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Light bulb air plant topiary

by Al - April 13th, 2010.
Filed under: Affordable Style, DIY Tutorials, Garden. Tagged as: , , , .

What would you do with and abundance of air plants and a burnt out light bulb? Here is what I did.

Light bulb air plant topiary

Light bulb air plant topiary

I removed the top as well as the internal portions of the light bulb – (Click here for how to) – blinged it up a bit, etched some daises on the top portion and added some crushed shells and pebbles. I live on the beach in South FL. so shells are in abundance.   I grabbed some air plants from a tree in my back yard – another plentiful material in S. FL, and added it to my light bulb vase. I place my topiary on top of (in) the cover of a spice jar ( used the last of the curry powder yesterday – had curried chicken for dinner).

Then I figured, why not make a table-scape?


My mini Cactus need to be re-potted and I had the ‘glass pear’ sitting in my garage – I got it at Tuesday Mornings – it was $3.99.  I had no idea what I was going to do with it when I made the purchase, but then I came across Viva Terra (love them) and the rest is …



10 Responses to Light bulb air plant topiary

  1. Cute!!! I really liked that you recycled the light bulb, great idea!

  2. What a Great Idea. It looks amazing. I love Tuesday Morning . You can always find unusual thing there.

  3. What a great way to reuse the light bulbs. Looks great!

  4. Was it tough getting that cactus in the glass pear? Looks like it may have been a “prickly” situation! 🙂 Seriously, your ideas are great! Love the topiaries! Thanks for visiting my blog. Please come back for another visit!


  5. Awesome! I’ve always wanted to try this, saw them a couple years ago. So cool!

  6. Those are really really cool.

  7. Thank you for your great


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  9. Very cute and clever! You always have the most intelligent ideas.

  10. Wow! How creative! Love it. For a minute, I thought the glass piece in the middle was a light bulb, too. I was pretty impressed. 🙂

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