These decorative balls were something that i made for my grandmother's 80th birthday party. They are very easy to make and are the perfect touch to any party. I absolutely love these balls, they may look similar to something you can buy in the store for 20 dollars each but i figured out a way to get the same look for an extremely reduced price.
What you will need:
tissue paper (any color of your choice)
paper mache balls (www.save-on-crafts.com)
a hot glue gun
The first thing you need to do is cut the tissue paper into 9 relatively equal squares. Take 2 squares of tissue paper and stack them on top of each other. Place the pencil in the center of the 2 pieces of stacked tissue paper and gather the edges around the pencil (i don't know if you have had the same experience, but in elementary school i learned this technique to decorate pages of paper. And they say arts and crafts skills aren't used later on in life). After gathering the tissue around the pencil, dot some hot glue on the paper mache ball and attach the tissue onto the ball. Continue these steps until the entire ball is covered, make sure to space the tissue apart enough to cover the entire ball. Attach fishing string to the ball and hang them up! It is so easy.