First, we have a half stellated dodecahedron with a message. It's made with candy wrappers wrapped around cardstock templates, and sewn together by hand. It sits mysteriously on a surface with a peak pointing upward.
When you flip it over and look inside...
...there's a luscious photograph of vivid green vegetation (from a frozen broccoli bag). The message; Eat a balanced diet, five parts chocolate to one part broccoli. Maybe a broccoli executive needs a paperweight? It might also make an educational holiday ornament.
Next, some slightly more practical items, stitched from the same brand of candy wrappers (Two summers ago, at a reunion, there was an industrial-sized bag of Lindt truffles that my friends conveniently demolished. I followed them around as they chewed, snatching their discarded wrappers.) The dish below is a partially truncated cuboctahedron. It's hand sewn, with holes punched using an unthreaded sewing machine. This bowl requires four squares, four hexagons, and one octagon in the middle. All are folded around cardstock templates.The bottom:
The next dish was made from the same brand of truffle wrappers, but with a brown coffee bag covering the hexagonal base:
And finally, unusual winter holiday decor: An icosidodecahedron poinsettia-shaped bowl, made from sides and printed portions of a coffee bag. This shape has pentagons and triangles, and it's machine stitched.
The polyhedron book includes step-by-step instructions for these projects, using a sewing machine, or sewing by hand.
More projects are in last week's blog post and on the book's main page. A PDF edition of the book, for instant download, is sold in my Etsy shop, and paperback copies are on Amazon.