Easy, Inexpensive, Repurposed Garden Art
Garden art balls (spheres, globes) can be made from various repurposed items such as old bowling balls and glass lamp globes. There are free instructions here.
You can cover a garden ball in anything that has a flat surface for adhesion and can withstand the weather.
Ideas For Materials
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- flat marbles (glass gems)
- aquarium pebbles
- wine bottle corks
- old costume jewlery
- mosaic tiles
You could also paint the globe or bowling ball or decoupage it.
Want to make some? Free instructions for making Garden Art Balls.
Here’s a listing of all of the DIY garden art projects on this site.
Garden Art Ball Ideas
Empress of Dirt Facebook friend Karen Weigert Enos makes all sorts of wonderful garden art balls with very striking colour choices.
This garden art ball has flat-bottom marbles (glass gems) on a lamp globe. The base is actually an old lamp from the 1970s.
Here’s another garden ball by Karen Weigert Enos, dubbed ‘Rootbeer Float’. Perfect name!
Empress of Dirt Facebook friend Louise is great at trying new garden art ideas. Here she has attached wine bottle corks to a garden sphere.
Decoupage Garden Ball
Empress of Dirt Facebook friend Pam used clippings from magazines to create this decoupaged garden ball. You can use regular Mod Podge to attach the pieces (and then weather protect them with polyurethane spray), or simply use outdoor Mod Podge.
The best garden art projects (with complete instructions) from this site are now available in my new eBook: Empress of Dirt Garden Art & Ideas.