Don't you just need a new piece of
junk art for your yard? Whew, I sure did! How about a copper frog ball? Isn't she purrrrrdyyyy?
You can make one too!
Bowling Ball - got mine at a thrift store.
Plastic Toy Frogs - Dollar Tree
Copper Spray Paint - I used this one by Rust-Oleum.
Wash and dry the bowling ball and place somewhere to keep it from rolling around while you work on it.
Take pieces of Scotch Tape and make small rolls with sticky side out.
Use these rolls to tape the frog's little hands to the bowling ball like so.
Cover the entire top side of the bowling ball with the taped frogs. This tape will soon hold your frogs in place while the adhesive is drying.
Add the E-6000, to the bottom side of each frog.
Firmly press the frog to the bowling ball, then let the tape hold frog in position. I did not apply any adhesive to the hands.
Now comes the hard part, you must wait for the adhesive to cure/dry/whatever you call it. I waited about 24hrs.
Once adhesive is dry, flip ball over and repeat the tape/glue process on the other side. Be sure to leave an open area where the ball will sit on it's stand. And the hard part again, wait for the adhesive to dry!
Once the adhesive is all set, remove the tape from the frog hands. It's like shaking each of their little hands, thank you, thank you very much. Thank you, thank you. Thank you for allowing me to glue your little butt to my bowling ball! lol! Do this for every frog. :)
Spray paint the entire ball with the copper spray paint. Give it a few coats to fill in the groves. I cut a hole in a box to create a place for my ball to sit while I painted it.
Let paint dry and that's it, all done! Simple right? Now place her in your yard!
-I should try it on a glass light cover/globe instead of a bowling ball.
-I think I should try rubbing on some dark wood stain or black paint to add dimension to all the groves.
-Next time remove the runaway strings of adhesive before painting. Duh! There was only one though.
-I wonder why my bowling ball did not have any finger holes?
-Man I wish I had an Iced Mocha right now! Oh wait did I say that out loud? ;)
Do you think it's cool? Do you think it's weird, ugly? What are your thoughts?
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