This video will show you how to divide your ball into 5 segments, no matter what size or brand ball you're using.

(We divide the ball into 5 segments for patterns like the Spiral Pattern.)

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!

I hope you find this video helpful. 🙂

If your ball does not have the North & South Poles and/or the Equator marked, we have a video tutorial showing you how to find these points, right HERE.

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. N FENTON on February 11, 2018 at 4:03 am

    Good description thanks

    • Gloria Piatt on October 21, 2023 at 5:30 pm

      Hi, trying to find infro on how to fold paper strip to have 5 lines on a large hemi 14” around..know wrote down years ago, but can’t find it, Thanks Gloria

      • Sarah Cinocco on October 22, 2023 at 5:27 pm

        Hi Gloria, there is a section of the video that will show you how to create your own template. It starts about halfway through the video. I hope that helps!

  2. Deborah Faulkenberry on March 26, 2018 at 5:15 am

    Great video Staci. Glad that you demonstrated how to do the fraction to decimal/decimal to fraction as I too am not good at math. Thank you.

  3. Sandi Nagel on September 23, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Great videos and I plan on trying all of them. Thanks

  4. Mary Newlon on December 2, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    These are all so very good. I am really going to enjoy making these for my friends. I work at the Hands of Hope Food Bank, and I want to do things for the clients we have. I thought they would be a nice gift for them to give to their families especially using pictures.

  5. Carol Scott on March 31, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    To make your sums simple, if you times your inches by 8 then add the extra eighths and divide by the amount of segments you want eg. your ball was 9 and 5/8 so you do 9×8 which turns your inches into eights which comes out at 72 add the extra 5/8 for a total of 77 divide your total by five to give you 15.4 eights so that’s approx 1 7/8 per segment

  6. Susan Hancock on April 9, 2021 at 3:47 am

    Will these balls be made available again any time soon?

    • Janelle - Ornament Girls Club on April 9, 2021 at 5:28 pm

      Hi there, our foam order has been delayed in shipping and it may be a few months. So sorry for an inconvenience this may cause.

  7. Carol Hadley on April 16, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    You need to make more 5 sided patterns. I bought both on the site but with your creativity partners, you should be able to design more. I look forward to seeing more. I just LOVE you guys. You make my day.

    • Janelle - Ornament Girls Club on April 17, 2021 at 2:35 am

      Thank you for the kind words and feedback. I’ll pass along your suggestion. Have a nice day!

  8. Ann Travis on May 15, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    I love you guys and your patterns as I have mentioned I have a disabled husband and these ornaments are a blessing although it’s getting harder to get kits before they are all gone . The patterns are beautiful and such fun to make give them as gifts you guys are great looking forward to. More new patterns. Could you make more kits love them and the great wk you do

    • Janelle - Ornament Girls Club on May 16, 2021 at 2:25 am

      Thanks so much for your kind words and lovely comment, Ann! I’m so happy you’re enjoying making the patterns. I’ll pass along your feedback for more kits. Have a wonderful day and happy ornamenting!

      Ornament Girl Team Member

      • Maude Cox on October 17, 2023 at 2:09 pm

        Thanks Staci for your great videos. You are the best.

  9. Janice Bradley on May 22, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    I love making all the wonderful ornaments that you have shown. Can you please tell me where to find the link for which pattern goes with which segment ball? This would be a great tool to keep me organized.
    Thanks for all your creativity ideas and design.
    Janice Bradley

  10. Ursula Walsh on February 27, 2022 at 5:29 am

    I absolutely LOVE all the ornaments and the video Finally been able to access through you e-mail you sent me Th only thing would be nice if I can access them in my library …Everybody loves these when I show them….
    Thank you Ursula

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