Here’s a great way to re-use your old light bulbs and turn them into oil lamps for your pleasures. It does look dangerous though if you cracked the light bulb and the oil starts spilling out everywhere… wait a minute, that’d cause some serious fires!
This instructable covers the entire process, from a new light bulb to a new lamp. It includes the hollowing out of the bulb. However, you’ll need to come up with your own base for the lamp.