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Title: Garden Gazing Balls
Post by: KT McNasty on June 30, 2010 01:24:02 PM
I've been messing around with new ways to make bowling ball gazing balls. I made a Green Bay Packer helmet out of a football helmet I picked up at St. Vinny's for 99 cents and loved the way it came out. I also used the cracked marble method on the green and blue ball and baked alot of stones. I also coated a ball with sheet music and then covered it with stones, the notes magnified really well too. Lastly I found these glass curly stones and thought they would look kind of different as well. I hope you guys like them!! Lots of pics!






Title: Re: Garden Gazing Balls
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on June 30, 2010 01:39:55 PM
I got a bowling ball 2 years ago off of Freecycle to do this...
Yours came out really fantastic!  I'm not sure if I see me getting to make mine this summer again.. but we'll see!

Nifty idea with the football helmet too :)


Title: Re: Garden Gazing Balls
Post by: DoodleLou on June 30, 2010 01:49:19 PM
Bah...Packer Backer!  P'shaw.... GO VIKES!  VIKINGS RULE!

Just kidding!

Cool gazing balls!  Love those stands you got for them. Pretty nifty.


Title: Re: Garden Gazing Balls
Post by: teapotdnky on June 30, 2010 01:57:13 PM
LOVE the Packer helmet and the flower ball!


Title: Re: Garden Gazing Balls
Post by: greenishfroggie on June 30, 2010 02:56:13 PM
They look great!  Great job!  Cool idea with music underneath, I bet it looks cool up close.


Title: Re: Garden Gazing Balls
Post by: akopish on June 30, 2010 10:40:26 PM
Very cool! I think I may have seen them before.. maybe even in my casa once or twice haha I think the Packer one turned out awesome.. It was a good find for us at St Vinnys, like so many things are