DIY Project: Modern Paper Globes

Looking for a fun diy project?  These beautiful paper globes by Heather Bailey were featured on our modern dessert table and are perfect decorative pieces for any casual or modern affair.

Grab your favorite craft paper (I got mine at Michael’s and Walmart) and check out the instructions below from Heather’s Paper Globe tutorial.


1. assorted craft papers

2. glue stick

3. paper-scoring tool

diy modern paper globes materials


Step 1: Cut Out Circles – Trace pattern from page 2 onto assorted craft papers. 20 paper circles is needed to make 1 globe. I actually increased the circle size using photoshop to make 9.5 inch globes.

diy modern paper globes tracing

Step 2: Score Fold Lines – Fold pattern along dotted line to form triangle. One at a time, center triangular pattern on each cut out circle and score lines onto circle.  Once done, each paper circle will have score lines that form a triangle at its center. With right side up, fold each paper circle along score lines. Unfortunately for me I did not have a scorer and had to do it the old school way.

diy modern paper globes fold/score

diy modern paper globes fold triangle

Step 3: Create Top & Bottom: With gluestick, glue flaps of 5 pieces together to form globe top. Repeat for globe bottom.

diy modern paper globes top and bottom

Step 4: Create Middle Band: Glue remaining 10 pieces together. Glue first piece to last piece to form band.

diy modern paper globes middle section

Step 5: Form Ball – Glue globe top to globe band. Glue globe bottom to other side of globe band to form ball.

diy modern paper globes final

These fun globes can be hung, used as a centerpiece, cupcake topper or a topiary. (See Heather Bailey’s instructions for Paper Globe Topiary.)

diy modern paper globes

diy modern paper globes in dessert table

Hope you enjoyed this diy project. Comment below if you’ve incorporated it into your own event. I’d love to see it!

Lederle Tecson
About me

I am a practical, do-it-yourself gal who appreciates the small details that make each event truly special. I hope the ideas and inspiration at Love Every Detail will bring out your creative side and make the process of planning your event a little easier. Remember…it’s in the details!


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