Decorative garden balls are an inexpensive alternative to the classic gazing ball. Plus, it’s a great way to recycle some old household items and turn them into garden art.Visiting the gardens of friends or even professional displays at public and private installations, you may have noticed a certain eye-catching sphere glinting in the sunlight. These are called garden balls, and they come in a dizzying array of styles. The best part is, you can make your own!
Design options include attaching glass gems (flat marbles), pennies, old costume jewelry, and/or paint or decoupage with Mod Podge. Really, you can cover the base sphere in just about anything with a flat side that adheres nicely and can withstand the weather.
If you’d like some ideas, I have a gallery of DIY garden balls here. Enjoy !!!
One of the major methods of creating these fabulous attractions involves the use of old bowling balls. Another involves re purposing old light fixture globes. The surfaces can be made to shine via a plethora of methods, from gluing on baubles to spray paint. The point is, there are a nearly endless variety of ways to go about creating your own garden balls.