Golf Buddy | Golf Ball Craft with Video Tutorial

Do you ever wonder what to get a golfer? How about making something fun? Make it for your husband or your father. Have the kids help! Your Golf Ball Buddy can be happy or grumpy. Make it look like the person you are making it for, or go off in a totally different direction. There is no wrong or right!!

These are great to hang on a golf bag, or make as an ornament. Think holiday gifts! 

Here is the Golf Buddy Video Tutorial

Materials You Will Need to Make the Golf Buddy

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Golf Buddy Directions

Step 1

Take a drill or use something to puncture the outside layer of the golf ball. Be careful. You do not need to drill very far. Just getting past the white layer is all you need. Take the eye hook and screw it into the golf ball – should go in very easily. Paint golf ball flesh color and let dry. I take a wire and loop it through the eye hook and hang it to dry.

Flesh painted golf ball with eyescrew

Step 2

Take the back of the paintbrush and dip it in the white paint. Make two dots where you want the eyes to be. When they dry, go back with the back of a paintbrush and dip into black paint. Use that to make the black pupils for the eyes. You can use the black permanent marker if you prefer.  

Use back of paintbrush to create the white part of the eyes

Step 3

Use the black permanent marker and draw the mouth.

Draw mouth onto flesh golf ball with a black permanent marker

Step 4

Take paint brush and paint on eyebrows and the hair with whatever color you have chosen and let dry.

Paint eyebrows onto flesh golf ball with a small paintbrush
Paint hair to the back of the head

Step 5

Meanwhile, snip the yarn or embroidery thread into pieces for the hair. When hair paint is dry, glue on the thread or yarn to give the hair texture. Let it dry. When dry, take the hair paint color and paint over the yarn or thread. It pulls the whole look together. Let everything dry.

Paint glue over painted hair on the back of the head
Add embroidery floss to the glue for the golf buddy hair

Step 6

When dry, give your golf buddy a trim. Use a finishing spray or brush-on varnish or polyurethane to help protect your Golf Ball Buddy! You can give it a matte, satin, or a glossy finish.

Trim the golf buddy hair

Finished Golf Buddy!

Golf ball buddy
Golf ball buddy

Have fun with it! I’d LOVE to see what you make! Be sure to share it over on my Craft Klatch Facebook Group! It’s Free! ❤️

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Have fun with it! I’d LOVE to see what you make! Be sure to share it over on my Craft Klatch Facebook Group! It’s Free! ❤️

Thanks for stopping by! Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


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