Garden Art from bowling balls

I love an opportunity to make something ‘throw away’ into something that can be not only usable but interesting and attractive.  (I found these at garage sales for $3.00 – $5.00)

The rich color of this red bowling ball adds color and interest in the garden, quietly tucked into the corner.

If you want to make a bowling ball more interesting, here is another idea.

This is a bowling ball mosaic done with tiles that I made (with the help of a very talented friend)  We used them for an great tile project in our entry and had lots left over and used some here.  They were glued on, allowed to dry, and grouted.  I never got around to sealing it.  It has been through one very wet, cold, snowy winter so far and is in perfect condition.

I saw some black bowling balls painted like ladybugs.  I might try that with one of the 3 bowling balls in the garage.

More to come……

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About ourhomeinthewoods

I am a wife, mother and nana to an amazing little girl! My husband and I have been working on a huge DIY project for since 1999 and for the foreseeable future. A great house and garden on almost 10 acres in the beautiful, scenic Snoqualmie Valley in the Pacific Northwest. We are very enthusiastic amature gardeners and do-it-yourselfers. We also try to balance great results with great economy, or in other words, we love saving money. The more we save, the more we can spend on more great plants!
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