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DIY Sequin Ornaments

Two blue and purple glitter ornaments on a marble table.
Learn How To Make Your Own Sequin Ornaments

When I was a child I’d find myself mesmerized by the glistening, handmade sequin ornaments hanging from my grandmother’s tree. Outside of the holiday season, she kept them piled high in carved wooden bowls as tabletop centerpieces. It was always a treat when she’d take them out, and we could look at them together while she shared stories of making them with all of us children.

Her versions of the classic sequined ornaments were fancy and incorporated layered velvet, ribbons, tassels, fancy beads, pins, and sequins in a variety of colors to transform a simple styrofoam ball into a work of art that she treasured for a lifetime. Those memories have stuck with me, and in memory of her and her passions, I set out to find a way to share this lasting treasure with all of you and the children that we teach at Dragonfly Designs!

This is the perfect artistic endeavor for a fun holiday family craft night, a children’s sleepover, or a girls’ night in activity!  When my friends saw these samples they asked for their own special ornament for their Christmas gift! It certainly is much more personal than buying something at a store. Gifts like these will be treasured for a lifetime!

Now it’s your turn – I’ve laid out all the groundwork, and it’s time for your creativity to run wild! Here is our detailed guide to creating your own sequin ornaments.

Materials for DIY Sequin Ornaments
  • We used 2” styrofoam balls. Pro tip: Select any size or shape styrofoam you’d like! We also have fun using this technique to decorate egg-shaped styrofoam pieces for sparkly Easter eggs.
  • Dressmaker Pins: a packet of 750 pins makes approximately two 2” ornaments
  • Seed Beads
  • Sequins
  • Velvet Ribbon: for hanging, if you’ll use this as an ornament, or simply fill a glass jar with your gorgeous creations

We know you’re busy, and we’re here to help! Sometimes it’s easier to click a single button and have all the supplies you need, delivered right to your doorstep.  That’s why we’ve put together a special Sequin Ornament Kit that has everything you need to make two beautiful ornaments. Order from a variety of beautiful colors, and you’ll have everything you need to create two sparkly keepsake ornaments!

Instructions for Making Sequin Ornaments

Sequin ornaments do take some time to complete, but this quick video will show you how to craft them like a pro! Once you get in the swing of sequin stacking, you’ll be whipping through these like a seasoned wiz. Sequin ornaments are the perfect craft for anyone aged six or older looking to make something beautiful, reusable, and memorable – without breaking the bank!

Once you’ve created your beautiful ornament, snap a pic and tag us on social @hellodragonflyfun! We want to see your creation and any special adornments you came up with. Happy crafting!


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