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Thread: upcycling is so fun

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    I made this bowling pin into a fun scarecrow from old bluejeans, scraps and a little bit of imagination, the bowling ball is now a gazing ball!!
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    Those are so clever! Wish I could think of something like those.

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    neat

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    How creative! Good job.

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    What a fun idea! Wonder what you'll use for the crows? I mean, ya gotta have crows if you have a scare crow, right?

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    A lot of imagination and extremely clever (smile). Love that bowling pin. My DH would absolutely love it. So clever. Thank you for sharing.

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    really cute and clever

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    I thought about getting the ones that are made from bark and feathers and perch them on his hat and one of his shoulder
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    What fun and so creative!

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    The scare crow is adorable!!

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    How cute. I love both pieces.

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    Wow u have the touch! I don't have much imagination!

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    lovely!! I love the " hay stalk " in her mouth...
    I'm on the search for a bowling ball to upcycle into a gazing ball... I'm thinking I might paint mine with glow in the dark paint and then apply the glass baubbles over it... figure it can't hurt... I've love it to glow at night.....

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    Very clever

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    Good Morning, This scarecrow is probly the cutes one I've ever seen............nice job!

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    Both projects are great. I have an old bowling bowl I have to convert to a gazing ball as well. My daughter gave it to me 3 years ago and I haven't gotten around to doing it yet. I have all the supplies except the silicone grout. Someday.

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    both project are great!

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    Those are wonderful creations!!! That scarcrow is adorable!!

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    LOL! Love the expression on the scarecrow!

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    What creativity! Great job!

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    Very clever !

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    Those are great! You have real talent.

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    wow..those are great...what did you PRIME the pin with before painting it? and what did you use on the ball, general tile stuff?

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    Awesome!!! You are very creative and do great work. Love them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    wow..those are great...what did you PRIME the pin with before painting it? and what did you use on the ball, general tile stuff?
    I sanded both the ball and pin, then I primed the pin with leftover kilz and then painted the neck and face with acrilic paint, I havent put a seal on yet but I will once it dries a few days, for the ball I sanded and washed it and used liquid nail to place the glass beads, then let it cure about 3 days, I used the grout with no sand so the glass beads would'nt get scratched. After it dries for about 2 days I sealed it with grout sealer and put a layer of poly on it. Generally grout is not good in extream cold, so I am going to bring my ball for the winter.

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