The glass light bulb is arguably one of the most iconic human inventions of all time. Its image is often used to represent ideas, innovation, and progress in western society. Despite its elegance, the downside to the classic glass light bulb is that it is a fragile device with a relatively short lifespan. Glass light bulbs burn out quickly and are discarded, and now they are often replaced with more modern and longer lasting fluorescent bulbs. If you no longer have any glass bulbs employed in your home, consider seeking out some vintage light bulbs that are often thicker and have more unique shapes and colors. Since we love upcycling and hate seeing anything go to waste, we’ve assembled some beautiful examples of what can be done with left over glass bulbs.