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" Aha ! "


Canadian artist Nadia Tan, literally had a 'light bulb moment' recently!
Her stove light blew out and was determined to do something creative with it...
She found this DIY site; 'how to hollow out lightbulbs'.
Now she gets quite excited every time she finds a burnt-out light bulb!  
Take a look at some of her beautiful creations :
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 hanging vase and mini terrarium for her ginger root sprout.
~How CHARM-ing! 
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...And her adorable miniature paper clothes have 
found their new homes as well! ~Brilliant!!
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~XOXO*
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-Links: Nadia's Blog & her Shop found via Down&OutChic

39 comments:

Shady Del Knight said...

If I wanted to go for a cheap laugh I'd call these bright ideas, Lenore Nevermore, but I don't so I won't. :) I will just say that they are amazing creations. I love it when alternate uses are found for everyday items, particularly when they are turned into art. Thank you, Lenore!

Pet said...

What a prety colection of delicate little things!

Jesse said...

so adorable, i want a topiary like that.

Jenny said...

ooh, lovely lovely.

Phoenix said...

ridiculously, adorably cute!! I love it :)

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

LOVE this!! What a fantastic way to recycle those light bulbs.

Jan said...

Excellent!
The process does seem difficult though.
Or am I just being a bit 'dim'.
:)

Julie {love, julie} said...

wow wow wow! What a fantastic idea!

sécia said...

Very cool.

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

Erin Lian said...

I totally want to make a light bulb terrarium but I worry I will end up in the hospital hollowing the bulb out heehee :) Looking at the pictures is real cute and makes up for it :P
<3

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Oh Erin,
no bleeding for terrarium, pretty please!
I doubt I'll be hollowing light bulb any time soon as well...

Kay said...

wonderful..so cool..etc.!

David Toms said...

Ok, am so trying the plant thing! Now I just have to work out how to do it!

mistress maddie said...

I love the bud vase idea! I did something similar in our jewerly windows once, where I hollowed them out, put some green moss in them and then placed the ring, or earrings, or whatever piece I was using on the moss to hold the item. I had a series of them in one window hanging at different heights.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Mistress Maddie,
sounds gorgeous...always adore looking at beautiful window display!

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

Genius! What a great way to up-cycle. The ones with the miniature clothes would be perfect for ornaments!

Callie Grayson said...

so clever!
xx
callie

Stacey said...

Wow! This is pretty cool and really so very creative!

haus of chic said...

wow! so creative!!!

Diana said...

This is genius!! How or how does she do it??

Dancing Branflake said...

What?! No way! Love love love those little tiny clothes in there.

Dancing Branflake said...

And I just saw your sidebar. I totally did not see until now you had updated. Going to check out the goods!

M.A. said...

such a great idea!!
lovely <3
twice-asnice.blogspot.com

Formerly known as Frau said...

Cool idea! Have a wonderful weekend!

photohogger said...

Wow how innovative! Yay Canadians ! :)

McVal said...

Wow! I know what I'm going to do when I retire!!!

S and O said...

Oh wow people do all sorts of creative things with light bulbs...I'm loving those mini outfits :)
xoxo
Olivia

martinealison said...

C'est absolument génial!!! j'adore...
Bisous et bon weekend

janettaylor said...

OMG! Wonderful!

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shari said...

I want to do something like that... except my boyfriend changed out all our regular bulbs with the energy-saving kind. So all the other bulbs still work, they're just put away. Hmph.

Susan said...

What an enlightened idea - much better than throwing them away.

Caroline said...

OMG...these are amazing!!!

dear olive said...

Oh wow, these are just beautiful! Kellie xx

Sam said...

So delicate and pretty! It reminds me of those ships they put in glass bottles - I'm not sure how they do that either! Lovely find Sweetie! XOXO's

Felicity said...

Oh wow this is genius!
A bulb inside a bulb - that's what I call lateral thinking and as for those miniature clothes....adorable.

xx Felicity

Visiting from HH's POTM Club May

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Just precious and unique! Thank you so much for joining Post Of The Month Club :) XOL

Robyn said...

Cut cute cute-love the plant ideas! Great!
Your blog is so cute-light, bright and breezy! I'll be back! :) (From post of the month)

Pretty said...

New follower from the hop!

WOW those are cute light bulbs... nice recycling!

xoxo
http://realhousewifeofsingapore.blogspot.com/

Beth said...

Hi, visiting from Laura's poat of the month. These are great ideas - I especially love what she has done with the miniture clothes, so sweet. It must have taken so much patience.
x