Recycled Magazine Ball

By  Kathleen George  for  The Dow Chemical Co.

size: 3"

  • Recycled Magazine Ball


  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 3" ball
  • Recycled magazines
  • Plaid Mod Podge Gloss Medium
  • Red ribbon, 8" length
  • Craft paste (Designer used Yes! Paste)

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, paintbrush or foam brush, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. From recycled magazines, cut out red images or designs into 1/2" squares. (Or choose red/green, or other holiday colors, if desired.)
  • 2. On covered work surface, use foam brush to apply paste onto ball. Use foam brush to apply paste onto red squares. Press red squares onto ball. Smooth edges.
  • 3. Continue covering ball, layering red squares. Let dry.
  • 4. Use paintbrush to apply gloss medium onto all areas of ball. Let dry.
  • 5. For hanger, measure and cut 8" length of ribbon. Use scissors end to poke hole in ball; glue ribbon ends into hole. Tie ribbon bow, if desired. Let dry.