How To Make a Ball of Newspaper

By on January 20, 2013 — Updated on February 24, 2013

A ball of polyfoam which is usually used as base of artificial and decorative topiary and pomanders expensive especially when you need many pieces for your project.

Instead of using a polyfoam ball, we will make a ball of old newspaper as cheap or even no cost alternative. Here we go.

All you need are few spread of old newspaper and adhesive tape.

Step 1.  Simply crumple one sheet of newspaper then wrap it with another sheet while crumpling until you reach the desired size for your project as illustrated below.
Ball of Newspapers

Step 2. Tightly seal the newspaper ball with adhesive tape (Photo 2.a) and make sure the the form is almost spherical. Adjust the form accordingly.  Tie it with a ribbon (Photo 2.b), which will be used for hanging only if necessary.

Recycled Old Newspapers Ball

 

You’re done. You can use for different purposes as alternative to an expensive poly foam.

Some uses can be Snowman and Christmas balls for Christmas, pomander and topiary for wedding, Valentine’s Day and birthday parties and other decorative props.

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