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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Sep 18, 2011 6:29 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
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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. : )
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Sep 18, 2011 7:07 PM CST
Name: Sandi
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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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Sep 18, 2011 7:12 PM CST
Henderson, NC (Zone 7a)
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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!
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Sep 19, 2011 6:58 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
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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!
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Sep 19, 2011 6:58 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida (Zone 8a)
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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.
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Sep 19, 2011 9:59 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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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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Sep 19, 2011 3:36 PM CST
Henderson, NC (Zone 7a)
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My heart is doing "Flutterflies". Thank you all so much. Smiling
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Sep 19, 2011 10:15 PM CST
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
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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
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Sep 20, 2011 12:35 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Faye, that is so pretty. Great tutorial too! Hurray! Hurray!
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Sep 20, 2011 3:11 PM CST
Henderson, NC (Zone 7a)
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Thank you so much. Pegi you can do this, the first step is wanting to. Smiling
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