The Garden Club of Honolulu’s Major Flower and Horticulture Show opens May 11. This huge, gorgeous three-day event happens only every three years. The first signs are already appearing at the museum, in the form of recylocium plastica.

What the heck is that? In January the club members began working three days a week to make these plastic wonders. They went dumpster diving and asked for donations for  thousands of recycled plastic water bottles. They painted the bottles, then cut off the bottoms and they sliced them from the bottom up to create “flowers” that they put into clusters to create durable chandeliers—that they dubbed recylocium plastica.

The resourceful creations reflect the theme of this year’s flower show—Echoes of Rainbows—and can be found throughout the museum.