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    Posted April 17, 2013 by
    Atlanta, Georgia
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Tiny plant projects

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    Lightbulb Planter


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     nlkeys says it takes a little bit of patience (and gloves, and possibly a mounting piece) to get the hang of making a lightbulb terrarium. Of the process itself, she writes: 'Tap lightly with a screw driver to break the glass holding the filament in place. Once the black glass is shattered, use tweezers or needle nose pliers to pull the filament and glass mount outside of the lightbulb. Then, pour in sand. Use chopsticks or tweezers to carefully maneuver the plants into the bulb.' She says she's become more interested in small planting projects over time, and incorporates materials found in local Atlanta neighborhoods. 'I got really interested in air plants and wanted to do some arrangements that could fit anywhere. I made several as gifts and several more with a group of summer campers at a small camp I directed. The children and I used found materials from Grant Park.'
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    It takes a little time, and you should definitely wear gloves! But this is a really fun tiny garden project. Just chisel out the filament with a screwdriver and place plants with chopsticks.
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