Thursday, February 11, 2010

DIY~ Bulb Plant Holders

Rang Decor reader, photographer and home decor lover~ Meena Sriram from Ottawa, Canada shares with us a simple but beautiful do-it yourself, Bulb Plant Holder.

Meena narrates, "To be honest, I found this bulb in a small but very quaint store called Laras, downtown Ottawa. I picked one up from the store, later tried making many, got my apartment superintendent to help clean out the bulbs, its not something that you can easily do with a kitchen knife (err..realised that after some very painful tries)

Once the inside of the bulb is cleaned out, the rest is fun and easy, decorating it with African beads and shells and anything else that strikes your fancy!"
The bulb plant holder enhancing the beauty of a corner...
Bulb Plant Holder decorated with African beads...
Now, that is something I would definitely try out:-) The bulb plant holders can add a magical touch to any corner of you home.

Do give it a try!

( images by Meena Sriram)

25 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

Lovely idea.. However.. dont think its as easy as it sounds!! But ofcourse looks fab..

Like the keychain holder.. Very pretty!!

Madhavi said...

This was one I have been trying to do from many many years.When I was in school,one of my seniors class room entrance was decorated with this.They filled the buld with colured water and beads as well along with a colourful blooming croton.Ever since I keep trying whenever I found a used bulb in house.But somehow could not figure out till date how they could do it.But,yes Meena they are pretty and very beautiful hanging arrangements I always knew.I know its not easy to make this one.A detailed procedure to do it will be more helpful.

Chandan said...

such beauties! Thanks Meena, and Thank you Arch for sharing!

rukhsana said...

That is a lovely idea. Will try it at home.

ss said...

Meena's DIY bulb holder struck my fancy when she posted shots of it in her flickr stream..i been intending to try it too..!
She is one person with some simple yet very creative ideas to do up a cheerful home...
tff

Sharanya said...

:) beautiful...i am definitely going to try

Design IQ said...

What a lovely idea !!!

The Print Lover said...

Like Madhavi said above, we used to do this in school. We had 4 bulbs one for each team and competed to see whose plants grew better :)

Thankyou Meena for refreshing us with this idea. Her home shots look beautiful.

Does she have a blog?

vidhya said...

Beautiful!! As many have mentioned before it is definitely a difficult project. i plan to assign it to my husband when he is in a good mood ;)!
Here is a link I found on how to empty the bulb!!
http://www.teamdroid.com/diy-hollow-out-a-light-bulb/
It might not be that difficult but definitely hazardous!Good luck! plz give feedback if any of you try this or any other technique.
-Vidhya

Aarti Badamikar said...

this is awesome!! :)

Sreelu said...

Thanks Arch for this post, this is some creativity, simple and beautiful. Can I post about this on my blog ? Let me know

Meena Sriram said...

Thanks everybody for all the nice Comments! And thanks Archana for featuring this idea on your lovely Blog! :)
My apartment superintendent used pliers to pull of the brass rim and chip off the insides..i'm sure there must be several other easier ways,too..it takes a lil patience, but its so pretty, its totally worth the effort! Good Luck! :)

Anuradha Varma said...

Meena, I really like your pictures on flickr. This is a lovely idea and looks so pretty. Archana,as usual the post is lovely.

deepazartz said...

Gorgeous Idea!
Surely wud want to try...I have seen it in some houses in Bengalooru wen I was a child. They used to have money plants alone.

I am reminded of those days:)

Nice pics and decor Meena and wonderful post, Archana:)

Warm Regds
Deepa
http://www.deepazworld.blogspot.com/

Shalini said...

I loved the idea of this when I first saw Meena's photos. Thanks for sharing.

PeCee said...

what a lovely idea! creativity at it's core! :)
i need to try this out at home..:)thanks for sharing!

Roopa said...

Archana,

In 2007, I was residing in a gloomy place as my husband had an onsite assignment. We were the only Indians. I was looking for colours as the sky is black and the surroundings are white. People have no taste for colours. They wear black, white, grey, brown. I felt very hungry for colours and want of homely feel. I was also interested in Interior designing. Then I came across your blog. Your blog helped me survive in that gloomy place. So, you are helping many like me giving our Indian storkes on rang decor canvas with your palette of creative Indian(homely) interiors ideas.

All posts are homely and gracious.

I wish you a colourful (rang) future.

Roopa.

Arch at Rang said...

Roopa~ Thanks for those kind words:-))

Arch at Rang said...

Vidhya~ Thanks for the link...

Sreelu~ Sure:-) Do post.

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Lovely idea meena,have seen the images in flickr.Seems to be a little difficult in opening the holder..Thank you Archana for sharing.

Laura said...

I am soooooo impressed! Your talent is amazing!
Keep up the creative work.

Anonymous said...

ingenious!

Vintage Obsession said...

so interesting definetly try this out myself:)
P.S just came across your blog spent hours going through theold posts . love your blog :)

bhumika said...

I love DIY projects n this is just the kinds that make me want to leave everything aside and make one RIGHT NOW! :)

thanks for sharing!

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