Tools and Materials

1/4-inch-wide ribbon

Honeycomb tissue balls (we used an assortment of 12-, 14-, and 19-inch balls, and the tissue peach-shaped ornament)


Paper Hanging Globe How-To

1. On a flat surface, arrange closed tissue balls so the tops and bottoms of each touch (see photo; the order of size and the number of tissue balls are completely up to you).

2. If you're using the tissue peach, cut away the green leaf section of the ornament.

3. Measure and cut a piece of ribbon that is the length of all your tissue balls combined plus any extra inches needed for hanging. Lay ribbon across the stapled tabs on each ball, leaving the extra inches of ribbon at the top for hanging. Staple the ribbon to the tabs.

4. Open the balls all the way and secure them with the closure tabs.


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Comments (6)

May 21, 2013
You could also use clear fishing wire instead of ribbon. This gives the illusion of floating balls. Secure them to the ceiling with packing tape.
May 21, 2013
How do you attach them to the ceiling?
March 15, 2011
Hello, Can't find these tissue balls on your link...
January 29, 2010
You could use any product from 3M. Please verify :
November 3, 2009
How would you hang these without tacks or staples?