I created another cute project for my garden decor collection, Alliums, and I want to share with you how I made these. There was an area out front in my flower bed where I wanted to add pops of color, and these Alliums were a perfect fit. They’re so simple and fun to make!
- 1/4″ Drill Bit
- 1 1/2″ Screws or Longer
- Plastic Baseball
- Dowel Rod
- Spray paint color of your choice
- Gorilla Hot Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
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Getting Started On The Alliums
I first took a pair of scissors and poked some pilot holes in different areas around the plastic baseball. These holes make it easy to put the screws in.
Forming the Alliums
Then I took the screws and twisted them into the pilot holes. Don’t worry if you make a hole too big; just put a dab of hot glue on the spot and turn the screw into the hole.
Making The Alliums Stem
Once I had all the screws I wanted, I took the drill bit and made a giant hole in the bottom center of the baseball. You can use a screwdriver if you don’t have a drill and bit.
I put hot glue on one end of a dowel rod and inserted it into the center hole I made. I let it sit for a minute while the hot glue cooled and hardened.
Giving The Alliums Color
I took a cardboard box and the spray paint I was using outside where I didn’t have to worry about the spray paint fumes. I put the baseball side of the project down into the box and sprayed the paint on, making sure to coat it thoroughly. Once the paint dried, I made a couple more and then took them out to my flower bed and placed them standing on the ground. You could paint the dowel rod if you wanted, but I decided to leave mine natural.
The Finished Alliums In My Garden
I love how they turned out! What do you think?
I hope this project inspires you to create some for your garden or yard! If you make some, here’s the link to my creative community so you can share photos of your creations with everyone in our crafty family:
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