Chas' Crazy Creations
Chas' Crazy Creations
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Garden Gazing Ball Options

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I love garden gazing balls but I don't love the price. I made a variety of gazing balls for my garden, had fun while doing it, and used inexpensive items to get the look I desired.

garden gazing ball options

Mirror Gazing Ball -

I bought a large vase/fish bowl from the thrift store for $1 and sprayed the inside with Rustoleum Mirror Effect spray paint and let that dry completely.

garden gazing ball options

I turned it upside down and placed it on a plant stand I already had.

garden gazing ball options

Hanging Floral Gazing/Kissing Ball -

Pull the flowers off the stems and hot glue them onto a Styrofoam ball. Add some twine to hang them from.

garden gazing ball options

Hang them on garden hooks in your yard.

garden gazing ball options

Gallery Glass Gazing Ball -

I found this glass sphere and a metal candle holder at the thrift store. I E6000 glued them together and let that dry. Using Plaid Gallery Glass, I dipped my finger in the paint and onto the glass.

garden gazing ball options

Once the glass was coated, I let it dry completely.

garden gazing ball options

Penny Gazing Ball -

I hot glued pennies all around a floral vase. I then coated the vase with Mod Podge Ultra so that the pennies would stay when the weather temperature fluctuates.

garden gazing ball options

After that dried completely, I placed it on a copper pipe stand with my dish flowers. You can find more about creating dish flowers here -

garden gazing ball options

Cement Gazing Ball -

I mixed the cement mix and water to make a "mud" consistency. I placed it in a light fixture I found at the thrift store and let it dry.

garden gazing ball options

I gently broke the glass with a hammer and removed the cement ball from the glass and placed it in my yard.

garden gazing ball options

Table Top Gazing Ball (with light) -

I hot glued dollar store rocks on a dollar store vase/candle holder. After all of the rocks were in place I E6000 glued between all of the rocks to make sure they'd stick in the fluctuating temperatures outside. I let that dry completely.

garden gazing ball options

I placed it upside down on a flat pillar candle holder base. You can add a light inside and it's absolutely beautiful. You can see more on this project here -

garden gazing ball options

Solar Light Gazing Ball -

I placed a light fixture I found at a thrift store on top of a solar light. I love the way it glows at night.

garden gazing ball options

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  • Linda Russell
    on May 14, 2019

    what beautiful eye catching outdoor decorations for minimal cost. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful ideas. I have an area that needs some color added so I’m definitely going to try some of your projects!!

  • Cha12670578
    4 days ago

    All wonderful practical ideas to brighten up the garden. Definitely going to try a few of them myself. Did you make your dragonfly table yourself? It is absolutely gorgeous. I am mad about dragon flies!!!!!

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