Tuesday, December 4, 2012

URN MAKEOVER


It was time to give the front porch urns a makeover for Christmas. Our local bowling alley gives away unwanted bowling balls, and the nice man even offered to help me put them in my vehicle. I told him what I was using the bowling balls for, and that seemed to get him in the mood for the holiday season.  At the end of  this post, there is a photo that I took of the urn that inspired me to make this.


I  picked a day that was fairly warm to spray paint the bowling balls, and found this perfect piece of cardboard to use so I wouldn't get spray paint all over the fence. I also chose a day when Mr. Mountain Breaths wasn't home because he loves to supervise when I have spray paint in my hand.

Once I spray painted the bowling balls, I sprinkled some red Martha Stewart glitter on them while they were still glossy. Once dry, I placed the ball on fresh greenery in the urns. Note:  The urns are fairly deep, so I placed a Folger's coffee container in the urn to raise the ball up. I also put some foam under the ball because I had it on hand.  The wind will never knock this over! I think the ball weighs at least 12 pounds.



Here is the urn that inspired me in the Grandinroad catalog. My urns are larger which I like better. Their ball is made of foam, and I love the little deer sitting by the urn.


Thank you for stopping by! I am joining Stonegable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits, and Cedar Hill Ranch for the Homespun Christmas Link Party.


Thank you so much for stopping by!
xxoo
Debbie




24 comments:

  1. That's a fun idea and it looks great-enjoy:@)

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  2. What a unique idea - love it!! I think you should paint a checked ball for the spring

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  3. So cute! And you are right, the wind will Never blow them away!

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  4. What a great idea for the old bowling balls! Looks so pretty. Very clever!

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  5. What a fabulous idea and it looks lovely!

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  6. Debbie, what a great idea, and those old balls really ramp up your urns!! I love this idea! Joni

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  7. Debbie, You come up with some of the best ideas. ~Ann

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  8. What a great idea...I have at least 3 bowling balls out in the garage...no red spray, but that can be taken care of in a jiffy!

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  9. What a great idea! If you had metallic paint you could make a gazing ball :) Your urn looks beautiful, Debbie.

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  10. Wow, your urn looks fantastic with the red gazing ball. I love this! :D

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  11. This is so great, I did something similar with dollar store bouncy balls in my window boxes, stop by and check it out if you get a chance :) Beautiful job!

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  12. It looks great! We don't even have a bowling alley here! Not one for miles and miles, about 30 miles actually!

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  13. How clever of you! Your urns look terrific. I had no idea that bowling balls were tossed out.

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  14. Your urns look beautiful! Love them.....

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  15. I've been looking for something like this to put in the planter by my front door. Great idea to spray paint bowling balls!

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  16. Hey Debbie.. Love the red ball... my father did that - bought one at a garage sale.... and he painted it silver...and he has it the back yard. Also....I went to your link - Stonegable...and she was showing in one of her pics the 12 days of Christmas pillow she made!! LOVED IT!! I am NOT a seamtress, so I called Target and our Target had the original pillow that she duplicated from.... and it is on sale!! I might not ever get my 12 Days dishes (at the low price you did - I see Williams Sonomoma have them full price again) but now I have a pillow!!

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    1. I loved that pillow too! Glad you found it on sale.

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  17. A bowling ball! Debbie, that is just brilliant, and it looks so pretty in the urn. (My husband gets nervous when I hold spray paint too. Like you, I try to do it when he's not home. I always thought it was just me. Glad to know tht it must be a man thing.) Thank you so much for prayers for our baby Dylan. laurie

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  18. What a clever idea, Debbie! That big, red ball most looks stunning in person. How did you think of that??!! Gosh, you could paint all kinds of colors for seasonal decor.

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  19. GORGEOUS..WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!

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  20. Spritz cookies and Christmas go together!!! You have certainly taken them up a notch or two!!! YUMMY!

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  21. I love the bowling ball idea. I run across them at thrift shops a lot.

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