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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2009 02:38:48 PM »

I kindof do it both ways  Grin  I can take a picture of the bottom for you if you'd like, but pretty much I left a circle on the bottom marble-less so that it would sit on the stand evenly without wobbling (also, because it took exactly TWO bags of marbles to do each and what's the point of marbling the bottom if you can't see it?  So that is also where the holes are.  It isn't so heavy, so I just pick it up with both hands and rest it on the stand.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2009 03:46:03 PM »

Awesome! Thanks for the info! I'll have to keep my eyes open for some bowling balls now because this looks like a thing my MIL would LOVE and finding great homemade gifts for her is very difficult. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2009 05:12:28 PM »

Thanks.  I've got four bowling ball just waiting for something to happen to them.
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2009 06:43:16 PM »

Man oh man, I love your creativity Skanka!  You don't think outside the box, you see the box as a pony and then figure out how to make it work, wow!

 That is such a great re-use for old bowling balls...now I wish I hadn't let my sister throw hers away!  I'll have to start prowling the thrift shops for old ones to use!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea!
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2009 07:37:23 PM »

you're welcome, i would make one of these but have no yard to put it in and not much space in the house, maybe after we move into our next apartment with the balcony!
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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2009 08:53:35 PM »

You can use old softballs or those plastic baseball type balls too, they are just smaller but look good too.
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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2009 09:23:00 PM »

Softballs would probably work, (or basket balls, or soccer balls, or volley balls, or or or..) but I think I'd want to paint them first.  Orrrrr we could all loot a McDonalds ballpen  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2009 09:30:25 PM »

Beautiful. I love that you repurposed the bowling balls and the stands. Very clever!
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2009 06:12:07 AM »

I love these. I will be looking for bowling balls this summer while at garage sales.
Thanks for mentioning how you left the bottom without marbles.
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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2009 07:31:49 AM »

If you use a ball with air in it, and the air leaks out, wouldn't that ruin it?  I could see using a baseball or softball, but I think a basketball or soccer ball wouldn't be practical.
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