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.)


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.


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.


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


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


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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