DIY Sequin & Tack Ornaments

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
  • Sequins
  • 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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2 Comments on DIY Sequin & Tack Ornaments

  1. Jeannie
    December 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm (5 years ago)

    I recently handed down 3 sequined ornaments my aunt gave me back in the 70’s to my daughter. My favorite looked like a plum.

  2. Crystal
    December 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm (5 years ago)

    Super cute and easy to make!! I love the idea of decorating with them. Thanks so much!!


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