Recycled gazing ball

Spring is off to a busy start and since our main summer project is to really clean up the yard and create a more family friendly space I’ve been getting started with the basics of raking and clearing up garden beds etc. After removing the layer of leaves from the “kids flower bed” (the one I always leave for the girls to choose flowers for planting each year in whatever fashion they wish) I found myself again wishing for some cool garden ornaments to dress it up and make it more fun for them. I can say that in the 13 years that I have had flower gardens I have purchased exactly ONE garden ornament- a colorful ceramic owl. I love the idea of them, but always feel like I need to spend my limited garden budget on actual plants…

Today I was thinking GAZING BALL… and that’s when I remembered the cracked bowling ball in the closet waiting for the spring haul-out to the dump. “The Beast” is the name stamped on this ball, and my husband has had it longer than he has known me.


I just happened to have (because I am obsessed with it) a can of Rustoleum Mettalic spray paint in copper on hand…


Turned out pretty great, I think. I’m going to apply a clear coat of sealant paint to keep it shiny I think. My daughter giggled like crazy when she looked at the back of it and saw the silly “the beast” logo- we will just keep that side facing the back!

Ok, on to the next lawn project. 🙂


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