Here Comes The Sun! Paper Globes



Summer isn’t officially here for another month, but with Memorial Day comes our end of school and the beginning of long, sunny days filled with picnics, vacations, swimming and entertaining. Here’s an easy paper decoration that the kids can make for your next cook-out, baby shower, or cocktail party. Vary the colors to suit any holiday.

These simple paper globes are made with strips of paper and brass fasteners. For younger kids, you can have all the strips ready to go and let the kids assemble them and older kids can do all of the cutting and punching as well. It’s a great way to keep the kids occupied while you make last-minute party preparations. You can even make these eco-friendly by using junk mail or cereal boxes.


  • Card stock in various shades of yellow
  • 1″ fasteners
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Hole punch
  • Monofilament (fishing line) for hanging

holiday-paper-globes step 1

Step #1: Cut strips from card stock in 1 1/2″ widths with varying lengths. Punch holes at both ends.

holiday-paper-globes step 2

Step #2: Insert the fasteners at either end and bend the prongs back to secure them.

holiday-paper-globes step 3Step #3: Fan out the strips of paper to form the globe shape. Hang with monofilament.

Here it is again.  We can’t get enough.


About the author

Ellen Luckett Baker
Ellen Luckett Baker is the author of the long thread, a blog about handmade goods. She has always enjoyed making things, but the flexibility of staying at home with her two daughters along with the creative inspiration they provide has led her to craft on a daily basis. Combining her love of graphic design and sewing, she has created an Etsy shop selling machine embroidery designs and sewing patterns.

Ellen lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young daughters. She holds a B.A. in Art History and a Master's of Public Administration with a focus in Non-Profit Management.

Ellen recently wrote 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects her crafting book. She is crazy talented!

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6 Responses to “Here Comes The Sun! Paper Globes”

  1. jackie May 21 at 1:28 am Reply Reply

    love these!

  2. Camilla Fabbri May 21 at 4:30 pm Reply Reply

    So fun – and easy! Love it !

  3. Plain and Joyful Living May 23 at 12:06 pm Reply Reply

    These would look great hanging under the apple tree for an outdoor tea party.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  4. Jordan May 25 at 12:18 am Reply Reply

    This is a simply sweet idea! As always…the simplest truly are the best! Filing it away for a fun use at a party in the future!


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