I am always fascinated by new and innovative things around the world and look what I found for our nature loving readers. I have introduced ample ways to allow greenery and planters into your house and several ways to use decor objects creatively. Yes the truth art and decor is synonymous with creativity, I talked about contemporary cuhsions, flower vases, corner décor, garden ideas, outdoor decor and now I bring to you green design ideas – a field day re-purposing items for unconventional green decor use of everyday items that have been discarded and found that a group of artists were working on reusing light bulbs to create miniature terrariums and flower pots. Not only do they showcase talent and creativity; they inspire us to do the same – making use of discarded stuff to show us the beauty in amalgamating the organic with the inorganic.
In an earlier post we had detailed out the way to empty out a light bulb to help create these beautifully amazing Miniature Terraniums. So go ahead and light up your creativity !
1. A to-the-point Miniature Vase – With a stand that’s reclaimed from computer parts. Now doesn’t that just showcase the idea of plants meeting technology in the prettiest sense?
2. Another Flower Pot Idea – Completed with a stand that used to be a paper lamp frame. The ends of the wire have been bent into small hooks to hold the contraption through holes in the fitting. These require a frequent change in water because of their limited capacity.
3. Here is a Work of Art – An attempt to display the combination of life and non-life objects. It uses a terrarium inside a bulb surrounded by wood chips showing the fusion of plants with metal, glass and wood. The inside of the bulb is filed with soil to support the plant life with it – makes it a living work of art.
4. A bloom of an Idea – Plant a small one in a refurbished light bulb that would have gotten smashed in the garbage otherwise. There is no better reward than to see it grow tiny white flowers and roots.
5. This Miniature Terrarium Inside a Light Bulb – This helps the moss inside grow quickly because of the humid environment it creates. The moss is fitted in small pieces and comes from a house backyard. Notice the shells inside, which makes the composition wholesome; and how the even carpeting of the moss layer on top of soil is clearly visible. Tweezers and chopsticks were put to good use to complete this project. The moss carpet has grown into a grass imitating feature forming a great display of creativity.
6. Flexible in terms of Displaying Angels – This simple bulb was hollowed and filled with a layer of quartz sand to hold the moisture and blanketed with activated carbon to absorb impurities and prevent mildew growth. Then layered with a thick slice of peat moss. However, the attention is clearly focused on the stand with comes from an old piece of copper wire that is twisted with a lot of care to make the stylish stand that wraps around the grooves of the bulbs screw suspending the whole composition in mid-air. A snail shell adds icing on the cake and gives it the ‘alive’ feel.
7. A Tiered Landscape in a Light Bulb – This combination sports a variety of ingredients; mosses, stones, lichens and bark, among other stuff. It samples a number of materials from the natural world and this Living tribute to nature only needs a little bit of indirect light and a few drops of water a month – making it perfect for office décor. The stand is intelligently twisted old copper wire that allows flexible display.
8. These tiny terrariums use polyester casting resin to set tiny stones and even figure of animals inside showing water or ice. Giving a landscape variety to your personal Terrarium can be a great idea, showcasing water bodies or arctic terrain, even forests and jungles; using a variety of mosses and tillandsia plants. Rocks feature predominantly in these designs, set in the resin.
9. Decorating the glass of the re-purposed light bulb using staining techniques is a great idea for decor oriented designs. Here is an example using purple and silver. Inside lives a moss based terrarium fitted with stones and shells.
10. For the Sake of Variety – And off course individual representation, glass bulbs can be used also as simple pots for plants where you can see the roots grow. The beauty lies in the use of a clear growing gel filled inside the bulb to hold the plants, instead of water. This allows you to watch the growth of the life of your living sculptures.
11. Using a variety of refurbished nuts and screws, and intelligently bent copper strands; this piece represents the branches of a tree holding it together or an effect of lightning outside the bulb to give it a steam punk effect. The landscape inside is built using soil, moss and stones for to add the nature world in a mix with the elements of nature extending Outside its confines.
12. Tiny Crystal Balls Encasing Nature can transport you into the stuff of dreams, whether you choose to photograph them, even in 3D; or explore landscape and its sublime representations fuelling your imagination.
I know that you want one now, so wait for the next time a bulb in your home goes off – it might be an opportunity for you to explore your own creativity. This makes the artist feel like a creator, not just an artist – Stay tuned for more!
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