Design Wizards: Garden Spheres, Orbs, and Gazing Balls


Whether you’re a master glass artist, or just starting out with seashells, pebbles, pennies, or marbles, flea market bowling balls make sturdy bases for garden mosaics. Gather your glue and patience, and take a look at some of these inspirational designs for mosaics for all levels of expertise
design wizards garden spheres orbs and gazing balls, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Penny balls take about $10 in pennies and should be painted a copper color so you don't have to do two layers!
Penny balls take about $10 in pennies and should be painted a copper color so you don't have to do two layers!
design wizards garden spheres orbs and gazing balls, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
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  • Pat Carlin
    on Aug 17, 2017

    how do you keep the stones from sliding off as you apply them?

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  • Rose Hammond
    on Oct 22, 2013

    What type glue works best to make these last?

    • Charlette Clark
      on May 30, 2014

      @Rose Hammond - I used GE Silicone II Clear Caulk, 10.1-Ounce Cartridge #GE5000 on the blue column and gazing ball.

  • Gem Murray
    on Aug 5, 2014

    LOVE IT!!! This will be my next project. I am now on a mission scouring through Craigslist to find freebies to use for the tile pieces.....

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