Ok, everyone,………gotta keep it real!!! My bouncy balls……
…………….turned out to be a bust!
One day, after returning home from shopping, I saw one of my bouncy balls bouncing down the street! (Have you got a visual yet??!!)
I laughed so hard, I started crying!
So, back to the drawing board!! Everything happens for a reason right?
The bouncy orbs have been sent to the backyard (my dogs LOVE them)!!!
On to plan “B”…….
The wheels started turning! I checked the cost of supplies–cheap!
I checked the difficulty to make–easy!
Deciding whether or not I could do this……DONE! My new orbs!!
The process was really easy. I went to JoAnne fabrics and bought 4 quilters hoops (as I was making two orbs-two hoops per orb-duh!) for $4.99/each. I already had the glue and spray paint, so I was ready to go!
I separated the hoops and adjoined the larger two hoops together (the ones with the hardware screws attached for tightening). Thank you, Pumpkin (my cat) for supervising!!
Next, I took the remaining two smaller hoops and placed them inside the bigger hoops, positioning them as I wanted……
I then glued each piece to the top and bottom to secure! I let them sit overnight to completely dry, then spray painted them black!
Remember Plan A………………
Now, Plan B………..
Better, but,…..still not perfect!
Finials!!! I needed finials!! I had a couple drawer pulls left over from previous projects so I spray painted them black and glued them on top!
In case you’ve all been wondering if I feared these “orbs” might blow away as well……I have thought of that! I laid a large rock inside the orb to weight it down PLUS, my dear hubby actually stood in front of the orbs, took the leaf blower and blew the heck out of the orbs to see if they would fall off……they didn’t! I think I’m safe!!!
I took some outdoor battery operated lights I previously used on the back patio and placed them inside the orbs, over the rock to form a “mound”.
Last, I covered the rock and lights with the remaining grass allowing some of the lights to peak out!
These lights are fabulous in that they have a timer that allows them to come on at dusk and go off at dawn! PERFECT!!
So, my final result of Plan B………
They really are quite lovely at night. A soft glow. Just enough to catch your eye!
So, I think I’m through with my “orb” obsession for this year. That is, unless, I find these bouncing down the road! Oy, the visual!!!!
Until next time………
Linking up to:
The Scoop with Anita @ http://www.cedarhill-ranch.com/2013/03/the-scoop-59.html
Give me the Goods with Jamie @http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-party-1.html
Rock N Share Wednesday with D @ http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com/