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 4 questions
  • Liz
    on Jun 25, 2017

    what did you use to glue the pennies on?
  • Marnie
    on Jul 8, 2019

    Will the shinier pennies rust after a while because of the rain? Any way to prevent this from happening? It looks nice now because of the shinier copper colour distributed throughout.

    • Brigette Fahey
      on Jul 1, 2020

      You could take a goldfish type of glass vase/bowl and turn it upside down and cover it in pennies.

  • Teresa Anthony
    on Jul 19, 2020

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

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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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