Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Year's Eve Disco Ball- Party Favor (Kid Friendly) Craft

Ahhh New Year's Eve... proof that there really is something even gaudier than Christmas decorations (I say this with a great deal of fondness). Christmas may have the childlike, multicolored, cuteness, but New Year's Eve? Well NYE has all the spangle and sparkle of a Vegas Show Girl's undies.

In that vein, what could be more fun than a mini disco ball as you watch that famed ball drop? This would also work for a kid or tween's themed party.

For this you will need:

  • Styrofoam Craft Balls (I used 3 in)
  • A Bag O' Sequins (for a traditional disco ball look, you can use all silver)
  • Silver Straight Pins
  • Ribbon

First, I used a little hot glue to attach the ends of my ribbon to the Styrofoam ball.

For added strength, I started pinning sequins right on top of the ribbon.

Continue pinning the sequins to cover the ball surface.

(Fairly) Soon, you will have a little disco ball, ready for the dance party!  5...4...3...2...

Happy New Year!


  1. LOVE IT!!!!! I remember attempting something similar back-in-the-day, but it didn't come out half as nifty as this.
    I would keep this up and around all year round!

  2. Peaches, I can just see these strung up in your place (one low enough for Lola to bat at, of course). Can you imagine a bunch of these each a single color!?

  3. Very cute and fun for the kids! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I am sure you could make these for any of the holidays. Pastels for eater, red-white-blue for the 4th of July, browns-pale yellows for Thanksgiving, Favorite colors for kids birthdays, green for St. patty's day, and or even weddings just by using the colors the bride and groom pick.