I made these faux wooden ball vase fillers a while back. All you have to do is print out wood grained paper. I usually just find wood grain images from google images. Next time I would print on both sides so the white paper doesn't show through on the inside. This is a cheap and easy thing to make that's fun for kids too. You can weave it to make balls to throw around with them (depending on what you weave it from). In Thailand they weave these balls out of Palm leaves to play with.
Below is a video tutorial on how to weave these wooden balls. Part 1 of the tutorial shows how to braid a four strand braid (which is the basis of weaving the ball). Part 2 of the video shows how to weave the ball.
|Print out wood grain and cut into strips. See video tutorial below for instructions.|
Part 2: Paper Ball Tutorial
I've made these balls for Christmas as ornaments also. See my post here.