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How to make a New Year's ball in a stunning technique artichoke with their hands (step by step instructions)

How to make a stunning cloth ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
How to make a stunning cloth ball for Christmas tree with his hands.


Approaching the most beloved and widely celebratedholiday in our country - the New Year. We have prepared a master class in which we'll do amazingly beautiful festive ball in the art artichoke, which you can decorate your home or give to loved ones.

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

To work required:

• Tape width of 2.5 or 5 cm (in this caseIt took 4.8 m at the rate of 2.5 cm tape). Looks spectacular balls, which are made of strips 3 colors for the master class were chosen 2 shades of red and gold.
• The length of 1 cm wide strips (about 26 cm);
• 0,5 cm wide A small piece of tape (okolo14 cm);
• Tailor's nails (500 pcs.);
• If desired, you can use to decorate beads and sequins;
• Foam ball (in this example, 7 cm in diameter).

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

Before you begin, look at the ball. It clearly shows the connection of the two hemispheres - the equator. Along this line, our work will be completed. If we carefully look at the ball, you can find the pole. On our ball, they look like the flowers in the circle.

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

Cut the 2 square piece of 2.5 cm wide tape. Carnations with these squares stuck in poles of our globe. This will be the starting point of the work. Lay off the ball on time to the side.

Impose rows of scales yl tapes

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

It's time to prepare tapes for the job. We need pieces of the size of 2.5 x 5.5 cm. If you feed the desired color only 5 cm wide, it's not scary. Cut the patch of 5.5 cm in length and cut lengthways so that each piece was 5.5 cm factory edge.

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

Getting started with a lighter shade of redcolors. The first shred placed so that the edges coincide with the middle of the pole pin, pinned him. If this piece of tape width of 5 cm, put his factory edge towards the pole.

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

Fold the edge of rag as if beginning to make a paper airplane. Fix the corner pins.
The bulk of us have mastered the art: even joined the middle, lay down and secured one end, was repeated with the second.

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

Our first number ready. The most important thing in this work orderly. We strongly recommend that both sides at the same time to do: perform a number from one pole, it is better to repeat it once from the back side. So work is symmetric and is not lost interest in creativity.

The second layer put gold. Impose a golden shred midway on the edge of the seam between the first row of triangles. To obtain a symmetrical pattern, the first time is better to use a ruler, and later, when the eye is trained, from it will be abandoned. The second row have located at a distance of 6 mm from the pole.

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

The second layer is completed. Symmetry and parallelism of the parts - the quality indicators of our work. If something goes smoothly, it is better to correct immediately.

Clear gold color looks a bit pretentious and vulgar, so we shift the golden flakes of dark red, leaving only the edge of 4 mm.

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

Retreat 1 cm from the pole and between the scales of the first gold layer put the second, covering it like the first red, but now light.

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands

Put layer red light at a distance of 1 cm from the previous row. Retreat 1 cm and lay deep red scales.

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

Add more gold, retreating from the previous 8 mm scales.

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

Cover the gold flakes light red.

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

Put the final number, we check that the designs came to the equator symmetrically, foam on their joint should not be visible.

Decorate New Year's equator schsharika

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

Before you start decorating the equator, we need to remove all protruding ends and strings from the tape. They can be cut or gently podplava lighter.

How to make a loop for the New Year's ball

How to make a loop for the New Year's ball.
How to make a loop for the New Year's ball.

None ball can not do without eyelets forChristmas tree. Take the 0.5 cm wide tape segment (we have it in length 14 cm), folded in half and fasten the equator bulavochkami 2 on each side. You can use the tabs to the line or a beautiful lace, but they are easier to attach with glue.

How to make a loop for the New Year's ball.
How to make a loop for the New Year's ball.

Now decorate. To do this we need a tape width of 1 cm. Put its seamy side up, closing the loop and fasten with pins on both sides as close as possible to it. Peels back the tape in the opposite direction and conduct the equator.

How to make a loop for the New Year's ball.
How to make a loop for the New Year's ball.

We reach out to tape loop. Bends over downwards. The resulting insert a loop tailor stud on either side and is pushed into the foam covering the top ribbon.

The tape can be stuck with glue. This option would be a good solution if you are planning to decorate with lace or sequins, which will also be attached with glue.

How to make a loop for the New Year's ball.
How to make a loop for the New Year's ball.

Strung on a pin beads and sequins. By inserting these pins in the ribbon at the equator, make up pattern. In this decorating nails tailors additional fixation adhesive is required.

How to make a loop for the New Year's ball.
How to make a loop for the New Year's ball.

Our New Year's ball made in the technique of the artichoke is ready!

Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.
Making a terrific ball for Christmas tree with his hands.

Balls in this technique, you can do big and small, with brocade ribbons and without them, the different colors and textures.
The more daring will your experiment in the manufacture of a Christmas tree toys, the brighter and more interesting will be the result!

Author: Christina Rubin.

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