Garden Art forum: Garden Art - Bowling Balls

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May 28, 2012 9:46 AM CST
Grandkids and I bought a bowling ball at local thrift shop for a buck, got 352 pennies and a tube of pure silicon, glued the pennies to the ball and made a real eye-catching gate stopper. We also did a bowling ball with 1/2" square mirror tiles--our garden disco ball, and it is also gorgeous. We didn't get any more done as the parent INSISTED that I return the grandkids. Drat! Our junior Master Gardeners took hold of the idea. A local bowling alley gave them 10 bowling balls which they covered with pennies and sold for $15.00 each. I joined ATF yesterday and don't have the foggiest notion of how to transmit a photo, but I WILL LEARN. Jean

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May 28, 2012 11:12 AM CST

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Welcome to our world, Jean!
Don't you just love what you can create from almost nothing!

What a great project for you, your grandchildren and for the junior MGs.
Good for you and excellent about the bowling alley.

But I can't wait to see the pictures!
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May 28, 2012 2:57 PM CST
Welcome! B1onnar2. Can't wait to see them. I agree that the parent gets in the way of grandkids visit.
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May 29, 2012 10:10 AM CST


Welcome Jean Welcome! Welcome!

Please show us photos!
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May 29, 2012 12:23 PM CST


Welcome! Jean! I look forward to seeing the bowling balls.

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May 29, 2012 12:50 PM CST

I thought I was getting a great deal on Friday. I paid $2.00 for my bowling ball. I think I will make a ladybug out of mine.


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