Hi friends – TGIF! It’s almost the weekend, which means most of us will have some free time for Christmas crafting. ;) Here’s a pretty simple ornament project that you can even make with your kids if they’re not too young.
I’ve never made my own ornaments before (besides when I was a kid in grade school), so I was excited to make some to become part of my Christmas decor for years to come. My mom said she remembers making these when she was younger.
I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and bought my supplies:
- Styrofoam balls
- Sequin pins
- Upholstery tacks
One at a time, just start pinning the sequins onto the ball, overlapping slightly. Depending on what size balls you bought, this can take a while; you want might want to catch up on your favorite TV show while you’re pinning.
The upholstery tacks were much easier because the pin is already attached- but the weight of the tacks also makes this one quite heavy.
I don’t have an in-progress photo of the red and white ornament but this is how to make it: pin one white sequin on and then make a circle around it with the red sequins – and repeat, all the way around until it’s done.
When all three ornaments were finished, I inserted an ornament hanger into each.
I hung them on some hooks to see if I liked them there.
I also tried them out as pretty decor in this glass bowl – which is where I decided to keep them. Even though I made them as ornaments, they work well here too. Hooray for versatile decor!
Have you made your own ornaments before?
I plan on making more this weekend and sharing them here next week. :)
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