Do you have old light bulbs that are not broken? Instead of just throwing them away, you can repurpose them as some creative things. Check out this list of Creative Light Bulb DIY Ideas and try one of them.
Small mirror tiles glued to fishing line with lights behind. This is fantastic.Such a cool easy idea. Would be great in a dorm room. Those after Christmas sales are perfect time to get a light set cheap for this DIY project!