It’s Natalie from Doodlecraft with one final papercraft to help ring in 2018. Disco balls, gold glitter and hanging lanterns are an especially fun decoration for your New Year’s Eve party. Some years, especially when our kids were little, we’ve done the countdown hours early and just went to bed. Occasionally, we’ve hosted or attended big parties. In either case, decorating even for a simple family New Years filled with games, a party atmosphere is lots of fun. Make a DIY disco ball from paper to help ring in the new year.
Paper DIY disco ball supplies:
Begin by punching gold circles out of the paper with the punch. Line the punches as close beside each other as possible to best use the paper.
Next, set the circles in place on the styrofoam ball using the straight pins. Hot glue can be used, in like manner, as a substitution for pins if desired.
In like manner, pin the next row of circles, overlapping slightly.
Similarly, continue the process pinning row by row around the ball.
Surprisingly, this is a long process albeit simple.
Frequently alternating between pinning and punching circles.
Continue until the ball is equally covered. The mermaid scale effect is uniquely divine!
Hot glue and pin an 8 inch loop of ribbon right above the center circle as shown below.
Finally the paper disco ball is ready to hang up and enjoy it’s shimmery glitter! Repeat as many times as necessary until you have the perfect backdrop for a party. Pictured below is a 6 inch styrofoam ball with 2 inch copper paper circles.
All things considered, this DIY disco ball is a fun papercraft to celebrate the new year! Check out these embossed DIY napkins for another fun NYE party idea.
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Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts of all kinds, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun 5 days a week. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects.