How to Make a Penny Ball for Your Garden

After finding the inspiration on Pinterest, we knew we just had to make one for ourselves. We love the finished product and can't wait to make more of these simple garden features!
We started by collecting all our old pennies and then headed to the thrift store for a round object to adhere them to. Ends up that bowling balls are the perfect medium. They are sturdy and will hold up really well to the outdoor elements like weather and heat.
Next up we welded a stand so the ball could be stationary--and not roll off our deck!
The finished product is proudly displayed on my deck (and in my daughter's flower bed).
Make sure to check out our full post to learn more!

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3 of 6 questions
  • Teresa Anthony
    Teresa Anthony
    on Jul 19, 2020

    What type of Glue did you use, was it E600, or another glue

  • Shirley
    on Oct 22, 2020

    Approximately how many pennies did it take to make the beautiful bowling ball.

  • Teresa Anthony
    Teresa Anthony
    on Oct 27, 2020

    How did you keep your pennies from sliding, did you put the glue on the ball first, or penny first.???

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  • Patti
    on Jun 21, 2020

    OOps thanks, I just saw the type of glue above. Thank you so much! You are just so creative!

  • MaryIris
    on Jul 25, 2020


    Don’t want to be a bubble popper, but did you know that there’s a severe coin shortage in the USA? They’re hard to get, and banks, etc., are rationing coins.

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