Thursday, May 24, 2012

Creative Space: Paper Balls

I've been busy for the last couple of weeks getting ready for an event we're 
having tonight in the Mr's shop... it's been a regular paper ball fest around these parts ;) 

They really are very easy to make and the download has three different sizes.
I mostly made the large size for hanging from the ceiling, which involved
printing off the store logo on twelve A4 sheets of card and then printing the
shape on the back before cutting them out and assembling them together in a ball.

If you'd like to make some yourself, I found the downloads via How About Orange
They really are super easy (but be prepared with lots of replacement inks for your 
printer if you're going to print out patterns on the card ;)

The black and white ones I made with 200gsm card and the green ones are 
special card I found at the stationers which was 230gsm. These heavier card ones 
were a lot harder to assemble, so if you're having a go I'd recommend the 200gsm.

Yes, we do have a Hills Hoist in the middle of our shop ;)

Hope you've had a great creative week... see more spaces here.


  1. I like the idea of putting the logo on the paper first. Very clever, very appropriate to the event!

  2. Very nice! I'm going to be helping with a baby shower soon and I think something similar would make great decorations! Thanks for the inspiration :).

  3. Wow - that looks great Kylie!
    Such a brilliant idea!X

  4. I love these things you make! What a great idea to use for your store. And thank you for your comment and your response to my question:) I think I will take your advice.

  5. Such a great idea and really effective too... love it! I will now have to go and make one you know!!! :)

  6. they look unreal, love the texty one.

  7. that look totally fabulous! the texture of them is wonderful xo

  8. They are sooooo cool! I knew them, but you have made something extras of it.

  9. I've been reading, but I've been slack on the commenting of late Kylie! They look fabulous! How did the event go? Did everyone want to take one of your crafty pieces home with them?! I know I would have wanted to! :)