I had been wanting to make one of these for years. And this year, we did! I purchased a large piece of card from the newsagent for $1.50 and cut out a half circle (i just used a piece of string to make a giants protractor). Secured with some tape and we are ready to roll
The little ones had the job of pulling off the strings and clamps, Mr 2 thought that way great fun.
I knew that hot glue gun would come in handy one day. This is the day. Mr 7 demonstrates.
Start at the bottom and work your way up. We did red purple alternations with every 5th ball gold. Trying not to put the same texture finish beside each other, but it becomes difficult to avoid
This is the back side where things don’t quite meet up. If I was to make another one, I would be more conscious of the size and make sure it fits the balls around perfectly – however, all is not lost as you can see next.
Once all the balls are stuck down start inserting the tinsel between the cracks. I actually ended up using 10 meters (30ft) of this thin tinsel. I didn’t imagine it would require that much. The tinsel hides any ‘mistakes’ very nicely.
And there you have it. It really needs a bigger star, but over all I am happy with the results.
You can buy similar things pre made at Kmart for $12, but where is the fun in that? All up the project cost around $16.