Paper Party Globes

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Colorful party decorations are a great way to liven up the appearance of any party. In my search for easy-to-make crafts, I found the ideas for these paper party globes at Jo-Anne Fabric and Craft Stores. I chose to make mine an array of different colors, while you can choose any colors you would like or festive colors for any holiday or occasion. I made 12 globes although you could make as many as you would like.

Supplies and Tools:                                                                                        IMG_1374
8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock – total of 12 sheets
brads – 24
paper trimmer
hole punch – standard medium size
decorative edge scissors
ribbon or cord for hanging the globes like a garland
ruler
pencil

 

 

Step 1: 

I used the paper trimmer to cut a 1/2″ piece from the long edge of the paper. From the piece I cut off, I saved a 2 3/4″ piece the I will use to make the loop that the globe hangs from.

Step 2:

I used a ruler and a pencil to mark 1″ x 8″ strips on the paper.

 

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Step 3:

For my project, I used two sheets of each color. For each sheet, I used a different pair of decorative scissors to cut out the 1″ x 8″ strips.

Step 4:

Next, I used the hole punch to punch a hole in each end of each strip, approximately 1/4″ in from the edge and centered. I also punched a hole in each end of the 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ strip for the loop.

 

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Step 5:

Take one brad and the small strip. Put the brad through one hole in the strip, loop the strip over the top of the brad, and put the same brad through the other hole, making a loop.

Step 6: 

With the same brad, put one end of each strip through the brad and fasten the brad.

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Step 7:

Take another brad and put it through the other end of each strip and fasten it. Fan out the strips to make a globe.

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Finishing up:

Repeat steps 1 – 7 until all globes are finished. Hang globes from a ribbon or cord to make a garland.

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