Thursday, July 5, 2012


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It's time for more recycling!  I'm still using up all the golf balls and wire hangers and now I've added a water bottle to the mix!

This cute critter is fun to have hiding in your plants.

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Here's the video tutorial to see how I did it:


-  Golf ball
-  Wire hanger
-  20 gauge wire
-  Small wood piece for head
-  Plastic water bottle
-  Black acrylic paint
-  Black spray paint
-  Red spray paint
-  Glue

-  scissors
-  safety glasses
-  drill or rotary tool


1.  Cut wire hanger into four 2.5 inch to 3 inch pieces.  Bend each leg and the top and bottom.  A smaller bend will be the foot and the longer end will be inserted into the body.
2.  Drill holes into the body for the legs.  Be careful and wear your safety glasses.  Glue legs into the body.
3.  Cut 20 gauge wire and twist around a wooden skewer for the antennae.  Drill holes for the antennae and glue in place.
4.  Spray paint body black.
5.  While the body is drying, cut wings out of an old water bottle.  Make sure it is dry.  Take the black acrylic paint and make polka dots on the inside of the wings and allow to dry.  
6.  When the dots are dry, spray paint red on the inside of the wings.  It will probably take two coats.  Allow to dry.
7.  Glue the wings in to place and Viola! you have a ladybug to add a little whimsy to your garden!

Happy Crafting and as always, I'd love to see your version.  Send it to me at and I'll post it in a future blog and on our Facebook page!


LeaAnn said...

Thanks for such a informative video.. I think I shall try this. They are absolutely darling.

linda said...

like th ideal, thanks

Anonymous said...

Awesome. :D ty ty ty

Anonymous said...

how cute! I love lady bugs.

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Great video. Thank you!

Pam said...

Love it!! I definately need to try to make one. Looks easy and is so cute!

Anonymous said...

So cute and looks easy enough! I'd have to have 6 legs on mine.

Eileen Hughes said...

LOVE these seen them somewhere a while and wanted to make. Thanks for the video tutorial! Now I can try to make a few.

Carole @ Garden Up Green said...

This is cute! Lady bugs are my favorites. I painted tired into lady bugs and planted roses in them. This would be a neat addition to my garden. Great project - Thank you!
Carole @ Garden Up Green

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

What a cute idea. I love Lady Bugs and you could put these anywhere. Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

Janice Kay Schaub said...

awesome, and I have old golf balls. Thanks for the idea. I love the paint on the inside of the wings, makes them very pretty

Anonymous said...

I love the ideal. Just because I have lots of old golf nand trying to figure what kind of craft I could do with them. I have two questions. I have tried snowman made with golf balls. Glue won't stick. I Have tried many kinds. Do you have a good glue that you would totally recommend for this or other projects made with this type (golf ball) texture.

Also, I have tried drilling into golf balls. What kind of drill are you using and how deep are you going?


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