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From Bowling Ball to "Garden Art"

By dahtzu
September 19, 2011

Join me as I use glass to transform a discarded bowling ball to one of a kind "Garden Art"

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 18, 2011 6:29 PM CST
Faye that is a beautiful piece of garden art. I can see it sitting on a stand in one of my perennial borders. I love the use of glass and pieces of mirrors, it gives it and iridescent look which would pick up all the colors in the garden.
Thank you for the tutorial. : )
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 18, 2011 7:07 PM CST
Faye, I loved how you went into detail showing each step. It's a great tutorial. I also loved your description of yourself! Too cute!
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dahtzu
Sep 18, 2011 7:12 PM CST
Thank you Lynn and Bubbles.
Bubbles said:Faye, I loved your description of yourself! Too cute!

Cute! Rolling on the floor laughing It's the truth! Mother always said, "Honesty is the best policy" Hilarious!

Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
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nap
Sep 19, 2011 6:58 AM CST
And mother was right! I say the same thing!

I love your easy-to-follow instructions and although I am sure I won't make one myself (About the only thing I already have is a cutting board!) I want to tell you that the ball you made is beautiful!!!

I won't make one, but I would be likely to buy one if it looked as pretty as yours!
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Sep 19, 2011 6:58 AM CST
Absolutely love the ball . Wonderful clear instructions. I loved that you showed what you used.
The ball is so beautiful....Thank you dear for teaching us... Hugs and mule nuzzles.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 19, 2011 9:59 AM CST
nap said:I love your easy-to-follow instructions and although I am sure I won't make one myself (About the only thing I already have is a cutting board!) I want to tell you that the ball you made is beautiful!!!

I won't make one, but I would be likely to buy one if it looked as pretty as yours!


I agree That really is a lovely finished product!

Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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dahtzu
Sep 19, 2011 3:36 PM CST
My heart is doing "Flutterflies". Thank you all so much. Smiling
Name: Pegi Putnam
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Samigal
Sep 19, 2011 10:15 PM CST
That is one beautiful ball! Everyone would love to own one like that. Your insturctions are great, don't know if I'll try one, but if it looked like that I'd be so proud of myself. Lovey dubby
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 20, 2011 12:35 AM CST
Faye, that is so pretty. Great tutorial too! Hurray! Hurray!
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Henderson, NC (Zone 7a)
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dahtzu
Sep 20, 2011 3:11 PM CST
Thank you so much. Pegi you can do this, the first step is wanting to. Smiling

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