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love making these... : )
these balls are really easy to make..but can get tough for those who dont get the trick behind it...i am addicted to making these..can also be used for decorative purposes :)..i hope the instructions are clear enough.the steps can get pretty confusing.the trick is to weave the ball.the strip should go in over and under the other strip.in this way no strip will be hanging out loose...

Posted by mangolicious from New Delhi, Delhi, India • Published See mangolicious's 4 projects »
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  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 1
    Step 1

    gather all the material required

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 2
    Step 2

    cut out strips (29cmsx1.5cms)of each sheet

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 3
    Step 3

    as shown in the picture,make a cut(.75cm-half the width).make it the opposite on the other end.make it on every strip.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 4
    Step 4

    take one colour strip and make a ring by bringing in the ends and lock it by joining it with each other.this is how we LOCK the strips.we will keep it aside for awhile.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 5
    Step 5

    take the other five strips and make a star shape by weaving it,one under the other.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 6
    Step 6

    it should be in such a way that you can lift the whole star by holding one strip.if there is any loose end hanging that means there is something wrong.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 7
    Step 7

    stick some tape to hold the shape.the tape should not be sticky because we would be taking it off later.to make it loose its adhesiveness,it can be stuck to a cloth piece or any other surface and then used.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 8
    Step 8

    take every other end and hold.this end will be the one which goes behind the adjacent strip.i have marked it red for easy reference.make sure you dont have both the ends of a strip.that means there has been something wrong.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 9
    Step 9

    now insert the earlier ring we made over the strips we are holding.now we have half the strips inside the ring and the rest half outside.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 10
    Step 10

    now take the outside end and take it over the inside end( as shown in the figure).i have marked the strips as:

    red:inside
    black:outside

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 11
    Step 11

    once this step is done ,none of the ends will be loose. the structure would resemble a basket..

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 12
    Step 12

    now is the tricky part...i hope i am clear enough..we use the over and under technique..i am using the green strip as an example...

    since the green strip is UNDER the yellow strip..i take it OVER the purple strip and UNDER the blue strip and lock it.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 13
    Step 13

    i have locked in the green strip..now i take the blue strip.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 14
    Step 14

    since the blue strip is OVER the green strip so it will go UNDER the orange strip and OVER the yellow strip and join.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 15
    Step 15

    this way join all the other strips.make sure you follow the OVER UNDER path.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 16
    Step 16

    it should resemble somewhat like this structure.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 17
    Step 17

    poke and take out the tape we had stuck earlier.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 18
    Step 18

    stick scotch tape over the locks(this time ,the sticky ones..lol)..adjust the strips.

  • How to make a decorative light. Weave A Ball - Step 19
    Step 19

    tada!!!your ball is ready :)

    in the main picture i have fixed it over christmas lights..it looks really nice that way ^.^..

    P.S: the steps look tough...but once you get a hang of it then it'll be a child's play.

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Dragoness
Dragoness · 28 projects
thats cool, i wanna try Tongue
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outlandish m.
outlandish m.
i dint get it 4om pnt 8 onwards...cld u plsssssssss make tutorial video nd post iton youtube.plssssssssss...reply me if u do....willb grateful 2 u=)
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mangolicious
mangolicious · New Delhi, Delhi, IN · 4 projects
i did think of posting it earlier,but was a bit tied up before...its not too late though,you can make it..it does not take much of time and effort..but i guess i'm saying this cause i done it hundred times before Happy
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Käpt´n Toasterkopf
Käpt´n Toasterkopf · Germany, Pennsylvania, US · 53 projects
Too bad it´s too late to make some for my christmas tree.
They look really cool :3
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