DIY Glowing Garden Ball

By | July 20, 2013
Glowing Garden Ball

A couple months ago I found this round light cover at goodwill.  Right away I pictured a garden ball, so I bought it for a dollar (man I LOVE a bargain).  Of course with all the stuff going on over the summer we never did get to make it, until last week that is.

When I pulled the light cover out and and then got the left over decorative stones we used for our Stepping Stones last year my daughter was so excited.  She started gluing the stones on right away.  I think she was trying to make it look like a flower on the top since it was going in the garden.

I have to say this really did not take long to make at all, my grand plan to keep her busy for a while did not work since she was done in less than 30min.  Oh well she did a great job and it looks awesome in the garden.

After we put it in the garden I wondered what would happen if we put our jack o lantern light in it once it got dark, so I told my daughter we would try it when it got dark out.  WOW it is even prettier lit up!  This project turned out so great and for the tiny little dollar I spent on that used light cover we got this awesome glowing garden ball that my daughter made.  I am thinking I want to keep an eye out for more and have a bunch in the garden and then just use a string of Christmas lights to keep them lit up, what do you think?

Do you ever go looking for used items to re-purpose in your crafting?


Check out our SPRING   and GARDEN boards on Pintrest for more fun ideas

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Round Glass Light Cover
Glass Stones
Glue Gun
Jack O Lantern Light


 Glue your stones to the light cover using your glue gun.  You can do any pattern /color you want.
 Keep gluing till the light cover is covered
Now just place your garden ball in the garden for a pretty accent
And when it gets dark, put your jack o lantern light in the ball and watch how your garden glows!

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44 thoughts on “DIY Glowing Garden Ball

  1. sue

    I love them all this week!! Thanks so much for linking them all up with us at One Sharendipity Place!
    sue @

    1. Tracey Kite

      Thanks Sue! We have been keeping busy, I am so glad you are enjoying all the projects and thanks so much for hosting a great linky!

    1. Tracey Kite

      LOL, I know, I have been trying to keep her busy this summer and this did not workout for that but it sure turned out great anyway!

  2. Joy

    Soooo cute! My grandkids would love one of these!

    Thanks, and thank you for joining us for Let’s Get Social Sunday!

    Love, Joy

  3. Cynthia Landrie

    I just love this! I am wondering if you would approve of me using one of your photos and your link and add them to a post that I will be featuring on Wednesday. I have made a Butterfly feeder and would love to add your link! Let me know.

    Cynthia at Feeding Big
    email –

    1. Tracey Kite

      Hi Cynthia, of course you can use it! Thanks so much for wanting to! I will shoot you an email with my permission for your records just in case ;)

  4. Lita

    I love this. I’ll never be lucky enough to find one of those at a thrift shop, but I have one hanging in my entry hall. I see a little redo happening all in the name of another garden decoration! Thanks,for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.

    Love the braids. My granddaughters came home from vacation with beaded braids.

    Linda @ tumbleweed Contessa

    1. Tracey Kite

      Oh man if I had some more in the house I would be taking them down and making more too!

      And thanks on the braids, both my girls wanted braided hair that day, they looked so cute with it.

    1. Tracey Kite

      Hi Material Girl! A Jack O Lantern Light is a small battery powered light that they sell to put in the pumpkins for Halloween instead of using candles. They have a few different kinds and you can usually find them in craft stores or places like Target.

  5. Simsim

    Love this idea, thanks so much for sharing. Just need to find me one of those light covers!!

  6. Banba

    How cute! I’m going to pin this idea!

    Great post! Thanks for sharing with us today at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. –

  7. Sherry O

    What a neat idea! I’m looking to replace the light in my laundry room which is just like this, so now I’ll know what to do with it once it’s down. I’m always looking to add more decor to my garden AND do projects with my girls, so this accomplishes both – and the string of lights idea is great. Thanks so much for sharing at Who Needs A Cape?’s Super Sunday Link Party, and be sure to stop back for more linky fun!

    SherryO @
    Not Your Average Super Moms …

  8. Barb

    Love it! My kids would love a craft like this! Thanks for sharing it at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

  9. Julie

    Visiting from #LOBS – such a great idea – my girls would love doing something like this. Very creative idea :-)

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  13. шоколад слим отзывы

    О том, которая десерты недужны для лица распологает сведениями многообразная барышня.
    Но и у подобном варианте филиппика удастся об удивительной изготовлении современных компаний производителей финансов в пользу понизить значительного веса.
    Шоколадка про избавления от лишней
    массы тела – нежность, но от какого-либо
    разрешается прочее приложится наслаждение, притом со немалой злословием к фигуры.
    Стало быть, тот, все кто нам препятствует, тот для нас и дополнительно предназначен для того,
    что бы? В какой мере действенным будет
    сходная вкусная рацион?

  14. carolyn cogan

    Just a suggestion, if you use a clear cover and leave the very top free of “gems” you can use a solar light from the dollar store and they will light up automatically at sunset.

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