Julee S
Julee S
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  • Bangor, MI

Lighted gazing ball mounted in an old log / Instructions included!


This is a standard glass gazing ball that can be purchased at many home centers that we mounted on an old log and installed colored lights inside the glass ball. We drilled a hole up through the center of the log and fished an extension cord from the bottom to the top and into the glass ball after inserting colored LED lights. Then we mounted the log on a concrete base and secured it in place. I broke my original beloved gazing ball this morning trying to get pics so that is the reason for the change on the color of the glass ball.
My original glowing "fairyball" at dusk.
My original glowing "fairyball" at dusk.
Daytime shot of my shade garden with the Fairyball. It's on the left of this photo.
Daytime shot of my shade garden with the Fairyball. It's on the left of this photo.
OH NO! A deadly mishap this morning! Time for a new colored gazing ball.
OH NO! A deadly mishap this morning! Time for a new colored gazing ball.
This is a top view of the hole we drilled in the log to run the extension cord. The end of the hole is the same diameter as the outside of the gazing ball stem.
This is a top view of the hole we drilled in the log to run the extension cord. The end of the hole is the same diameter as the outside of the gazing ball stem.
Feeding the strand of colored lights into the gazing ball.
Feeding the strand of colored lights into the gazing ball.
I taped the end of the strand of lights to the extension cord so it couldn't accidently pull out and fall back down that long 31 inch hole in the log.
I taped the end of the strand of lights to the extension cord so it couldn't accidently pull out and fall back down that long 31 inch hole in the log.
Placing the gazing ball onto the top of the log.
Placing the gazing ball onto the top of the log.
This is how the gazing ball nestles onto the log. It just sits there.
This is how the gazing ball nestles onto the log. It just sits there.
All finished. Now my Fairyball is green until I can find the perfect replacement color.
All finished. Now my Fairyball is green until I can find the perfect replacement color.

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  • Gerry
    on May 6, 2016

    Love the idea, has anyone tried this with solar lights?

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