Mirror Ball for Cats
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I made this mirror ball for my daughter's two cats. I have never done this before so I will tell you right now I made a lot of mistakes. You will be advised on how to do it properly.
Total Time: 1 Hour
- 1 rubber ball ($1.00)
- 50 mirror pieces ($1.00)
- hot glue gun
- darning needle
- 6 yd crochet thread ($.10)
- spice jar lid
- The first thing I realized was the ball was heavy. I will get a hollow wiffle or foam ball next time. I used the pliers to insert the darning needle in for a hanger.
- I began to glue the mirror pieces on and found you couldn't get them very close. With another ball and smaller pieces you can. Besides, cats aren't that picky.
- I found a spice lid to set the ball in for ease of working. Then I finished the mirror pieces.
- I threaded 6 yards of thread through the darning needle and tied a double knot at the end, touching some hot glue on it. With some knots in the thread so it won't twist, it's ready to hang up.
- Now I will tell you what not to do.
- Don't get rubber, it's too heavy. If you find a wiffle ball it has holes you can easily hang them from. If you use a foam one, just use a large darning needle and thread it through the middle and tie a knot or glue it at the bottom. Use E-6000 or another glue that will hold the mirror pieces on better. One of mine has popped off already. If you can, use smaller pieces of mirror.
- And lastly, if you find something that reflects even better, like faux crystals, use that. I hope these tips helped.
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