This year for Mother’s Day, I decided to get creative. I had seen this idea on another website that I love to follow. She is always crafty and very artsy! Pink and Green Mama is a great site. I think I have referenced it before.
She had done these a while back. I had bookmarked it and decided to make them for mothers day. Here is the link to her directions - http://pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.com/2009/05/home-made-gazing-balls-for-your-garden.html
I didn’t take as many pictures as I usually do, but oh well! I found the balls at Michaels. They were under $2 a piece. Then I bought some acrylic metallic paint in four fun colors! I also that the 3/8 dowel. I just cut one if half to make two gazing balls. Last, I found some silver jewelry wire, I believe in 12 gauge. It worked great!
The kids had fun making them for the Grandmas for Mother’s Day. I liked them so much that we made a couple for our front rock area! Very easy craft to do! And it makes a great present! Even a few people thought I had bought them! I fooled them!
Thanks Pink and Green Mama for yet another great idea!