DIY Rustic Pears

It’s Hit or Miss Wednesday! Last week I shared an easy DIY canning lid pumpkin and I promised that this week’s hit or miss would be just as easy.  Seems like I’m on a fall fruit kick with the pumpkins and pears!

Remember these light bulbs?

Light Bulb Pear

Do they still make them?  I found 2 in lamps that I’ve never changed out for the energy-saving kind and then I found one up in a cabinet.  Perfect, because I like to display things in odd numbers.

Why do I need light bulbs?  To make DIY rustic pears, of course.

When I found dozens of these pears on Pinterest, I thought they were the cutest things ever.  Just search for rustic pears and you’ll see everything from twine covered rustic pears like I made, to sparkly Christmas ornament pears.

Here’s what you’ll need:

3 light bulbs (the old-fashioned kind)


Hot Glue Gun

Rustic Pears from Light Bulbs

It’s really simple.  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 the 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.

DIY Rustic Pear

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

DIY Rustic Pear

Special Note:  Please keep away from children because 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?

About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


  1. 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. 🙂 This is definitely a super big hit! Thanks for sharing and have a happy Wednesday!

  2. 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 😉

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

    • 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.

  4. 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!

  5. Another great DIY idea from Alli! Pinning!

  6. Wow! They turned out awesome!!! Seems very easy! I’ll definitely be pinning! 🙂

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

  8. These are so cute and simple! I love it!

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

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

  11. These are too cute! What a creative idea!

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

  13. Oh my! Those really are perfect for pair making 🙂 Very cute – I love the rustic look.

  14. 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.

  15. What a super cute Fall idea. Love it. PINNED. 🙂

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  16. Those are adorable! Perfect for fall decorations!

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

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

  19. 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!

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

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

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

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

  25. 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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