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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.