Step 4: Glass Globes on a Bowling Ball

Here is another example of glass globes glued to the ball. I used a metal vase I found at the thrift store as the base.
Last year I found a ratty bowling ball next to the road in my town. This year I am going to make a rock ball out of it. Thanks for spurring me to action. I was thinking also, I could make some lighter weight ones out of two plastic bowls glued together then decorated, or use foil, shaped into a ball, then go over that with patching concrete, and add the decorative bits. Not sure how it'd work but cheaper than buying things at the garden center!
A lot of bowling balls are already neatly colored and make cool garden accents, I have a dozen or so scattered around, for a couple of years I had a solid red one with a piece of black electrical cable stuck in one of the holes, it looked like a giant cherry bomb!  Yours look pretty awesome....
hard to find used bowling balls.
You can find used bowling balls at some thrift stores or get them free off www.freecycle.org or even Craig's List. I just post an ad that I need a few and usually get a dozen responses. You can also ask for them at your local bowling alley....they usually will give them away. I've gotten dozens this way.
I just saw your reply.  Sorry it took so long to answer.  I never thought of freecycle.  Thanks
Now, all of them are lovely, but this one grabs my attention most. I think it would be wonderful to cover the ball with mirrors as it will then reflect the sunlight in the garden. Thank you so much for the instructions and inspiration. It just so happens that I am the proud new owner of a bowling ball!
no way that thing's going anywhere....
Awesome...I made mosaic birdbaths out of terra cota pot bases one year for christmas presents .This is one I'm definenately going to do. People were laughing at my bowling balls sitting outside.

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