When I pulled up to their house, I saw that they had already stuck a HUGE pile of stuff out by the curb for trash collection. One thing caught my eye.
I quickly stuck it in my car and went on with the rest of my day.
It has sat in my shed for almost a year, and I finally got the courage to work on it. I had been saving a bunch of plastic gift cards thinking I would cut them into pieces, spray paint them and create a glued mosaic onto the ball. As I stood there looking at it all, my eye caught on the gold spray paint and I thought, "Forget all that work! I'm doing this!".
I wiped it down and started putting coats of gold spay paint on it, letting it dry between coats.
After 3-4 coats, I decided it needed more shine, so I added a coat of spray glitter. Then started spraying it with a clear gloss enamel.
I put on 5-6 coats of the clear, letting it dry between.
Then I picked out a place in my garden.
Cost: Materials in hand.
Time: 1 day due to drying times.
Side Note: I start a new job next week, PRAISE GOD! I'm not sure how often I will be able to create and post, though I'm working on one more project now.