A year or so before I even got on the ladybug craze I inadvertently stumbled upon a ladybug yard art piece made from a painted bowling ball. Recently I Googled ladybug images and found this ladybug pattern as well as the adorable bumblebee pattern. I just had to have them for my yard! I gave the extra ladybug to my parents for their yard.
The bumblebee requires more time and fuss to make but it was worth it. I discovered bugs aren't color blind. They weren't attracted to the red but before I finished spraying the yellow ball, bugs were sticking to the wet paint!
I have one more bowling ball from the original seven I purchased from second hand stores. I'd already grouted the finger holes on it so was unable to make a second bee. That's okay. I'll mosaic the last one and free up garage shelving space used for storing 7 bowling balls. Hubby will be happy.