Garden Art forum: Bulb flower pots

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AnnaJo
Oct 15, 2016 5:10 AM CST
Hello all,
I am planning to create new hanging flower pots using the old bulbs. By removing the cap of the bulb and making a hole on the other side, the bulb becomes flower pots. Also, the bulb can be painted with any designs. I saw an awesome glass artwork. I have seen a post by plantmanager The thread "My Bowling ball art" in Garden Art forum, I would like to know the paints used for designing the ball. Hope that it last long.
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plantmanager
Oct 15, 2016 10:16 AM CST
Welcome! Anna! Are you talking about using old lightbulbs? I'd love to know more info. At first I thought you were using bulb pots that are ready made. My bowling ball isn't painted. it's made of cut mosaic tiles and glass globs.
I have painted a few outdoor things with common acrylic paint which I then sealed. They do fade over time, but last quite a while. I just never expect things painted with acrylic to be permanent.
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vic
Oct 16, 2016 3:33 PM CST

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AnnaJo
Oct 16, 2016 10:15 PM CST
Thankyou plantmanager. I thought it was painted. What kind of paint can I use? It should last long. Also, I am concerned about the holes too. I hope glass cutting can be used for drilling the holes.
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
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plantmanager
Oct 16, 2016 10:29 PM CST
I don't think there is any way to cut a hole in a light bulb. They are just too thin. I've drilled a lot of things, but don't think it would work with light bulbs. Maybe someone else will have an idea.
You could fashion a simple macrame holder to hold the light bulb.

As far as paints go, other than acrylic, I have no idea. We do have some fine artists here, so maybe they will be able to suggest something else.
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