This basketball wasn't a ball that could be filled with air since our dog got ahold of it. She bites the balls once, ruins them and never touches them again. I used a knife to cut a small slit in the ball.
Garden Gazing Ball
I am super excited to show you guys this tutorial. If you have kids and a dog, you might have flat basketballs lying around the yard. I've held onto these basketballs with the hopes of finding a way to use them someday and that day has come. I decided to turn one of these flat basketballs into a gazing ball for my garden and am so happy I did. It turned out lovely and it was a great way to upcycle a useless item.
Pull out all those plastic bags (or anything else you have on hand) and stuff the ball.
I used a piece of Duct Tape to cover the slit and sprayed the ball with textured spray paint. This ball has three coats of spray paint and looks just like a cement.
When the spray paint was completely dried, I used outdoor paint to paint to decorate my gazing ball.
Paint your gazing ball and let dry.
Spray with a clear sealant and let dry.
Place in your garden and enjoy!
I have more outdoor projects on the blog, like this DIY Cuckoo Clock inspired birdhouse.
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