This is my lighted gazing ball that I lovingly refer to as my "Fairyball". It's made from a standard gazing ball that can be purchased at most garden or craft centers and an old log we
fished out of a river while camping. We let it dry for a year, then drilled a hole right up through the center and ran an extension cord up through the hole to plug the strand of lights into. Colored LED lights have been the best string of lights because they do not get hot inside the glass ball and burn out. Its on a timer and glows 365 days a year down in my shade garden.
Commented on Mar 14, 2013
Nancy, I've buried many outdoor extension cords that have lasted forever. Still have two that
Here are the instructions of how we made my tea pot fountain. Hope it helps with all of you who are interested!
Commented on Mar 10, 2013
Hi Sharron! I hadn't checked my hometalk in a while and when I typed Hometalk in Google there
was my garden fence with my grow sign! Always a surprise! Boy has it been a busy winter! Hubby and I have been making stuff to sell on Etsy and that has been a lot of fun. My son, Chris, who has TBI and epilepsy had a challenging week of seizures in early February and suffered 2nd & 3rd degree burns on his arm so we are still doing twice daily dressing changes and starting hand therapy to help with function in his hand. I've had a challenging time with my lungs and will be asking my lung doctor about undergoing a lung transplant at Cleveland Clinic in the future when I see him on the 20th. In the meantime I am enjoying the first signs of spring! The redwing blackbirds, killdeer, geese and bluebirds are already back, my daffodils are up out of the ground and the snow is melting. YEAH! I'll shave my legs in ten days and maybe even paint my toenails!
We call these "memos from the branch office. We start with a branch, flatten one side and then the bottom so it sits correctly and the laser engrave the quote on it. Harder then it sounds because you only get one shot at it in the engraver.
Commented on Jan 08, 2013
We'll be making more! Did a couple of really simple blanks today that I will be engraving in a
Make gorgeous fire and ice lanterns to line your drive this winter. All it takes is a little time and inexpensive materials from the dollar store!
Commented on Dec 28, 2012
Thank you Jessica! You are only a few hours away from me! I really want to line my walkway
with these. I should pick up a string of LED lights before they are gone for the year so I don't have to use individual battery lights. Have you thought of doing these along a string of lights? LEDs do not give off heat like regular mini lights do and colored ones give a much softer glow then white. Now that its cold and we have had cooler temps this is a possibility!