Recycling and Planting in one!
So, I say this idea a little while back and thought it'd be really fun to try. Besides, I have way too many defective Lightbulbs and love flowers. :3
As for the purple glass part, there are quite a few ways to remove it but, again, I remain stubborn and use to scissors to insert into the hole the metal piece left and turn it around until it cracked and break. Yes, I'm very aggressive sometimes. x3 Do this carefully not to break the lightbulb (Which hasn't happened to me yet so, you should be okay. Just in case, you can wear gloves).
Okay, now that the purple glass is removed, there will be another glass bubble inside the lightbulb, use scissors, a knife, whatever, to CAREFULLY break it. If you are going to stab at it, do it with caution. You could stab it too hard and break the lightbulb with it.
Shake out the little pieces into the container since the glass bits stick very well into fabrics. Be careful.
There will be a metal wire in there, I used the scissors, you can use your pliers, which ever.
And you got it. I plan to do a long line across my window with lightbulbs but I don't have the hooks yet so this will have to do. Inside is a fake flower as well. Create and design as you wish and have fun.
My brothers flipped when I was tearing the lightbulbs apart but its fun to defy people. ;) Enjoy and be creative. I'll probably be doing more with lightbulbs as time goes by.