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.


  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!!

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

    Wishing you a good week ahead!


    Barbara Diane

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

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


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