A Bowling Ball to Top Off My Tipsy Pots


We built a tipsy pot tower out of galvinized buckets. I love all things shiny and sparkly so I decided to add a decorated bowling ball to the top of my tower.
a bowling ball to top off my tipsy pots, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I found a bowling ball at Goodwill in a color that I love.
a bowling ball to top off my tipsy pots, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
My husband drilled the thumb hole larger so that it would fit over the 1" conduit that is support for the tower.
a bowling ball to top off my tipsy pots, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I applied glass stones to the ball using a clear weatherproof silicone glue. I have been using this glue on projects for over 5 years and have never had anything loosen or fall off.
a bowling ball to top off my tipsy pots, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
love the way it shines and sparkles as the sun hits the glass.

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1 question
  • Chris
    on May 16, 2016

    How do you keep it from tipping over?

    • Bridget Daniels
      on May 17, 2016

      The conduit has been put through a hole in the tub on the bottom and sunk quite a bit into the ground.

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  • Cecilia Desilets
    on Jun 26, 2015

    It is beautiful! I tried this several years ago; the bowling bowl was a darker color than I wanted it to be, so I spray painted it white with Krylon paint meant for resin pieces. Sure wish I had it now to put in my garden; when we moved somehow it got left behind, darn it. It seems harder to find those large balls here.

  • Nancy J
    on Jul 30, 2015

    lovely!

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