Golf Ball Lion DIY – Recycling Golf Ball Series ~ Craft Tutorial

It’s time for another recycling golf ball craft! It’s been a while since my last one and today we are going to make a golf ball lion!!

Supplies You Will Need for the Golf Ball Lion

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Golf Ball Lion Video Tutorial

Golf Ball Lion Directions

1.  Drill a hole into the golf ball and screw in the eyescrew.

Drill a hole into a golf ball
Screw and eye screw into the golf ball

2.  Put it on a wire, to hang it, which makes it easier to paint. Paint it yellow. It will take 1-2 coats to cover the writing. Allow it to dry.

suspend golf ball and spray paint it yellow

3.  Cut a circle out of the felt and cut an inner circle. I show you how in the video above. Don’t worry if it is not perfectly round.

Cut brown felt with scissors for the golf ball lion mane
cut a circle out of brown felt
fold felt circle
cut corner of the folded felt
Hole in middle of the brown felt circle

4.  Glue it onto the golf ball, like a mane.

glue felt circle around yellow golf ball with hot glue

5.  Cut smaller pieces of felt and glue into place. I did alternating colors because I thought it would be fun! Now, trim the mane to the shape you want.

glue darker felt pieces to the golf ball lion mane
layer brown felt pieces onto lion mane
Trim off excess felt

6.  Cut fringes into the mane to give it a more realistic look (I use the term realistic very loosely).

cut fringes into the golf ball lion mane

7.  With a permanent marker, draw the nose and mouth.

Use permanent marker to

8.  Glue on googly eyes and eyebrows.

glue on google eyes

9.  Draw on whiskers if you want.

Draw whiskers onto golf ball lion with permanent marker
golf ball lion diy

Other Golf Ball Critter Crafts

If you enjoyed the golf ball lion and are looking for more crafty inspiration, I have lots of golf ball crafts to share with you!

Fun Lion Stuff!

If you love lions, here are some other fun lions things you will enjoy!

That’s it! 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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