Or have a few friends over and chat while you pin…if you drink some wine you can also make these!
Collect your supplies.
- Styrofoam Ball (use any size you wish)
- Seed Beads
- Sequin Pins or Straight Pins (sequin pins are typically shorter than sewing straight pins)
- Screw Eye
- Ornament Hanger or Ribbon
Unless you are pinning the ornament in a single color, you’ll want to make a general plan on where to start. I decided to go with stripes of white, turquoise, and light green.
Once I had my plan in place, I started pinning.
I started with the center row and I pinned three rows of turquoise.
Then I did two rows of White on either side of the turquoise.
Next I pinned one row of light green…
…followed by another two rows of white sequins.
Finally I finished the ornament with the green sequins.
Be sure to leave a small hole on one end so you can attach a hanger. In this case, I chose to use a screw eye.
Attach some ribbon so you can hang the ornament. For all of these tutorials, please consider using what you have already on hand. If you don’t have ribbon, use string, twine, thread, or the metal hooks that are typically used for ornaments.
Project Cost Breakdown (per Ornament):
Styrofoam Ball (Michaels) = $1
3 colors of sequins (Hobby Lobby) = $6
Seed Beads (Already Owned) = $0
2 packages of Sequin Pins (Hobby Lobby) = $2
Screw Eye (Already Owned) = $0
Ribbon (Already Owned) = $0
Total Project Cost: $9 (however, you’ll have a lot of sequins left over, so any additional ornament will be much cost you about $2 each)
Now, as an added bonus, here’s another sequin ornament in case you don’t want stripes. If you want to do a solid color, consider using colored seed beads to give it something extra. However, you can keep everything in a single color as well and it would look great.
For this smaller ornament, I chose to go with silver sequins, purple seed beads, and light green ribbon. I use the same steps as above to create this ornament so I’ve only included pictures below.
This ornament used the same supplies and cost about $2.75 since I had to buy the sequins for $2.
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