Artists in Austin, Texas are taking repurposing from the land to a whole new level. They are turning invasive, annoying, and sometimes dangerous tumbleweeds into gorgeous and functional works of art. Behold the tumbleweed chandelier.
The tumbleweeds are collected wildly in the spring. They are next left to thoroughly dry. After they are sprayed with a varnish and a fire retardant. Finally, they are transformed with lights into unusual and one of a kind chandeliers. The end result is a wonderful and magical harnessing of the botanical beauty of the wild west.