Upcycled Bowling Ball Yard Art


I made myself a little lady bug for my yard from an old, upcycled bowling ball :o)
upcycled bowling ball yard art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
upcycled bowling ball yard art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Ugly old bowling ball that I picked up at a garage sale for .50 cents.
upcycled bowling ball yard art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I taped it off for the face and wing areas. The two finger holes will become eyes and the thumb hole is where the antenna will go.
upcycled bowling ball yard art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
upcycled bowling ball yard art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Sprayed it with flat black spray paint.
upcycled bowling ball yard art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I used a scrap of contact paper and a scrapbooking circle punch for the spots.
upcycled bowling ball yard art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I reused the same piece of contact paper for the eyes and some white craft paint.
upcycled bowling ball yard art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
A piece of 16 guage wire bent if half and some Plaster of Paris for the antenna.
upcycled bowling ball yard art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
And some tiny wooden candle cups sprayed black on the ends of the antenna.
upcycled bowling ball yard art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
And here's my little lady!
upcycled bowling ball yard art, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling

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  • Patty
    on Nov 17, 2017

    Cute lady bug.
  • SharylP
    on Mar 2, 2018

    Okay, gotta start looking for old bowling-balls. I do see them occasionally at yard-sales and thrift-stores, but now I have a use for one!!!

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