how to diy a disco ball
The decorative staple every NYE should have.
Published Dec 11, 2015 5:00 AM
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For the New Year’s Eve fete in need of a bit more sparkle and shine, we’re all for recreating this disco-era staple. Enter two quick and easy approaches (a classic and one with a modernized twist) for this party decor must!
Materials – styrofoam ball – hot glue gun – pre-cut mirror tiles – string or monofilament to hang the ball
Simply affix each mirrored tile to the styrofoam ball, using the hot glue gun, until the entirety of the ball is covered. To hang the disco ball, leave a bit of space to attach a sturdy hook.
Note: Be cautious with the mirrored tiles, as the sharp edges could possibly be harmful. Use a reserved amount of the glue for each respective piece.
The Mini Ornamental
– tinsel (the thicker the better) or metallic foil paper – glue (we used this universal adhesive) – ornaments – monofilament
Cut the thicker pieces of tinsel (or the metallic foil paper) into 1-inch squares and glue each piece onto the ornament, so that one slightly overlaps the other. Once the ornament is completely covered, string the monofilament through, and hang!
Try making a number of these mini disco balls to hang along a wall at varying heights, for a truly spectacular effect!