blog post I read a while back that featured awesome metal chandeliers that looked much like these:
Anywho, I knew I wanted to take this idea and run with it for my latest craft and make some Paper Orb Ornaments. This turned out to be a quick, easy, and inexpensive craft to make, and I can't wait until Claire is a little older, because I think it would be perfect to do with kids. Here's what I started with, all of which I already had on hand:
- 3 sheets of 8.5x11 cardstock
- Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
- Baker's twine (not pictured)
- Super small drill bit (not pictured)
- Needle with a wide eye (not pictured)
1. Cut 6 strips of cardstock that measure 3/8 inch x 11 inches.
2. Roll a strip into a circle and overlap each edge by approximately 1/4 inch. Try to make each circle as close to the same size as possible. This will help immensely when you assemble the orb.
8. Using a very small drill bit, bore a hole in the top of the ornament. We DID NOT use the drill for this, because I thought it would shred the paper to bits. Instead, Patrick turned the bit by hand. This did not take long.
9. Once you have a hole, thread your needle with the twine and pull one end of the twine through the hole. Then thread the other end of the twine through the needle and pull it through the hole, making sure to leave a loop through the top. You should end up with both ends of the twine inside the ornament and a loop on top.
10. Tie the ends together to secure. I added a bead of glue on top of the ornament to set the twine so that it couldn't fall through the hole. Here's the final result: