An easy way to divide your ball into 8 equal segments, no matter what size ball you're using!

You will need...

  • A strip of paper long enough to wrap around the ball (or, use the printable strips found under the video!)
  • Paper scissors
  • Pen/Pencil/Marker
  • A couple of pins

OR.. for 3" foam balls, just use the Printable Template right below the video!

If you are using an Ornament Girl Foam Ball (either from the shop, or from one of our kits, you can use THIS pre-made strip to mark your foam balls!

Just print it out, cut out the strips, and use the pre-marked lines to mark your ball.


  1. Donna Scruggs on February 14, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you so much! My biggest problem is finding the poles and having them in the right place on each side of the balls. I usually end up with a crooked ornament and I think this will be very helpful! I just joined and already have learned a new technique!

    • StaciAnn Lowry on February 15, 2019 at 4:53 am

      Donna, I’m so glad this was helpful to you! Welcome to the club!!

    • Ruth Lloyd on October 13, 2021 at 4:14 am

      How do you mark for 3sections. I don’t see how you can get 3out of 8.

  2. Shari Zabroski on May 18, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks for this video StaciAnn! I had a problem with the darker lines from a pen, and even a pencil sometimes, showing through really light colored fabric. If someone is doing a snow globe ornament with a white background fabric, the line could show through. So, what I started doing was use the purple dissolving marker that I use for marking fabric for sewing. It disappears after a few hours or so and won’t show through the fabric. Just thought this might be helpful to anyone else who had a problem with lines showing through a very light colored fabric.

    • StaciAnn Lowry on May 20, 2019 at 11:02 pm

      That’s a great idea! Thanks, Shari!

  3. Patricia Beaulieu on July 9, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Hi Staci. quick question. In the video you mentioned you would post a link to explain how to find the poles on those balls that do not have the pole spots already on them. Where do I find that link? Thanks!

  4. Patricia Beaulieu on July 9, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Hi again Staci. Please disregard my previous comment of a few minutes ago, I just found the video in question. Thanks again! 🙂

  5. Tina on October 7, 2020 at 11:49 am

    I’m not getting the guide when I go to download it just brings me to a page that says I will find the pattern right under the video but it’s not there!

    • StaciAnn Lowry on October 20, 2020 at 4:49 pm

      Hi Tina.. I’m sorry about that. It’s fixed now, and the template should be there!

  6. Mary Morrow on November 13, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Great tool to help mark the ball and thanks for the information about the fabric marker I’ll use one.

  7. Patti on December 8, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    There is no sound on your videos

    • Janelle - Ornament Girls Support on December 9, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      Hi Patti, we do have sound on the videos, which leads me to believe this is a browser issue on your end. I would try a different browser, or see if your current browser needs updating. Will you email us if that doesn’t work so we can help you further?

  8. Tammy montpetit on July 28, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    I was not able to download this pattern for the 8 section ball.

  9. gillian on September 4, 2022 at 11:11 am

    I made 3 beautiful star ornaments from watching your video . So clear to understand looking for more now
    Thank you very much

  10. Valerie English on September 13, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Hi I thought I paid $7 for an ebook but everytime I click on it to download it says I have to pay $7 . So my $7 paid for a free you tube video to watch and one sheet of a template. Your reply to me was the video was free and login to my account, patterns, classic and go to the bottom one still can’t download anything without oaying another $7

    • Sarah Cinocco on September 13, 2022 at 8:32 pm

      Hi Valerie,
      I’m so sorry about any trouble! After you purchased your eBook, it should have been unlocked for you. Sometimes if you are not logged in, it will prompt you to purchase the pattern again. I know our customer support team has emailed you your password, but if you are still having trouble please reply to that email so we can make sure you can access everything.

  11. Al Etheredge on January 12, 2023 at 11:27 pm

    Really enjoyed your video but I need a pattern to cut the fabric. Is that something you can give me?

  12. Al Etheredge on January 13, 2023 at 12:01 am

    Maybe I am missing something. I understand how you mark the ball however, I need know how you cut the fabric. Is there a pattern piece for cutting the fabric?

  13. Elaine on October 20, 2023 at 2:47 am

    Enjoyed the video. I hope I can make this from memory. I couldn’t get a picture of the bat.

  14. Rose on November 26, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    I bought the tutorial which says there are instructions for marking an unsegmented ball above! It isn’t there. Where do I find it? And those strips mentioned above on this comment page aren’t showing up here either.

    • Sarah Cinocco on November 26, 2023 at 7:17 pm

      Hi Rose, I am going to send you an email so I can get a little more information. I’m happy to help!

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