An adorable geodesic sphere made from plastic overhead projector sheets!

This is such a beautiful project.  When I was a boy I loved to create miniature worlds, dioramas, and snow globes.  I now know that as an adult I still have this love!  This project was developed by my friend Gina at Willowday.  Visit her beautiful blog here!

Buy overhead projector sheets HERE.

Download the FREE printable template here:

Snow_Prism_Template Snow_Prism_Template (1254 KB)

 



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Ahh, sweet summer is here and with it the glorious arrival of a everyone’s favorite flower – the peony!

 

With its spectacular display of colors (think pink, red, yellow and white!), lush, unbridled petals, and a delicate, intoxicating fragrance, it’s no surprise that the peony has been a delighting the senses for thousands of years. In fact, written records from as far back as 8 their enchanting beauty. Is it any wonder then that the peony is known the world over as “queen of the flowers?”

 

Today, peonies are just as stunning as ever and, thanks to new and improved varieties they're even easier to grow. There are three main types of peonies to consider when planting. The most common and widely available is the herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora). Herbaceous peonies grow to about three feet tall, die back to the ground each winter, then sends up vigorous sprouts each spring. The other is the tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa), a slow-growing woody-stemmed shrub that can reach up to six feet. The third is a hybrid of the two. A combination of all three makes for a spring garden that darn near looks like it jumped out of a painting.

 

As dazzling as peonies are, they’re surprisingly no-fuss and require very little attention (I’m talking to you, brown-thumbs!) They survive the harshest winters, are practically drought resistant, and aren't bothered by deer or rabbits. Though peonies fare best in cool climates, early-blooming varieties with low-chill requirements can thrive in even some parts of the deep South.

 

 

You will need:

Overhead Projector Film

Printable Prism Template

Xacto Knife

Pencil or Sharpie to trace with

Scissors

Boning Tool, optional

Glue Gun or quick-drying super-glue

Hobby Snow or Paper Confetti

Plastic animal

Ribbon or string

  1. Download and print the prism template.
  2. Trace the template onto the transparent film.
  3. Unsing the exacto, carefully cut out the template.
  4. Carefully fold the transparent cut-out along all of the fold lines.
  5. Once fold lines are in place, glue each flap into place. Make sure to leave one flap open so you can fill your prism. Use your boning tool to halp you glue your flaps into place.
  6. Punch a small hole in the top of the prism and attach a loop of string to use to hang your ornament.
  7. Create scene inside snow globe by glueing the animal into position and then, filling with hobby snow.
  8. Place on tree or use as snow globes for decorations.
  9. God Jul! Merry Christmas!

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You can fill your ornament with anything you like!

An adorable geodesic sphere made from plastic overhead projector sheets!
Photography by Gina Vide of Willowday

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