How to make garden ornaments

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How to make garden ornaments

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No lawn or garden design is complete without lighting, accessories or yard art to create a unique atmosphere. Strong garden decor such as obelisks, statues and urns can offer a focal resting place and create an interesting view. Try this simple ‘make at home’ idea for easy garden ornaments. Then look around your garden for a bare spot or an area that simply needs jazzing up and let your creativity inspire you.


Step One

Lightly coat the first ball with liquid glue, roll it in colorful, festive glitter and let dry.


Step Two

Once completely dry, coat the ball with a weatherproof sealant and let harden.


Step Three

Repeat these steps on a variety of ball sizes using complementary colors of glitter.


Step Four

Wrap the finished balls with thin wire and hang them from trees to create a focal point in the back yard. It's best to cluster the balls together (among trees that are in close proximity of each other) for maximum visual impact.


Step Five

Next, add string lights to warm and enhance the ball-art and dramatically accent your selected focal point. Lighting dances off the glitter balls creating a festive, lovely atmosphere.


Step Six

Place decorative stones in the bottom of hurricanes or vases, fill with water and add a floating candle for even greater impact. Alternatively you can use luminaries in colors that compliment the hanging balls. Strategically place hurricanes/luminaries to emphasize the garden design.


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