How to Paint a Gazing Ball Or Transform a Bowling Ball – Garden Crafts

I remembered seeing a excellent garden craft project a couple of years ago – a painted gazing ball.

Gazing balls, also known as lawn balls or garden globes or even mirror globes, are the reflective balls that are frequently perched on stands in backyards or gardens. Because they have a reflective surface, they reflect the grounds about them, but by painting them, you really make the gazing ball the center of attention.

As with any painted glass project, you want to clean the ball with rubbing alcohol to prep the surface for painting. Then, just paint your style on the gazing ball utilizing acrylic or enamel paints suited for glass surfaces. Whether or not you paint it with whimsical flowers as in the Colorful Flower Bowl or much more conventional as in this trifle bowl painted in Donna Dewberry’s 1 Stroke method, Regardless of whether you select a fresh repeating motif like the cherries in the Cherry Painted Glass Jar or some thing a lot more geometric like the Funky Pitcher and Glasses, you will appreciate making your own yard art.

And if glass gazing balls are not your issue, I’ve read of some individuals taking old bowling balls and decorating them. Some folks use silicone (often utilized for caulking) to attach little flat glass marbles. tumbled sea glass, or pennies to the bowling ball. Significantly less fragile than a glass gazing ball, to be certain. Would not it be stunning if you did a mosaic of tiny glass tiles? I can just picture it. We lately posted an ivy mosaic pot on our website so mosaics have been on my thoughts recently and this appears like an additional fantastic garden craft concept.

So get crafting for your garden. Even if you have a black thumb, you can craft a gorgeous garden.

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