|Mosaic with Grout|
I know two people in their 20’s who display old bowling balls artfully in their back yards. Think of a sculpture garden. You spy them here and there among the foliage. Well, people display “gazing balls,” and this is recycling! I’ve been to their gardens and really enjoy being surprised by the bowling balls. A plus, they won’t blow away!
These two people have something else in common: their father, my brother. He collects antiques, but also has some choice bowling balls displayed in his “Man Cave.”
In case plain bowling balls are not your thing, take a look at all the ways you could decorate them. I’m thinking flat craft marbles could look nice and sparkly in the sun. You’d need to use 100% silicone E6000 to glue the marbles on. Or make a more traditional mosaic of broken ceramics cemented on. You can even cover the bowling ball in pennies!
|BBs with Craft Marbles|
You can buy old bowling balls for cheap at yard sales. Most resale shops won’t take them. The linked website says you’ll need to bring them in when it gets cold as they can’t take freezing temperatures. Keeping them in the garage is fine.
I just saw a revamped bowling ball used as a gazing ball in a yard the other day. It looks very cool!