DIY Weddings: Paper Globes

pinit fg en rect gray 20 DIY Weddings: Paper Globes

You can see this project and more wedding crafts on FaveCrafts.com.

I’ve been sharing my wedding crafts with you guys the past few weeks–check out my charming heart straws and “Will you be my bridesmaid?” cards. Today I have another to share! I’d been searching all over for affordable vases to use for my centerpieces, and I finally found a solution last night. Instead of vases, I bought candle hurricanes. The only difference I can discern is that the hurricane doesn’t have a bottom. But I don’t need a bottom on my vase, because I’m not putting any water in them. What am I putting in them? These!

vase 5 DIY Weddings: Paper Globes

If only I were better at taking pictures (and didn’t craft at night)…Anyway, I found the idea at Sweet and Lovely Crafts, where the photos are a whole lot nicer. I’m so glad I found this idea because it’s thrifty and easy, and it satisfies by affinity for paper decorations. Want to make your own? Here’s what you need:

Materials:

  • Colored Paper
  • Brads
  • Scissors and/or a paper cutter
  • Hole punch (I used my Crop-a-Dile)

vase 9 DIY Weddings: Paper Globes

Instructions:

  1. The paper I used was standard 8 1/2″ by 11″ so I trimmed thin strips from the short side and then cut each strip in half–so each strip of paper was about 4 inches long and about 1/2″ wide. When I make the rest of my centerpieces, I think I will make the strips of paper even thinner, perhaps 1/4″ wide.vase 10 DIY Weddings: Paper Globesvase 11 DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
  2. Next I punched holes in both ends of each strip so that I could fit the brads through. I wouldn’t recommend punching several at a time (although you know I did!) because my strips were not uniform widths, and some of my punches went off the edge.vase 12 DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
  3. Once each strip has a hole punched on either end, insert a brad through each strip, and lock it in place by spreading the back flat.vase 13 DIY Weddings: Paper Globesvase 14 DIY Weddings: Paper Globes

    vase 15 DIY Weddings: Paper Globes

  4. Then it was time to spread the strips apart to make a globe shape. This part’s pretty self-explanatory–you just fan the strips out and arrange them evenly, with the brads on top and bottom.vase 16 DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 until you have made a million paper globes. Then you can get married!

vase 4 DIY Weddings: Paper Globes

vase 2 DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
I got kind of artsy with my photos.

vase 6 DIY Weddings: Paper Globes

vase 7 DIY Weddings: Paper Globes

What do you think of my paper globe centerpieces? Would you make these for a wedding or party? Stay tuned for part 2 of my centerpiece saga…

Share and Enjoy

  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px DIY Weddings: Paper Globes
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px DIY Weddings: Paper Globes

Comments

  1. What a great way to add a pop of color to your centerpieces! I am loving the yellow and gray color scheme for your wedding. So fresh and pretty! Thanks for sharing your link on the DIY Weddings linky party at Craft Gossip!

  2. these are so sweet. love the color!
    kathryn

  3. This idea is so crafty. I love how all it took was a few simple objects to make such a fun centerpiece. This helps me get ideas for my sisters centerpieces for her bridal shower.

  4. Those are very sweet. I love that you can take something low cost & get such a big impact out of it.

    I could also see adding a hook and using them as Christmas Tree type ornaments :)

  5. According to me this fact is the mere reason why it is one of the ways to start by getting the
    best rustic wedding ideas to make sure the wedding has that true rustic feeling to it.

    To begin with you need to find out how many guests you
    are going to have for the wedding. Take note of their sale dates.
    The wedding website and apps also has a module
    to help you choose the types of table and chairs for
    your venue and allows you to play with a variety of layouts for the seating.

    These are the seven blessings that are about the joys of marriage.

  6. Aw, this was an extremely good post. Finding the time and actual effort to create a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot
    and never manage to get nearly anything done.

Trackbacks

  1. […] those who were riveted by my edge-of-your-seat cliffhanger wedding centerpieces part 1 post (about the paper globes), here’s part 2! In my last post, I talked about finding the […]

  2. […] the cute paper globes that Karisa created for her wedding centerpieces and posted about on the FaveCrafts blog? […]

Leave a Comment

*