Let me first tell you that I did NOT rip apart a perfectly good book. I know a place where you can buy old books that are on their last leg, and the next stop is the dump. This book did not have a cover, and was missing about 50 pages.
Here are all the supplies that you will need.
An Old Book
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Sharp Object to Poke Holes in Your Ball
A Ton of Patience
The first thing you need to do is rip out all of the book pages. Then you need to make a cone out of it, and glue down the edge. You will need to do this over 200 times. It is a long process, but well worth it.
The next thing you need to do is, break the top of your skewer off. I wanted my skewer 7 inches, and all I could find were 10 inches. Then you take the skewer and slide it threw the cone. Make sure that you glue down the skewer to the cone.
After you are done with that, you need to get the ribbon attached to your ball. I used the bottom of a paper clip to press into my ribbon and added a little hot glue to secure it.
To insert my cones, I hung mine from the chandelier in my kitchen. It took me a while to figure this out, but it makes it much easier if you use something sharp to poke a bunch of holes in the ball before you put your cones in it. I used a pair of manicure scissors.
Now here comes the hard work. You need to use a little muscle to push the skewers through. It is a long process, and your fingers will probably hurt after a while. I recommend taking a break now and then.
Pretty soon it will start to fill up and begin to take shape.
And that is it my friends. I think these are super fun. I see these being used for parties and for the holidays. I am making one more. I just need to give my fingers a little break.