Holiday Disco Ball
Each year I add a few hand-made pieces to our holiday décor collection. I’ve made plenty of ornaments, garlands, and wreaths. This year it’s a disco ball!
We’re having a party on Christmas Eve, so I thought I could hang it in the entryway to our living room to help liven up the space.
Before you start, search through your scraps and find a few metallic papers to work with. The more patterns you have, the more festive it becomes. Any papers will do, but shiny papers work best.
You can easily create this project in one sitting. It’s even easier if you have a second pair of hands to help punch out the circles (it takes a lot of them!!)
To get started you’ll need the following:
- 7 inch styrofoam ball
- 3 to 4 sheets of Hambly metallic papers or vellums ( Frosty Snowflake, ATC Patchwork, On Edge and Grandma’s Wallpaper)
- Straight pins
- 1” circle craft punch
- 1 large pearl-headed corsage pin
- string or fishing line to hang your ball
To begin, take the four sheets of paper and velum and your craft punch, and punch out as many circles as possible from these sheets.
Take the styrofoam ball, and in the center place one of your punched circles and stick a pin through the center of the paper, and into the styrofoam to secure it.
Pin a ring of paper and velum circles around the first circle, overlapping them slightly as you go. You should insert your pins in the outside edge of these circles, not in the center like you did for the first one you pinned. Random placement of patterns work best, so mix up your papers as you go.
Work your way around the ball and up the ball, overlapping enough to cover the pins from the previous row.
Once you’ve reached the top, place your final circle in the center and attach it with your large corsage pin.
Cut a length of string or fishing line and tie it below the pinhead and secure with a double-knot. Sink the pinhead into the styrofaom.
Hang your disco ball and be festive! Happy Holidays, Everyone!! PS I made a 7” ball, but you can make one as large as you like. You’ll want to increase the circumference of your circle craft punch if you up the size of your ball. And of course, you‘ll need more paper too.