Learn how to create a cute ladybug out of recycled items! I made it for the garden, but it could be a home or garden accent!
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It’s time for more recycling or upcycling…I always get them confused! I’m still using up all the golf balls I have accumulated, but I have added wire hangers and a water bottle to the mix this time!
It’s fun to have this cute critter hiding in your plants!
If you enjoy this golf ball craft, be sure to check out my 30 Golf Ball Crafts! You are sure to find the perfect project to inspire you!
FYI: I go beyond bugs and even make some home decor accessories!
Here is the Video Tutorial
So you can see how I used recycled items to make this cute Ladybug!
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If you like ladybugs, I made Resin Ladybugs and Ladybug Picture Holders!
Supplies You Will Need to Make the Ladybug
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- Golf ball
- Wire hanger
- Plastic water bottle
Supplies to Buy (if you don’t have them on hand)
For How to Make a Ladybug Using Recycled Items
1. Cut the wire hanger into four 2.5 inch to 3 inch pieces. Bend each leg at the top and bottom. A smaller bend will be the foot and the longer bend will be inserted into the body.
2. Drill holes into the body for the legs. Be careful and wear your safety glasses. Glue the legs into the body.
3. Cut 20 gauge wire and twist around a wooden skewer for the antennae. Drill holes for the antennae and glue in place.
4. Spray paint the body and legs black.
5. While the body is drying, cut wings out of an old water bottle. Make sure it is dry. Take the black acrylic paint and make polka dots on the inside of the wings and allow it to dry.
6. When the dots are dry, spray paint red on the inside of the wings. It will probably take two coats. Allow it to dry.
7. Glue the wings into place and Viola! you have a ladybug to add a little whimsy to your garden!
Other Garden Decor Ideas!
Flowers for your garden don’t all need to be watered and all ants don’t invade your picnic! Here are some fun garden decor ideas for you to make!
- Recycled Flower Garden Art
- Recycled Sunflower Garden Art
- Artichoke Inspired Garden Art
- Giant Ants Recycled Garden Art
- Dandelion Inspired Yard Art
Fun Ladybug Garden Accents
Incase you are looking for fun ladybug accents and accessories for your garden, check out these!
Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!
13 thoughts on “How To Make An Easy Ladybug Using Recycled Items”
Thanks for such a informative video.. I think I shall try this. They are absolutely darling.
like th ideal, thanks
Awesome. 😀 ty ty ty
how cute! I love lady bugs.
Adorable! Great video. Thank you!
Love it!! I definately need to try to make one. Looks easy and is so cute!
So cute and looks easy enough! I'd have to have 6 legs on mine.
LOVE these seen them somewhere a while and wanted to make. Thanks for the video tutorial! Now I can try to make a few.
This is cute! Lady bugs are my favorites. I painted tired into lady bugs and planted roses in them. This would be a neat addition to my garden. Great project – Thank you!
Carole @ Garden Up Green
What a cute idea. I love Lady Bugs and you could put these anywhere. Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
awesome, and I have old golf balls. Thanks for the idea. I love the paint on the inside of the wings, makes them very pretty
I love the ideal. Just because I have lots of old golf nand trying to figure what kind of craft I could do with them. I have two questions. I have tried snowman made with golf balls. Glue won't stick. I Have tried many kinds. Do you have a good glue that you would totally recommend for this or other projects made with this type (golf ball) texture.
Also, I have tried drilling into golf balls. What kind of drill are you using and how deep are you going?
THANKS FOR BEING SUCH A GIVING CRAFTER, BLESSING TO YOU.
Great idea but most of thanks for sharing with us. Plan to do it