D.I.Y. Wednesday: Paper Ball Ornaments

The great thing about this D.I.Y. is its versatility! Use these decorative balls as a centerpiece, string several onto ribbon for ornaments or garland, or as a unique gift wrap for money or a note. You can find more color inspiration and the full tutorial on the blog How About Orange, here.

D.I.Y. Paper Ball Ornament

Paper Ball Ornaments

D.I.Y. Paper Ball OrnamentsWhat you’ll need: Divider pages from a Vera Bradley Agenda, scissors and the template (available here).

D.I.Y. Paper Ball Ornament1. Use your template (you can fit two of the medium-size template shapes on one page) to trace and cut out 12 shapes.

D.I.Y. Paper Ball Ornament2. Once you have 12 shapes cut out, begin assembling your ornament by attaching the slots together.

D.I.Y. Paper Ball Ornament3. Continue creating your ball by adding one side at a time.

D.I.Y. Paper Ball Ornament4. When you have joined all 12 shapes, you’re done. Gorgeous!

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10 Responses to D.I.Y. Wednesday: Paper Ball Ornaments

  1. Rachel says:

    These are so pretty. I wish I had an old agenda so I could make them.

  2. Debby Skidmore says:

    I remember making a ball similar to these in Jr Hi math class. We made a circle with our protractor, then marked off 3 points on the circumference of the circle, drew a straight line between the points to make a triangle within the circle. These were the fold lines for the flaps. They could be made with the flaps on either the inside or the outside. What fun when using Christmas cards also.

  3. Outfit 31 says:

    Super cute!!! Have to make them!!!

  4. AnnetteH says:

    These are great!
    I love the patterned and solid colors blending together

  5. Those are so adorable… I still want to design projects for you! It’s peeps week at my blog http://jennicanknit.blogspot.com/2012/03/peeps-treats.html

  6. Christin says:

    Love this idea! Been wanting to use the agenda papers for something special!

  7. Sam says:

    Found the instructions kind of confusing…couldn’t figure out how to fit the slits together. Instead, I turned the flower shapes into a beautiful garland. I love it so much better than the ornament.

  8. Rini says:

    Thanks Vera Bradley! What a great idea, and could be used to “recycle” pretty cards too … Christmas, Valentine’s, birthday, etc.

  9. Christin says:

    I cut out all the pieces but can’t get them put together…..ugh!

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