Sequin and Tack Ornaments

Sequin and Tack Ornaments

Hi everyone, this is Jen from Girl in the Garage sharing another fun project with you today.  I know it’s only halfway through November but I also happen to know that many of you have already started crafting and decorating for Christmas – and even if that’s not you, then be sure to come back and try this project in a few weeks!

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.   ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

When I was done with all three ornaments, I inserted an ornament hanger into each.

I don’t have my tree up yet so I hung them on some hooks for now.

I also tried them out as pretty decor in this glass bowl – I think it will look even more festive once I add a few more ornaments inside.

 Have you made your own ornaments before?

I want to hear about them – I plan on making some other styles and I’d love more ideas!

Jen {aka Girl in the Garage}

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  1. These are so cute I LOVE the sequin ones ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. My grandmother made an entire tree of hand made sequin ornaments in 1972. She even did the star to go on top. I am happy to say that even though these are 41 year old ornaments, some of them still look amazing and I am so proud to show them off every year.

    Some of them have lost a few items or have lost a little sparkle over the years but on the whole, I am happy to have them.

    I will even give one to a new party guest every year. She had to have made over 50 of them and I still have over 30.

  3. Those are really cute, Jen!!

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