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Ditch the Trashy Life – Up cycle Old Light Bulbs

You will need gloves and protective eye wear for this. Break the seal and using pliers, take out the tube and empty out the contents. Click here for more detail. Find a metal washer that is big enough for a 12 cm cotton string to go through but also hold it in place. Glue the washer to the the part that you use to screw in the bulb. Find a round base to place the bulb on. This could be a washer, a large nut, a plastic bottle top or even a piece of wood with a circular hole carved into it. Glue the glass part of the bulb to the base so it is secure. Fill the bulb with lamp oil and thread the string through the washer at the top. Congratulations! You have now converted an old light bulb into an oil lamp. For video tutorials, click here or here.

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Bring Back the Safety Razor

 

You can save a lot of money and save the planet from a lot of heartache by no longer buying disposable razors. These disposable razors end up in landfill or the ocean. Throwing away is not an option because we are now smart enough to realise that ‘away’ actually means somewhere else on the planet. We are better than buying and throwing away stuck on repeat. We can buy a safety razor that we can use over and over again. If the blade is dried after use, it can last quite a while before replacing. These blades can be recycled as they are madce of stainless steel and are much cheaper than other disposable blades. Give it a try, you won’t look back!

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