I always seem to have a new project idea in my head. When I explain to everyone the details of the project I usually say “It’s not that hard. It’s really simple and easy to do!” My friends and family know me well and know that anything I do is a little more advanced than I tend to realize. Well at least I go into these projects with high hopes.
This project I saw on pinterest and though I really should give it a try. It is a diy lightbulb bud vase. Cool right?
Saturday I had my friend Tracy over to help me with this project. She decided she’d rather watch instead. I guess she realized it didn’t look as easy as I made it sound.
Originally this was intended to be a tutorial but it ended up being an “OMG this was harder than I expected” post.
First you take the little metal disc off. Once I got that off I had to break the black piece of glass at the top.
I hammered and hammered and pounded and CUSSED! A LOT! “#@!**# stupid thing won’t come off!” Grrrr.” The tutorials made it look so easy. Finally it was off. Now for the little tube inside. Easy right? NOPE! More cussing was followed and then even more cussing was followed. Nathan and Tracy started snapping pictures at this point and laughing.
It was pretty funny really. Finally the piece was out and the glass remains of it were chipped away. Now to get the white bulb white. Tracy said to me “How do you get that off?” I say “Oh it’s simple. You just wipe it out!” Haha. Cue more cussing. #@!** The tutorial I watched said to use sugar or salt in the bulb and shake it around to remove the white powder. I shook and shook and shook and more #$** followed. This was not a powder inside. IT WAS WHITE SPRAYED IN!!! Ughhhh.
I had such high hopes for this project too. I am so bummed. Next time I will buy the clear ones and make a vase that way. Then maybe I will have a real tutorial.