Learn how to make decorative balls out of tissue paper. This craft is a great way to decorate for any occasion. Have you ever wanted to make decorative balls out of tissue paper? It’s a great way to decorate a party or event, but it can be difficult to do if you don’t have the right information. Thankfully, we’re here to help with this easy tutorial!
In just a few steps, you’ll learn how to create these delightful little balls. And by following our simple instructions, you’ll soon see that making decorative balls from tissue paper is surprisingly easy.
Learn how to decorate with decorative balls. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to use decorative balls in a variety of ways.
Choose your paper colors
The first step to making your decorative balls is choosing the colors you want. You’ll need an equal number of colors, and each color should be a different shade than the other. For example, you might choose red tissue paper, pink tissue paper, yellow tissue paper, and dark blue tissue paper.
Cut the paper into strips
The first thing you need to do is cut the paper into strips.
To do this, take a piece of tissue paper and fold it in half from top to bottom.
Then, unfold the sheet and cut it down the middle from one fold to the other, so that you have two half-sheets.
Take one of these half sheets and measure off about three inches on one end. Cut straight across the edge of the remaining strip. You should now have two strips measuring three inches by twelve inches long.
Repeat this process for the other sheet of tissue paper until you have four long strips of tissue paper measuring three inches by twelve inches each.
Gather the strips together
The first thing you’ll need to do is gather all the strips of tissue paper together. You’ll want to take them and crumple them up a bit to make them easier to work with. Make sure they’re a few inches long, and then start rolling them up in your hand.
Once you’ve rolled up a few, start tying them off with string or twine. This will help keep them from unrolling while you’re working on the next step.
Next, take your yarn needle and poke it into the center of one side of the ball. Poke it in about an inch or so and then pull it out again. Do this on all four sides of the ball while following it around so that it’s poking in and out each time you reach the starting point.
Finally, once you’ve done that, tie off each end with some string or twine and trim any excess material off the edge so that it looks neat and clean!
Begin twisting the strips of tissue paper
The first step to making decorative balls from tissue paper is to get a bunch of strips. You will need to make your strips about two inches long and one inch wide. To make the ball, you’ll use four strips for each ball (or an even number). The next step is to start twisting the strips of tissue paper together. Start by folding one strip in half and then laying it on top of another strip that’s also folded in half. Twist them around one another until they form a tight spiral. Repeat this process with all your other strips so that you have a nice little bundle.
Once you have your bundle, take the ends of the strips and pull on them so that they come together at the center of the ball. You can seal it with some glue or simply cut off any excess tissue paper sticking out from the edges. Once your decorative balls are complete, you’re ready to display them on a table at your party!
Continue twisting the strips
Continue twisting the strips in the same direction (clockwise or counter-clockwise) until you’ve reached the desired size. The more twists, the thicker your ball will be.
Add glue to the end of your twist
Take your twist and press it into the glue. Make sure that the end of the twist is completely covered in glue. Hold it down for about five seconds to make sure that the glue sticks to it.
Tear off a piece of tissue paper
To make a decorative tissue paper ball, you’ll need to tear off a piece of tissue paper. If you’re using one color of paper, you’ll only need to tear off one piece. But if you want to mix up your party decor with multiple colors, tear off several different pieces of paper in different colors.
Wrap around your twist
Take a piece of tissue paper and fold it in half on itself. You should now have one thin sheet of paper, with the crease running straight down the center. Fold this sheet in half on itself again – you should now have a quarter-sized square of paper.
Next, place your twist at the top of the folded square of paper and wrap it around to form a ball shape. Take care not to tear your tissue paper as you do this. If you’ve done everything correctly, your new ball will look like an orange!