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DIY: Paper Globes by Heather Bailey

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Looking for a fun DIY party project? These gorgeous Paper Globes by Heather Bailey are great centerpiece ideas for spring & summer parties… or even for Mother’s Day brunch this weekend!

Pick your favorite scrapbook papers to tailor this idea to any color palette & occasion! Click here for the tutorial and to download the pattern from Heather.

paper globes by heather bailey

For another fun way to utilize this idea (or even in addition to the topiary centerpieces), check out these hanging paper globe pendants, which could be recreated with or without the extra felt details at the bottom:

paper globes by heather bailey


To view these globes in use at a party (and displayed in a different way), check out Lila’s Dol Celebration.

Thanks to Heather for the great party inspiration! (P.S. Her entire blog is absolutely GORGEOUS!)

By |2010-10-21T22:53:44+00:00May 6th, 2010|Free Printables, Party Decor Projects|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Party Box Design May 6, 2010 at 10:14 am


  2. Pamela Smerker May 6, 2010 at 10:53 am

    OMGosh I gotta try these! Fabulous!!!

  3. Clau! May 6, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Great idea… love it!!

  4. I love Heather Bailey products – the colors are always so beautiful. now I just have to think of a reason to make some of these!

  5. Kari May 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    These are perfection! I can’t wait to start making some.

  6. The Lady of the House May 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Super fun!!! Loving this paper theme :) Great ideas for birthday parties and baby showers!

  7. Ludmila {CreamyLife.com} May 6, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Oh this is so adorable!!! Worth trying I guess, it’s just that easy…xo

  8. Vicky A May 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    My girlfriend & I made these for her daughter’s 2nd birthday party. They were a bit labor intensive, but worth it!

  9. Tanya May 6, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I love these

  10. Cheryl of Bliss! Weddings Market May 6, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    great idea! so simple and colorful!

  11. Kristy ~ Posh Pixels Design Studio May 7, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Those are soooo adorable! Posting it on my FB fan page!

  12. Scent Magic May 7, 2010 at 10:24 am

    LOVE these! I’m not the craftiest person in the world, but I just have to give these a try. I’ve got some Anna Griffin paper I think will work great. Thanks!


  13. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor May 7, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    These globes are really beautiful! I love the hanging ones especially and can see many design possibilities!

  14. Carrie @ Half Baked - The Cake Blog May 7, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I absolutely love these! I could even see using them as decorations in a nursery. Just adorable.

  15. Vesna May 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    So stunning, i love these paper globe pendants!
    Come and join our blog

  16. Sue May 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Absolutely adorable decorations! These could be used for so many different ocassions. I love that they are so simple to make.

  17. Claire May 8, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I love these. What a great idea and so adaptable to any color scheme or party.

  18. Diapers and Divas May 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I love Heather Bailey! (it doesn’t hurt that we share the same 1st name…). These are absolutely adorable!

  19. Bird May 12, 2010 at 7:55 am

    ADORABle and sooo versatile too! :)

    heading over to check them out..


  20. Mrs. Jones May 12, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I just made these for a luncheon. http://heatherjslife.blogspot.com/2010/05/teacher-appreciation-week-decorated.html

    Heather’s topiaries are beautiful!


  21. Anne May 15, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! I am planning a very special tea party for my mom and these will make perfect decorations!

  22. Karen Campos May 24, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I love the vibrant colors and could see using these at any summer party or barbecue.

  23. dani May 31, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    This is wonderful! And seems to be easy :)

  24. Tasha June 6, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    If I may offer a suggestion – It’s very critical that the paper is double sided. Mine wasn’t and I found it was difficult to make the circles look seamless on the edges. Here’s my fail:


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  26. Suci Amalia May 4, 2014 at 10:08 am

    wow.. it's so cute.. how to make it?

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    aku pernah bikin lampion ini waktu SD. gampang koq bikinnya..hehe

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