Bowling Ball Pumpkin

September 25th, 2008 in member junk     
Chovey Chovey, member
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Yep...it's a bowling ball.  Foil, hot glue and an old lamp base!! wala!!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk

Comments (7)

maOf3greatkids writes: I've made Lizard, Penny, Rock, ladybug
Bowling balls I'm almost finished w/the bumble bee
& pumpkin ~ I'm confused about the tin foil!
Little Help please!! Posted: 12:08 pm on October 18th
angegrl40 writes: HI all, just wanted to let you know instead of using hot glue gun for the sides of the pumpkin bowling ball, you can use tin foil and roll and squeeze and then glue to the bowling ball then let it dry and then spray it,, i used mod podge glue , works awesome, love the pumpkin Posted: 11:24 am on October 8th
angegrl40 writes: THAT IS A VERY NICE PUMPKIN BOWLING BALL, WHAT KIND OF PAINT DO YOU USE ? AND I ALSO BEEN MAKING BUMBLE BEES AND LADY BUGS, AND I JUST GOT 3 SPIDER BOWLING BALLS DONE, LOVE MAKING THESE , THEY ARE A LOT OF FUN , I WILL ALSO BE PUTTING PICTURES UP WHEN I AM DONE WITH THEM ALL , AGAIN, NICE JOB, AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT KIND OF PAINT YOU USED FOR THE PUMPKIN BOWLING BALL ,,THANK YOU Posted: 11:35 am on October 4th
Chovey writes: Oh, and Christy, just put the word out there you want bowling balls and you'll be surprised how many people are willing to bequeth them to you!!!!

I started out mosaicing.
Then I broke mirrors and made mirror balls.
The fishing bobber.
And the pumpkin!

I've got another bowling ball idea up my sleeve but guess what?????

I don't have any bowling balls!!! hahahaha
c
Posted: 3:44 pm on September 26th
Chovey writes: Wow! Thanks everyone for the great comments!!!

Geo,
Really...this is sooooo easy to make.

As a matter of fact, my 4 year old niece crumbled up the pieces of foil for me!!! You can use tin foil, in small pieces, just fine. I used some old reeses foiled candy wrappers, too. I decopauged (sp?) it all on with just deco glue...many layers! Used a little spray paint. Oh, and a little brown glaze.

Next is just rows of hot glue. Then dab-painted the hot glue, too!

Let the whole thing dry. Then gave a really good coat or two or three of polyurethane! I painted it on so it would help seal any foil pieces that might have neglected to stick before!

The stem is a stick from my back yard. I hot glued this inside the finger holes. The spanish moss and leaves are all hot glued to cover the finer holes as well.

That's it! I used mine as an indoor decoration, but I think it would be fine sitting in a covered porch area...

Ok. I'm ready to see some bowling punkins out there!!!!

c Posted: 3:38 pm on September 26th
georgiamoon writes: I think you win the coolest punkin award. what do you mean ...you ONLY used foil, hot glue and a lamp part. How the heck do you make it look like that with FOIL? You're talking tin foil, right? Is that all over the ball? What made the ridges? I need some assistance here...can't figure out how you made this so great! Spell it out for me girlfriend, Georgia Posted: 2:19 pm on September 26th
csudderth writes: This is great Cynthia, I love it. Where in the world are you getting all of your bowling balls????
Christy Posted: 11:39 am on September 26th
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