I created another cute project for my garden decor collection, and I want to share with you how I made these. There was an area out front in my flower bed that I wanted to add pops of color to, and these were perfect for it. They’re so simple to make!
- 1/4″ drill bit
- 1 1/2″ screws or longer
- Plastic baseball
- Dowel rod
- Spray paint color of your choice
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
The first thing I did was take a pair of scissors and poke some pilot holes in different areas around the plastic baseball. 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 hole and then twist the screw into the hole.
Once I had all of the screws where I wanted them, I took the drill bit and made a larger hole in the bottom center of the baseball. You can use a screw driver 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 that I made. I then let it sit for a minute or so while the hot glue cooled and hardened.
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 in the ground. If you wanted, you could paint the dowel rod, but I decided to leave mine natural.
I really love how they turned out! What do you think?
As always, I hope this project gives you inspiration 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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