My crafting friend and I stumbled across this cool looking craft and just HAD to try it ourselves....
Step 1: Safety first!
This project definitely needs eye protection.
Step 2: Assemble your tools
(not pictured; wire, scissors, thumb tack)
Step 3: Peel off that little metal backing with some pliers.
Step 4: Break that little black glass backing.
I did this by gently tapping it with a hammer until I saw a crack and then
using a nail to wiggle around the pieces until they fell out.
Apologies for my manicure (especially to Molly)
Step 5: Clear out the innards.
I did this by first using gently tapping a nail on the inside until it broke a bit.
Then I stuck scissors in there and swirled it around (it makes a delicious crunching noise).
Be careful not to damage the actual globe part of the bulb here.
Step 6: Using a thumbtack, put holes on both sides of the backing.
Step 7: String thin wire through to make a handle.
We got our wire from a florist, who gave it to us for free!
At this point, you could decorate the wire if you want
(like with ribbon) but I just kept it simple so it would blend.
Step 8: Fill with flowers! Or whatever you want!
Step 9: Hang in your mom's beautiful vine-filled arbor.
Lemme know if you try this project!