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  • Marina Schreckengost

    who knew: pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue! "Here’s a simple garden art project, that is wonderfully mindless. Use a strong glue to attach your surplus pennies to a thrift store bowling ball. It would be a great project to do with your kids on a rainy day. For the glue, my favorite is made by Amazing Goop, and I use the Home and Garden or Marine formula, because they are UV resistant as well as waterproof."

  • Christine Zarp

    Penny Ball for the garden. Pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. I love this idea.using an old bowling ball, strong glue and pennies

  • Diana Couch

    REALLY COOL IDEA!!!! who knew: pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. Really?? Will have to try this! glue 1-2 layers of pennies on an old bowling ball with E-6000 craft glue. They tend to slide around a bit till the glue firms up, so work in small areas at a time, keeping the freshly glued area at the top to minimize sliding. Once you have an area securely glued, it will keep the newly glued areas from sliding.

  • Maria Jett

    I'm going to try this! Gardening Ideas / REALLY COOL IDEA!!!!z>> who knew: pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. I have the bowling ball out in the rock garden waiting for this.

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DIY Decorative Garden Balls ...should do this for my mom. She loves these things.

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  • Natalie Hamilton

    Collecting pennies for the bowling bowl I finally found at an estate sale... the vinegar and salt cleaning is amazing! Next clean the ball... then glue! Thanks

  • Amy Rothmeyer

    That pedestal looks like a giant ice cream cone

  • Wanda Clark

    Love it, one of my next projects...Thanks for the info...

Copper kills slugs where as salt only dehydrates them, but they continue to live....Penny Ball for the garden. Pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. I love this idea. It looks old and new and beautiful. I need this to keep the slugs off my strawberries! -- House of Hawthornes: Bowling Ball Yard Art

  • Patty Becker Vining

    Pennies 1982 and before are copper. After 1982 they are zinc and plated with copper so check the pennies dates

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