How to Make a Penny Ball for Your Garden

After finding the inspiration on Pinterest, we knew we just had to make one for ourselves. We love the finished product and can't wait to make more of these simple garden features!
We started by collecting all our old pennies and then headed to the thrift store for a round object to adhere them to. Ends up that bowling balls are the perfect medium. They are sturdy and will hold up really well to the outdoor elements like weather and heat.
Next up we welded a stand so the ball could be stationary--and not roll off our deck!
The finished product is proudly displayed on my deck (and in my daughter's flower bed).
Make sure to check out our full post to learn more!

Karli Freeman Millspaugh
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  • Teresa Anthony Teresa Anthony on Oct 26, 2020

    How did you keep your pennies from sliding, did you put the glue on the ball first, or penny first.???

  • Sandra Eaton Sandra Eaton on Apr 30, 2021

    What type glue to mount and stay on the bal

  • Veronica Veronica on Aug 31, 2021

    cant find bowling balls -what lse can I use

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  • Patti Patti on Jun 21, 2020

    OOps thanks, I just saw the type of glue above. Thank you so much! You are just so creative!

  • MaryIris MaryIris on Jul 24, 2020

    Beautiful!

    Don’t want to be a bubble popper, but did you know that there’s a severe coin shortage in the USA? They’re hard to get, and banks, etc., are rationing coins.

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