Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bowling balls for yard art.

These are not done yet but wanted to share them with you anyway. I got the bowling balls from a thrift store for $3.99 each. The pattern and directions I googled and found directions in the online magazine Birds and Blooms. I found if I put the balls on full soda/beer cans it would hold the balls and only leave a small ring to paint later.

For the black first I tried tape and masked it off. I fouund this didn't work for me so I just hand painted the black over the red.
I found this copper tube in the back yard where my DH had left it after he replaced it on the a/c, it was his idea to bend the end before we put it into the finger holes.

I only had white caulking but it is paintable, I just have to wait for it to dry before I can paint it. I think it will be at least a week and then they will be sent to the backyard to live. I have 2 more balls and I think I will make the bees out of them.

4 comments:

  1. aren't you clever! LOVE this idea and these lady bugs are adorable and can't wait to see the bees! The bowling balls would certainly make a durable base!!

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  2. Great art for your garden! I am looking forward to seeing the bumblebees!

    Wishing you a good week ahead!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  3. Can you tell me what kind of paint you used please Mary

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  4. Can you tell me what kind of paint you used please Mary

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