I really want to make some more of these balls, so I tried foil paper today. Love the result, but I learned some things. First of all, the foil paper is harder to work with than regular paper, but it wasn't brittle (as I thought it might be) when I strung it together. I made this one just a tiny bit smaller so that it's not so overwhelming on a tree.
I also learned that I should use a different kind of glue for the foil. Not only did it take the Elmer's a long time to dry enough to hold the foil, it left a dull residue on the shiny surface.
How about it, you paper crafters- can I use a hot glue gun on paper? I don't have one, but that could be fixed. I have learned that people are selling these balls for as much as $40!
Here's how Maggie felt about it all...
The directions are at Making a Polish Porcupine Ball- Tips and History
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