Make sure you have all the materials you need before starting. The ball should be as clean and free of dust as possible before you start spray painting.
Use the cutter to cut out some of the football’s segments, moving along the seams until the opening is large enough for your plant.
Stuff the ball with newspaper to preserve its shape. Next, carefully cover with sticky tape all the surfaces of the ball you don’t want to paint. Cover your work surface with sheets. To make sure that the paint adheres properly, start by preparing the ball’s surface with universal primer. We recommend that you spray paint from a distance of approx. 25 cm using horizontal and vertical strokes to ensure more even coverage. In our Spray 1x1 article, we offer important tips on how to achieve perfect results.
Leave the primer to dry for approx. 30 minutes. Once it’s dry, spray the ball’s surface with the permanent spray in copper. Leave the ball to dry thoroughly. Continue to paint the other surfaces in the same way until your upcycling project is finished.
Puncture the ball on three opposite sides with the punch pliers and pull the ribbon through. The holes should not be placed too close to the edge of the ball.
Pull the ribbon through the holes. To prevent water from leaking out when watering, line the hanging basket with plastic film before putting a beautiful plant inside. Your hanging basket is now finished!
Products and materials
- Discarded football (preferably made of segments sewn together)
- Wide sticky tape
- Cover sheet/sheets for spraying, gloves
- Punch pliers, cutters
- Wide ribbon for hanging the plant pot
- Plastic film and plants
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