3D Paper Flower Ball


cut 1 sheet. (The shapes can be scaled up or down in Silhouette Studio if you’d like to change the size.)

tape-string

you want to hang your ornament, you might like to add the string before assembling the ball. I placed a piece of tape on the back of one flower so the hole wouldn’t tear, then used a needle to pull string through, forming a loop on the front side. I secured the ends of the string on the back side with another piece of tape.

start-building

Use the slits to join petals together. Keep adding shapes, connecting as you go, so that every petal is connected to another petal on a neighboring flower.

paper-dodecahedron

t might be helpful to think of the first piece as the “north pole,” and then add a row of five flowers encircling it. At this point, the ball is half finished.

Here’s what it looks like upside-down

half-finished-ball

Attach the next row of five flower shapes, and finally, add the “south pole” piece to finish the globe.

hanging-ball

The colored balls are made from regular-weight computer paper (Astrobright from Office Max) and the white balls are made with cardstock. The big sphere is the size of a basketball; the little one is approximately a baseball. And the medium-sized guy is maybe a large grapefruit.

 

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