Silver Wire Sphere
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Silver Wire Sphere


Elastic beading cord makes quick work of this sleek sphere for a sophisticated decorative accent.
The Dow Chemical Company
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam Ball: 5-inch
  • Acrylic Craft Paint, color of choice
  • Stiff Paintbrush
  • Chopstick or Skewer
  • Thick White Craft Glue
  • Craft Wire: Silver
  • Needed Nose Pliers
  • Ruler
  • Wire Cutters
  • Elastic Beading Cord: Silver
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Paint STYROFOAM brand foam ball with color of choice. (Hint: Insert chopstick or skewer into foam ball to hold while painting. Place chopstick in a glass or block of STYROFOAM brand foam while paint dries.)


Step: 2

Cut craft wire into 1-inch lengths. Using needle nose pliers, bend wire into narrow U shapes.


Step: 3

Tie end of beading cord in a large knot. Place a dab of glue on foam ball, place knot on glue and insert into foam ball; hold in place with U-shaped wire.


Step: 4

Gently but firmly wind the stretchy cord around the ball, using U-shaped wires after several wraps to help hold cords in place. Continue wrapping, winding cord around ball in various directions, until ball is covered. When ball is covered, follow previous step to attach the end of the cord.


Step: 5

Handle with care so cords do not “spring” off ball.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.