I was completely inspired by a photo I saw on Pinterest. I managed to find a few bowling balls on kijiji and picked up some paint. After a little googling and some guess and testing, I’ve come up with a really easy way to make these adorable lady bugs.
- Bowling ball
- Spray paint, white primer and red
- Outdoor acrylic paint, black and white
- Paint Brush, thin
- Paint sponge, circle
I rigged up an old crocket spike in a patio umbrella stand, to hold the bowling ball so I could paint around the entire ball at once.
Paint the ball with a good coat of primer. Once it has completely dried, paint with the red paint. This could take two coats. The ladies at the hardware store suggested the 2x brand paint, and I agree, it works great.
I used a bowl as a template and drew a circle in pencil on the ball. I then hand painted the circle in black. Next I sponged on some black dots.
Once the black dried, I painted some eyes with white.
I considered spraying the whole thing with a clear coat, but for some reason it made the paint crackle. Since I used outdoor paint, I decided it should be able to withstand the weather.