I’m one of those people that’s always chosen to do something small for New Year’s Eve. When I was a kid, my mom would have all the other kids over while their parents went out. As I got older, I still enjoyed those types of celebrations with friends, and not being out in the madness of New Years Eve. How fun would this DIY Disco Ball have been?
Generally, we make a bunch of finger foods, break out some fun games like Michigan Rummy or Pictionary, and invite friends over, and practice saying Happy New Years in different languages. I think I’m going to add a little bit of sparkle to my celebration this year with this fun and easy DIY Disco Ball. This is so simple, and you can find everything you need locally.
How to Make a DIY Disco Ball
- 16 inch Paper Lantern – You can generally find these at places like Pier 1, Cost Plus World Market, or even Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
- Holographic Bird Tape – Find this at your local home improvement store, Home Depot, or Lowes. It’s usually in or near the gardening section.
- Tape or Glue Dots
- Length of ribbon
Cut about 20 2 foot lengths of bird tape. Fringe them every 1 1/2 to 2 inches or so. It doesn’t need to be exact, you just want some movement. Set aside.
Once you get those all done, start attaching them to your paper lantern.
Expand your paper lantern. Starting at the bottom, attach one fringed length of bird tape with a couple of glue dots or a piece of tape, and wrap it around the lantern, making sure it overlaps the ends. Trim off the excess. You may want to add glue dots or tape a couple more places as you wrap your strip of bird tape.
Repeat, making sure that the row above hangs over the row below it.
Attach a length of ribbon at the top, and hang.
See how easy it is to make your own DIY Disco Ball? So fun, and you can leave it up all year long. No judging here. This is also perfect for those spontaneous dance parties. Ohhh yeahhhh!!!