Small Mirror Ball




About: I am a Master student for chemical and biological engineering. I love surprising people, so I cook very often discovering my own receipes to surprise my guests with new colours or tastings.

You see them often in clubs, those huge balls which scatter the light and it is sparkling everywhere. This instructable shows you how to make you own ball, in a small size for under 10$.

Sadly my iPhone doesn't catch the sparkling in the photos.

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Step 1: What You Need

1. A styrofoam ball (about 8 cm in diameter)
2. Sequins, in two different colours
3. Long beads
4. pins

Step 2: How to Apply

All you have to do now is to put one sequin, one long bead and another sequin on the needle an attach it to the styrofoam ball. Repeat this until your ball is full of them.
A tip from me: Divide the ball in quarters. So it is easier to get a constant distance between your pins.

Step 3: Finishing

On the very last pin, you have to attach a band additionally, so you can hang up your ball somwhere.
That's it, your mirror ball has finished.

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    5 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    That is so pretty! I think they are called long beads (long pearls), unless they have a fancier name, though I think people will know what you mean.

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! And also thanks for the correction of my English. I corrected my instructable.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    We just put ours away for the year (we use them as Christmas ornaments). Also we don't put the outer (blue) sequins. We leave the ball a little spiky. Learned to do this in grade school. It always brings back good memories.

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Nice idea to use them as christmas ornaments, I haven't thought of that. As for me, I haven't learned such useful things in art classes during school... Instead they tried to teach me knitting and sewing, in which I am definetly not talented ;-)


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Sewing is a valuable skill, as is knitting. Have you seen all the paracord tutorials on this site? It's just "manly" knitting (macrame). Anything you've learned about knitting can be applied to paracord, hemp rope, twine. Get good enough and teach it to others.

    Soak up as much knowledge as you can...about everything. You never know when it will become useful. Better to have the knowledge and not need it, than to need it and not have it.