Thursday, December 30, 2010

Inkling: black & white new year’s party – new year’s ball

What New Year’s party would be complete without a New Years ball? To keep the black and white party theme going, I made a decorative New Year’s ball to hang over the table.

Here’s how you make a New Year’s ball.
  • Start with a Styrofoam ball. I used a small 2-1/2 inch ball.
  • Poke a hole through the center of the ball and insert a string or ribbon.
  • Tie off the bottom of the string or glue it so that the string will not come out.
  • Take a stack of basket coffee filters and use a felt tip pen or sharpie to color the edges.
  • Let the ink bleed onto the edges a little.
  • Crinkle the filters from the center and start hot gluing them onto the ball.
  • I used a pin every now and then to make sure the filters would stay put.
  • Use a lot of filters – the fuller the better.

Hang your New Year’s ball and wait for the countdown.

The final black and white New Year’s party idea will be up tomorrow. Are you ready for 2011?

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  1. Very pretty! Love the inked edges, it reminds me of fudge ripple! I am working on my own New Year's ball- I hope I have it finished in time!

  2. Wow! That looks incredible. Wonderful idea again. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful start into 2011.

    Yes, I'm ready to start 2011.

    Greetings from freezing cold North Germany, ines

  3. I featured you today for Craftify It Thursday! Hope you'll swing by and grab the feature button. You can also link up any other crafts you'd like too.

    Thank You & Have an awesome day!

  4. Cool party idea! I love the black edges you put on the filters, it really make a statement. Happy New Year!

  5. neat idea! love the black edges!

  6. SO fun! This could be SO versatile! Fabulous job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!


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