Welcome to the Summer Blogger Challenge: Creating with Beads. 8 Bloggers agreed to take the Create Something With Beads Challenge. I’m so excited to be participating.
Rules: Use these beads, other than that all is fair. You could use as many or as little of the beads as you wanted.
Since its summer time, my ideas for this challenge was to create something for my garden or porches. After thinking it over for several weeks I finally knew what I wanted to create. A decorative Globe.
A yard globe, also known as a garden globe, gazing ball, lawn ball, garden ball, gazing globe, mirror ball, chrome ball, or orb, is most time colorful, glitzy and a sphere.
I purchased this 6″ Styrofoam ball and the beads.
To attach the beads, use a hot glue gun. Apply a short glue line and add a few beads. The glue will dry before you get the beads added if you apply to much hot glue at once. I asked my grandson Ben to help. It was amazing how the beads really added weight to the globe which I liked. This will help it stay where you want in the garden or on your porch or patio.
Continue adding beads on the ball. There were more of the filler beads, silver, and clear so those are added more often than the bigger colored beads. The globe is starting to shape up.
I think adding the beads took about 2 – 3 hours total.
All done……..here is the finished globe. There are many ways the globe could be displayed. I added mine to a pot but a stand would really be pretty too.
What a nice addition to my front porch. I think I will make another one to put on my back screened porch, if I can get Ben to help. Hint Hint! I like that the globe adds color and a festive feel to the area.
Now its time to visit the other amazing bloggers participating in this Garden Stencil Launch. You will be inspired.