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Picture of Dodecahedron Party Garland | Iridescent Film & Acetate Geometry
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For this DIY garland I decided to make 3D shapes out of acetate and iridescent film. The idea here was to allow the insides of the shapes to be seen (which I think just makes them look more effective and more obviously '3D' - plus fairy lights inserted into them can be viewed), AND to add as much 'shimmer' and reflection as I could using the iridescent film.

To add to the reflective properties, I chose a shape with lots of facets; the dodecahedron.

These shapes could be used for many different decorations, and pairing them with LED lights would make full use of the reflections. How about a big bowl of these shapes and some fairy lights? Or make individual lights with each shape fitted over an individual battery-powered tealight?

I hope this tutorial gives you lots of ideas :)

Step 1: What You Will Need

Picture of What You Will Need

- OHP Printable Acetate Sheets (A4); You will need to print the dodecahedron template onto the acetate, so make sure you choose acetate that is designed to go in a regular printer. You will need one sheet per shape you want to make.

- Inkjet printer

- Iridescent film; I bought this in a roll and it was in the gift wrap section

- Double sided tape; make sure it's strong and around 5mm wide

- Scissors

- Metal ruler

- X-acto knife

- Cutting mat

- Invisible thread

- An awl

- Bone folder

- Long upholstery needle (optional); This is useful for making a garland because you can feed the thread straight through the shapes very easily.

- Fairy lights/bowl/battery-powered tealight (optional); depending on how you want to display the shapes

ohoilett3 months ago
It would be cool to somehow combine this idea with this
https://www.instructables.com/id/Discoballify-Anything/

Great 'ible.
FernMakes (author)  ohoilett3 months ago
Thanks :)
Indeed...any way to add more sparkles is a good thing!
ohoilett3 months ago
Nice! I like it.
I love these!
FernMakes (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 months ago
Thanks!
AmandaD1673 months ago
God I’m addicted to Platonic solids
FernMakes (author)  AmandaD1673 months ago
And rightly so :D