DIY Rustic Pears – Easy Fall Light Bulb Craft

by Alli

DIY Rustic Pears are the perfect craft for fall. Make these pears while watching TV. They are that easy to make. 

Last week I shared an easy DIY canning lid pumpkin and this week’s craft project is just as easy. Seems like I’m on a fall fruit kick with the pumpkins and pears!

Rustic Twine Covered Lightbulb - DIY Rustic Pears

Remember these light bulbs? This is the shape you’ll need to make these rustic pears. 

Light Bulb Pear

I was changing light bulbs in my lamps and kept the old ones to make this project. Why do I need light bulbs?  To make DIY rustic pears, of course.

I think these rustic pears are the cutest things ever.  

What You Will Need To Make DIY Rustic Pears

  • 3 light bulbs (the pear-shaped kind)
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun 
  • Twigs (from the yard)

Rustic Pears from Light Bulbs

Start at the small end of the light bulb and wind the twine around, adding dots of glue as you go to hold the twine in place. Then add a twig to the top with a drop of hot glue and you are done!

I did get a little glue happy at times and some of the glue tried to peak out around the twine. You don’t need a lot, just a little dot here and there.

When you get halfway through, flip the light bulb over. It makes it easier to work with. Once you’re done with the pears, pull off any glue that is visible. 

DIY Rustic Pear

I think I’m going to incorporate these pears into my Thanksgiving centerpiece.

DIY Rustic Pear

Special Note:  Please keep the DIY rustic pears away from children. The bulbs are breakable.

Rustic Pears Made From Lightbulbs

These pears are really cute and a bowl full of them will make the coolest rustic centerpiece. How do you decorate for fall?

DIY Rustic Pear

DIY Rustic Pears

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

These DIY Rustic Pears are so easy to make and they are perfect for fall decorating.

Materials

  • 3 light bulbs (the pear-shaped kind)
  • Twine
  • Twigs (from the yard)

Tools

  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

    1. Start at the small end of the light bulb and wind the twine around, adding dots of glue as you go to hold the twine in place. Make sure to keep the twine tight as you wrap, so that the light bulb doesn't show through.
    2. Add a twig to the top with a drop of hot glue. Remove any dried glue strands from the twine.

Notes

Please keep DIY Rustic Pears away from children. They are breakable.

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This article was originally published in September 2014 and updated in August 2020. 

44 comments

Cindy Eikenberg September 10, 2014 - 7:13 am

Alli, I LOVE these! I have a lot of these light bulbs because to be honest, I’ve been kind of hoarding them for months. (I just like that kind of light better. πŸ™‚ This is definitely a super big hit! Thanks for sharing and have a happy Wednesday!

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Alli September 10, 2014 - 7:43 am

I like them better, too, Cindy!

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Dionne Dean September 10, 2014 - 8:08 am

This makes me feel like I don’t have a creative bone in my body LOL I am just IN LOVE with this idea. It’ll probably tale me a few broken light bulbs before they look like yours though πŸ˜‰

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Alli September 10, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Oh, no it won’t! It’s almost too easy! I promise. πŸ™‚

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Nicole @Nici'sChatterBox September 10, 2014 - 9:46 am

How cool is this?? What a great idea, they look amazing!

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Alli September 10, 2014 - 2:03 pm

I thought they were cool, too! I can’t believe I’ve never seen it done before I starting searching for something simple and easy on Pinterest.

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Madison | Wetherills Say I Do September 10, 2014 - 10:04 am

Alli, this is so cute and easy! I love it. What an awesome project. Who knew you could use a burnt out lightbulb and repurpose it! Pinning!

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Alli September 10, 2014 - 2:02 pm

I know! It’s so simple, yet so cute.

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Louida September 10, 2014 - 10:25 am

Another great DIY idea from Alli! Pinning!

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Artney September 10, 2014 - 10:58 am

Wow! They turned out awesome!!! Seems very easy! I’ll definitely be pinning! πŸ™‚

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Heather September 10, 2014 - 11:43 am

These look great. What a fabulous idea! I will have to try them out myself as they would look great in my home

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Alli September 10, 2014 - 2:01 pm

They are cute, aren’t they? And the cost was zero since I had everything on hand. Those are the kind of projects I love!

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Logan Can September 10, 2014 - 11:57 am

These are so cute and simple! I love it!

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andrea September 10, 2014 - 12:36 pm

I love these! How adorable. I have a bunch of those bulbs, so I may work these into my fall decor.

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Alli September 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm

I’m thinking of making some of the glitter pears for Christmas decor. They are adorable, too.

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Vanessa September 10, 2014 - 12:53 pm

How clever! I love this and going to have to try them out.

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Alli September 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm

It’s one of the easiest projects I’ve ever attempted!

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Tami Qualls September 10, 2014 - 12:56 pm

These are too cute! What a creative idea!

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Alli September 10, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Wish I would have come up with the idea. Don’t you just love Pinterest?

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Tami Qualls September 10, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Well, of course! Who doesn’t love Pinterest?

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Tiffany September 10, 2014 - 1:04 pm

What a cool centerpeice idea that doesn’t get too costly! Plus it looks pretty easy t do…thanks for sharing!

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Alli September 10, 2014 - 1:59 pm

It’s almost too easy, Tiffany!

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Renee @ Renew Your Space September 10, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Oh my! Those really are perfect for pair making πŸ™‚ Very cute – I love the rustic look.

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erlene September 10, 2014 - 3:31 pm

I LOVE those. I’m so making some of those for my fall mantle or somewhere in the house…lol. Now I wish I had saved all those bulbs. Pinned.

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai September 10, 2014 - 7:39 pm

What a super cute Fall idea. Love it. PINNED. πŸ™‚

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Amber @ Tales of Domestica September 10, 2014 - 8:53 pm

Those are adorable! Perfect for fall decorations!

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication September 10, 2014 - 11:30 pm

OH! Those are SO cute!!! Fall? My whole house gets decorated for Fall! From towels in the kitchen to soap in the guest bathroom!

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Madaline September 11, 2014 - 1:19 am

Alli! These are amazing. I think they would be perfect as table place cards (well with a card added of course πŸ˜‰ ) . I wonder if there’s something I can sub in since I probably can’t find these kinds of bulbs here (only ugly florescent! )

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Shirley Wood September 11, 2014 - 12:36 pm

These really are just adorable! I am all about Repurposing so I’m happy to find another repurposing idea for the old fashioned light bulb!
Pinning this!
I am very ready to decorate for fall but we still have a few weeks of remodeling to get through first. I may go ahead and get started where I can because Fall is my absolute favorite time of year!

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Alli September 11, 2014 - 4:13 pm

I always hate to see summer end, but it doesn’t take me long to get into all things fall!

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Tara @ Anything & Everything September 11, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Alli, I love these! What a great repurpose! Pinning! Thanks for linking up again to Pin Worthy Wednesday!

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Zan September 11, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Love these Alli! They would sure look good on my coffee table or something! I’ve got to get on board with DIYs!!!

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Stephanie Pass September 12, 2014 - 10:27 am

What a great way to upcycle old light bulbs. When I first saw these pears, I wondered what you used for the base. This is so clever!

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Alli September 12, 2014 - 11:52 am

I thought they turned out really cute. Now I want to do some different shaped bottles like that, too.

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Amanda @ The Kolb Corner September 19, 2014 - 7:32 pm

These are so cute! Who would have thought about using light bulbs? How creative. Thank you for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party!

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Mrs. Mashed Up September 20, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board. πŸ™‚ I love this creative idea!

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Theresa @DearCreatives September 22, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Super cute idea. I bet your table will look so pretty. Maybe I’ll try making a few myself. Pinning for later.

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Alli September 22, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Those pears were really fun and easy to make.

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