DIY Light Bulb Bugs! | A Fun & Easy Recycling Project

Fern Martin, Card Designer, Jewellery Maker, Craft Enthusiast

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7 Videos (19m)
    • Lesson Introduction

    • What Materials & Tools Will I Need?

    • A Quick Note About Safety

    • Making The Bug: Part 1 (Legs, Wings & Antennae)

    • Making The Bug: Part 2 (Beaded Wings & Wire Wrapping)

    • Alternative Design Ideas & Inspiration

    • Project Challenge & Thank-You!


About This Class


This bitesize class will be all about how to recycle light bulbs into cute bugs, and it will mainly involve easy wirework techniques.

The students require basic tools and materials and no previous knowledge or experience...a little bit of imagination would help though!

I will walkthrough the making of one light bulb bug using a long cylindrical light bulb, craft wire and seed beads.


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Such a nice way to repurpose used light bulbs. I really enjoyed seeing the three bug ideas!
Jane And Sonja

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Fern Martin

Card Designer, Jewellery Maker, Craft Enthusiast

Hello there!

I'm Fern. My main loves are crafts and entrepreneurialism, so if I ever have the opportunity to combine the two then I do! I design and make both greetings cards and jewellery, and I also create digital patterns and graphics.

This year I am planning to continue working my way through a 'Crafts I Want To Try' list (it's a very long list), and further improve on crafts I already enjoy such as knitting and sewing.

I have always enjoyed teaching online via writte...

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