Ruff Draft: DIY Polyhedrons with Fan Ruffle Embellishments
Today’s RUFF DRAFT is inspired by Maureen’s favorite Polyhedrons, seen in our “I heart Valentine’s Day” photoshoots and “Jeffrey’s Modern Lego Inspired Birthday Party” photoshoots. We have had several questions about these fun accent pieces, so we wanted to share with you this easy DIY project. Maureen asked me to demonstrate the tutorial….. and I of course, wanted to give them a little Ruff Flair .
We orginally found a fabulous paper polyhedron tutorial from Disney’s Family Fun website…. We figured – why not share the love and add our own AR touches!
1. 20 small colored paper plates
3. Crepe Paper
4. Regular Clear Tape, and Double-Sided Tape
5. 1 1/4″ circular Craft Punch
6. Pattern Paper - (download your 3 FREE Patterned Papers at the bottom of this post) or use your own
1. Fold each plate into thirds, creating a triangle shape
3. Connect 5 plates total to create the top portion of the Polyhedron. Then make a second version (with 5 more plates for bottom of Polyhedron)
4. Next, staple 10 plates together to make a chain
5. Connect both ends of chain to make middle section of Polyhedron
6. Staple top of Polyhedron to middle section, then staple bottom portion to middle section
Should look like this when completed (see below)
7. Use double-sided tape and adhere each Fan Ruffle to all 12 corners of Polyhedron
8. Next use your 1 1/4″ cicular craft punch, and cut out 12 circles
9. Tape each circle button to center of each Fan Ruffle (rolling clear tape to make “double-sided tape” works better for this part instead of actual double-sided tape).
10. Tape all Circle Buttons onto the Fan Ruffles.
11. Punch a small hole at top, and run clear monofilament string (fishing line) through, and you are all done!
It doesn’t get much cuter than this!!!
We like to find inexpensive colored plates at dollar stores…
You can use party logos and tape to the centers as well….
You can also use the Fan Ruffle, with a party logo in the center, as a cupcake topper or other embellishments.
Just so you know… my 9-year old daughter, Brynne, stole this from me as soon as I was finished, and hung it to her bedroom chandelier! (So apparently, these polyhedrons can also be used as bedroom decor)
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