Some time ago I discovered this amazing site: http://papermatrix.wordpress.com that presents traditional Danish paper crafts. Since Christmas is not that far away now, I thought I'd try my hand at the easiest design of spheres: http://papermatrix.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/sphere-001/
So I printed the template on colored cardstock and followed the instructions. I have to tell you... it is not at all easy to cut all the paper strips by hand, but the most difficult is weave them tight enough so sphere closes correctly in the end.
Here's how my first bauble turned out (is is far from perfect, but it wasn't a complete disaster either):
The next time, I shall try with thinner sheets of paper maybe...