A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 307,965
Currently Running With Scissors:
244 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: MORE Garden gazing balls from bowling balls!  (Read 40980 times)
Tags for this thread: bowling_ball , gazing_ball , craftster_best_of_2009  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Eliea
Tutorial Contributor

Proverbs 31:13 "She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands."
Offline Offline

Posts: 10462
Joined: 09-Aug-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2009 08:13:41 AM »

ok hubby posed a question and I have to ask before I can start scoping out supplies. How sturdy are the stands? And where did you purchase them?
He's concerned that the weight of the ball would make the stands collapse over time.
I told him they were metal but he is still unsure...
This is my safety conscious hubby so I have to ask because now I'm curious!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
skankamaggot
It seems that different people have an idea of what I am, and what I should be. And then there's me.
Offline Offline

Posts: 690
Joined: 27-Sep-2007


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2009 12:40:17 PM »

pinokeeo, I think you are right, I got a little carried away!

Eliea, the stands are pillar candle holders, and they seem very sturdy.  I got them at the thrift store / yard sales.  I have seen people use plant holders too, which would also be stury from holding the weight of dirt I think.  Mine haven't broken down yet, and I've been using them for 2 weeks during the process of making them, but I guess only time will tell! 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Eliea
Tutorial Contributor

Proverbs 31:13 "She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands."
Offline Offline

Posts: 10462
Joined: 09-Aug-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2009 01:07:35 PM »

pinokeeo, I think you are right, I got a little carried away!

Eliea, the stands are pillar candle holders, and they seem very sturdy.  I got them at the thrift store / yard sales.  I have seen people use plant holders too, which would also be stury from holding the weight of dirt I think.  Mine haven't broken down yet, and I've been using them for 2 weeks during the process of making them, but I guess only time will tell! 
Awesome! Good to know!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Pinky Yarn
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2009 06:35:05 PM »

These would look really neat with fried marbles too. Off to find bowling balls.  Grin Thanks for the awesome inspiration!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Yay finally done moving!

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help'." - Ronald Reagan
skankamaggot
It seems that different people have an idea of what I am, and what I should be. And then there's me.
Offline Offline

Posts: 690
Joined: 27-Sep-2007


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2009 09:04:03 PM »

Pinky Yarn, what are fried marbles? 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

McJulie-O
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2009 06:10:02 AM »

Pinky Yarn, what are fried marbles? 

Here are some threads which detail it further: (They are a lot of fun)
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=95654.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=130510.0;all
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=214376.0;all
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=202515.0
THIS ROCKS   Logged
madebymarni
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2009 08:19:41 AM »

Those look pretty cool!  You have them displayed nice, too!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." -Dilbert created by Scott Adams

http://madebymarni.com
http://madebymarni.etsy.com
http://madebymarni.blogspot.com
Tristan14831
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2009 10:55:58 AM »

i'm not sure how common an occurrence this is, but I just asked the lady behind the shoe rental counter at the bowling alley if they had any bowling balls that were cracked or unusable and she GAVE me one! It was awesome! I'm planning on making one of these gazing balls this weekend out of it! The ball itself has a crack in it, but I think as long as I put that on the bottom and bring it in in the winter, I should be ok.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I write about my life, home, and projects at www.upcycleddownriver.com if you're interested in checking them out!
DancinInTheDark
Music Junkie, lightning watcher, book lover. :)
Offline Offline

Posts: 1347
Joined: 09-Dec-2007

I love all things crafty!


View Profile
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2009 09:10:47 PM »

Those are awesome.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea. -Led Zeppelin
JenGoPop
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2009 10:53:53 AM »

Beautiful!  Hmmm . . . I need one . . . wonder if I can get my mom to donate her old ball she hasn't used in 20 years . . .  Tongue
THIS ROCKS   Logged

No more blog + no more facebook = more time for crafting!

I'm also JenGoPop at Ravelry.
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Etched Glasses
Horror Movie Crafts
August 24, 2016 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.