Cover it with mosaic items (can even be more recycled materials like broken glass or dishes) and then put it in your garden like a gazing ball or decoration.
If they are bright colors like the ball picture they would look neat buried halfway in flowerbeds or perhaps even just in the grass in your lawn. Likewise, if you had several, you could make a border for a flower bed or line a pathway.
Contact the local Senior Center. Ours is collecting old bowling balls to make lady bugs, bumble bees and other items that can be used in the garden. Instructions for making these items are easily found on the internet.
Matt Cole jewelry made from recycled bowling balls!
Or you could use them as gazing balls.
Thank you, incredibly inspiring! Appreciate the time you took!
I agree with Mogie’s suggestion of a gazing globe. I bought a ball from a thrift store and spray painted it with a shiny chrome. We had a small plant stand it happened to fit on top of.
Make sure the plant stand is firmly in place. This is very top heavy and could be knocked over on someone causing injury unless it is stable. I bent some rebar and pinned the base of the stand to the ground.
Thank you so much! Sounds like very good advice, will use it!
Here's some cool ideas from other Hometalkers
Incredible! Thank you so much!
Here's some cuties from Pinterest:
Wow! Incredible! Thank you so much for taking the time!
There are lots of ideas here:
Thank you, so inspiring, better than I imagined!
Use it in the garden as a gazing globe. I've seen them covered in pennies and glass beads.
Glad to help. Good luck with your project and I hope you'll share it with us here when it's done!
Another vote for a garden gazing ball!
Thank you, I love the idea too!
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Thank you! There are some absolutely beautiful ideas there! Incredible!
A garden gazing ball! I've been hunting for one at garage sales and thrifts. They seem to elude me!
I have seen bowling balls "tiled" with a mosaic patter of broken mirrors. They use a construction adhesive to carefully adhere the mirror pieces to the bowling ball then grout the ball. It was beautiful.
Hi KB: You can sink it part way into the ground, use some rocks that are oblong and make a turtle out of it :) Good luck