I have made several of these beautiful gazing balls. They are one of my favorite garden ornaments. They are very shiny, very pretty, and the best part . . . unbreakable!
These are the supplies you need.
- Old bowling ball
- Pieces to decoupage (wallpaper samples, fabric, stickers, etc)
Use alcohol to clean bowling ball
Use the alcohol to clean the bowling ball. The alcohol cleans all of the oils from the bowling alley.
Fill holes with plaster of paris
Mix up a small portion of the plaster of paris, and pour into ONLY the finger holes. Be sure to leave the thumb hole clear.
Let the plaster of paris dry for several hours, I let mine dry overnight. Neatness does NOT count in this step.
Smooth-sand excess plaster
Use a knife or similar item to scrape off excess dried plaster, then wipe it down with water.
Decorate Bowling Ball
Disguise plaster of paris
Use a marker to color in anything on the ball. If you look closely you can see that I colored over the stars and one of the finger holes. I of course colored the other one after this picture was taken.
It is fairly simple to do the Tatouage. You simply lay it on your gazing ball, and rub it on. 🙂
Seal Bowling Ball Gazing Ball
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