Monday, March 12, 2012

The Great Bowling Ball Roundup!

So a while ago, I was doing my usual golf cart ride to the community dumpster and someone had thrown away a bowling ball...being unable to resist interesting looking garbage I threw it in the back of the golf cart with the thought of perhaps "sniper bowling" from my deck as they were thinning out the deer in my little community.  Then common sense took over and I decided I had better find a more responsible use for this new find.

So, as any logical person would also determine, the bowling ball must be turned into yard art!  A good friend of mine asked me to make her some for her yard...she went to Georgia Tech whose mascot is a bee so I made her a yard bumblebee in her school colors, using old screens for wings, upcycled copper posts for antennae with cedar closet balls on the ends.  I think he turned out just great!

With my newfound excitement for all things bowling ball, I started keeping my eyes open for bowling balls in thrift stores, etc.  On day ONE of my hunt, I walked into a thrift store and asked them if they happened to have any bowling balls...the girl looked at me like I was crazy and that perhaps I was messing with her as she walked me to the back of the store to show me this:

Pallet of Bowling Balls
Needless to say, there will probably be more bowling ball projects on the way!

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