Ever cringe at the party store’s streamers? Yeah, me too.
Thanks to readymade.com, here’s a way to create your own custom version for a bit of high style without the high price.
- Using a circle template, draw 20 circles of equal size on assorted paint swatches just make sure that they aren’t the swatches with perforations and that the size of your circle fits inside the constraints. Any size circle will work; the larger the individual circles, the larger the overall finished size. The circles used here are about 1 inch in diameter. Cut out circles using an X-Acto knife and cutting mat or a circle punch.
- Lay one of the circles on the cutting mat, swatch side down. Select an equilateral triangle shape from the template that fits inside the circle. An equilateral triangle is one where all three sides are of equal length. The three points of the triangle should touch but not exceed the outer edge of the circle. Hold the triangle template in place and, using a pencil, draw the triangle shape onto the circular swatch. Continue until triangles are drawn on all 20 circles.
- Begin with one circle. Lay the ruler along each of the pencil lines. Score the paper along each line with the X-Acto knife, but do not cut all the way through. Holding the ruler in place, run the X-Acto knife against the ruler’s edge, applying slight pressure to form a crease. Continue until all pencil lines are scored. Fold paper along score lines. This will create a triangle with three flaps as edges.
- To form top portion of ball, you will need five circles. Using a glue stick, adhere glue to one side flap of first circle. Align side flap of second circle to side flap of first circle, pressing firmly to adhere sides together. Make sure edges meet. Continue with the remaining three circles as you form a dome shape.
- To form the middle portion of ball, you will need five circles. Adhere these five to the top portion already assembled. Using a glue stick, adhere five side flaps to the five bottom flaps of top portion. This completes one half of the ball.
- To form the bottom portion of ball, repeat steps 4 and 5. This will give you two halves. Using a glue stick, adhere both halves together to complete your ball shape.
Let’s get up to no good,