Medium-Simple DIY – the Geoball – a perfect little piece of geometric corner accent, that’s also quite the perfect little storing-small-shit unit.
Have you ever tried making one of these things? How fun is that?
I made my first geoball (slightly bigger than this here, each triangle has equal 10 cm sides) around 2 years ago, and I’ve been using it up until recently. At first, it was supposed to be a nice little decor-vs.-storing item for my keys, lip balm, head bands and so on (mostly the stuff I use & need non-stop), only to turn into this weird looking geometric figure for storing all kinds of stuff that I didn’t know where to put at the moment. Or some that, for some reason, haven’t made it to trash yet.
Actually, in a way, I still use it, but it’s all worn out and it’s ridiculous that I still keep it (even though it’s hidden well behind pile of shit in the soon-to-be-decluttered-and-removed cabinet). However, now that I’ve made this (and several more for, you know, just in case), I sure am getting rid of the old one (you’ll see how it looks a little below and why it’s ridiculous that I’m still “using” it).
Since I had a somewhat hard time figuring out how to make a geoball myself the first time I made one, I made sure that each step is photographed (and explained additionally, if I thought it’s needed), so that you don’t lose that much time to make this baby yourself. ‘Cause believe you me, it will serve you quite well, and it’s so pretty to look at. Head on below for the What-s and How-to-s.
DIY Paper Geoball.
– White Card-Stock Paper
– Several Different Colored Card-Stock Paper (optional)
– Drawing Compass
– Pencil & Eraser
First, let’s clear one thing. What you’ll see below is me going a bit strong with the pencil on the paper. The reason for that is pretty obvious – it was so that the lines are more clear and visible on the photos (which unfortunately didn’t quite work with the drawing compass, but I’ll help you get that, so no worries). You want to go gentle with the pencil and the lines, so that it’s easier for you to erase the lines once you’ve made your geoball. Okay, so let’s draw together!
10. Fold each and every line! Once you’ve finished with that, erase the pencil entirely.
Since I wanted my geoball to be more fun, I cut and glued separate different-colored triangles (previously measured, although, at times it was with the precision of a 8-year old… but if you think about it, it was fun when we were 8, right?). You can do this too, or you can find another way of styling it up, it’s all up to you.
Annnnd, the old one just below.
Was my drawing here in any help to you, honestly? Share your thoughts, as well as the geoball you made following these instructions in comments! I’d love to see how this worked for you!
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