pinning this one. :-)