A Penny For Your Thoughts...
Have you ever made or seen a penny ball? I saw these images when I was rambling around Pinterest and thought how clever! I have always loved spheres in gardens, but most of the ones I have been drawn to are quite expensive. This one piqued my interest, because it could be made with pennies. All you need are a bunch of pennies and an old bowling ball to make a beautiful garden sphere, that not only repels slugs, but also makes hydrangeas blue? I think this could be a fun summer project! The pennies don't patina like 100% copper does, but what a great looking sphere to add a little interest to your garden. You have to use a really strong glue like Amazing Goop in Home and Garden or marine formula because it is UV resistant and waterproof according to Beth Evans Ramos of a Greener Life. House of Hawthorne has a tutorial here. I am going to start saving my pennies now so I can make a penny ball with my kids this summer! Of course we have to find an old bowling ball too but that shouldn't be so hard, right?
Finally, a purpose for a penny other than weighing down my purse!