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.
what you are doing ..so keep on trucking! I finally got a book case type of thing for all my glass ware. It was on my dining room table, waiting for those days of inspiration and no other chores or errands to do. And naps to take! So the table is finally cleaned off,and my glass is handy right next to where I keep all my marbles and glue etc, yes, in the dining room! oh well! I didn't know you could drill too! You ARE handy!
it is very frustrating. I have used the Sharpie paint pen, twice, came off both times. hubs just bought me a new keyboard, this one was 40 compared to the other at $10. We shall see. Also the tech said wired keyboards are going the way of the dinosaur, so this one is cordless and so is the mouse. There is so much stuff at the top of the board; I have no idea what those keys do. It is a Microsoft . We shall see. Supposedly from Office Depot I have 2 weeks, but I am going to raise the roof if in a reasonable time , (more than 2 weeks) the letters go the way of the others..
After seeing so many posts on diy garden globes, I just had to try it. I started searching for old bowling balls but all I found were priced too high. Then little by little, it all came
together and and I now have six garden globes that I just love. Hope you do too.
Commented 7 days ago
I have done many of these .Bbowling balls and globes. I don't grout mine, I like the white
globe showing through in little peeks. And that is not much anyway. When you put your marbles together closely, just a little of the white peeks through. As for breakage, I haven't found any of mine to break, they become heavier than by themselves, and the glue or silicone holds them together! A very fun and gratifying easy craft to do. And globes or jars are much easier to find than bowling balls. I like yours very much, such unexpected little gifts in a garden! Thanks for posting! by the way , what do you do about water spotting?Vickie G
There are few things in this world I enjoy more than gardening and breathing new life into things that most people would consider old junk bound for the landfill. When I saw a stacked
galvanized tub planter on Pinterest, I knew I had to make one of my own. We have old galvanized tubs sitting around our house that used to serve as dog bowls. I dragged them out of storage and drilled some drainage holes in them, then I used an old rusty piece of rebar to anchor them all together. After adding a little garden soil and some hosta, creeping jenny and purple moon torenia, I had myself a gorgeous piece of garden art. The previous owners of our house had replaced the pool pump and cut the sand filter in half to use as planters. I love that he was a repurposer, too! I got my husband to dig a shallow hole, and we buried the top half of the pool pump halfway in the ground but tipped at an angle to show off the flowers better. Filled with coleus and hosta, it makes the perfect end cap for my shady driveway border. Great for adding some #SummerStyle to my house!
If you like my ideas, I welcome you to come visit my blog and pin these images from the original source here: http://unskinnyboppy.com/2013/05/pinterest-i...
Commented on May 11, 2013
And aren't hostas just the greatest ? I have several varieties, but there are thousands more,
A friend of mine inspired me to make my own "Garden Hose Wreath". I love the surprise factor people get when they come to the front door. Why yes...I have a hose on my door. Even the mail man commented on this one!
ha! I have several little cans of sample paint..I didn't know I could make my own chalk paint. You and Sherrie ....good idea! Dianne Kurtz I am LOOKING for those old ugly tables! Do you think we can find them here? such detail on them, , even if they are laminated,when painted they are so cool! go for it! Take a deep breath, spread out your plastic cloth, go to work, .and be sure to post pictures. Jeanette S Isnt that so true...love the prissy table comment!
Almost 40 years ago we converted a discarded chest of drawers into this doll house for our daughter. It remains in our home for grandchildren to enjoy. I saw this idea in a magazine about
the time a neighbor placed an old chest on the street for garbage collection. The one drawer that still existed was retained at the bottom for storage of extra furniture. Some of the furniture in these photographs was mine (1940's). Other pieces were added in the 1970's for our daughter and some later than that. The drawer keeps the assortment available for redecorating. During its early years, Santa with his sleigh and raindeers sat near the chimney at Christmas.
PHOTOGRAPHS SHOULD EXPLAIN THE RESULTS:
The top of the chest is an attic room. The front side of the roof is built in two pieces and hinged so that the lower portion can be lifted. It is held in place with an attached wooden prop (see photo). The roof is made with latticed wood strips, the chimney is painted with a brick design and trees and flowers are painted on the outside walls. For the floors we used carpet scraps for the bedrooms and the bathroom and a Formica scrap for the kitchen. My husband cut tiny pieces of wood and created a parquet floor for the living room. There are doorway openings between the rooms and a movable staircase. We added wheels for obvious reasons.
Commented on May 04, 2013
What a wonderful expression of love and caring! A true treasure! I absolutely love it , wish I
had had something like it when I was a kid, or had it for my kids. Thank you so much for posting! I enjoyed exploring in it!