now that december is here, ‘tis the season for fun and crafty holiday ideas. these paper balls are a simple way to pretty up any gift, tree, or apartment. we got our supplies from a gift wrap kit, but you can use any paper you’d like to create an endless array of festive colors and patterns. In fact, this is a great (guilt-free) way to recycle last years holiday cards. click here for the full project or just click “read more” below.
-derek & lauren
here’s what you’ll need:
something round to trace
glue (or crafter’s glue dots)
1. trace and cut out 9 circles from your paper (or papers) of choice.
2. fold each circle in half, then place them in a stack. staple them together at the top, center and bottom of the fold.
3. one by one, glue the outer edges of each piece together alternating top and bottom. the glue should be placed about a third of the way from either side. when you’re done gluing, your stack of paper will be in the shape of a sphere, ready for hanging on your xmas tree or decorating your holiday table.