Sequinned Ornaments!!!

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I have been making these ornaments for years. I have made them with Dylan and Sam, and they are amazing to do with a class too. The materials are cheap, the results look amazing, and it keeps the kids quiet for hours….win-win for everyone!
All you need is a styrofoam ball, a scrap of tinfoil, some pins, beads and sequins.
Start by wrapping the styrofoam ball in tin foil. I have even used the wrappers from the Ferrero Rocher Chocolates (did I spell that right?) Anyways, people I know are used to my hoarding tendencies, so when I walk around at Christmas asking for their chocolate wrappers, people are usually pretty good about it. Either that, or it’s a good excuse for pigging out on chocolates…once again, win-win for everyone!

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Then, after you have wrapped the styrofoam ball, add a bit of glue and stick in a pin to hold on a loop of ribbon or string to hang it from.

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Then, start adding a pattern of beads and sequins onto the pin, be sure to leave about a half to a third of the pin open, because if you don’t leave enough space on the pin, it gets really hard to handle and won’t stick properly.

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Then, dip the point of the pin in white glue. I find it is easiest if you pour the white glue into a little container.

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Then, stick the pin into the styrofoam ball…

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And repeat about 100 times… Here is a little more done…

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and a little more…

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and some more…

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Almost done…

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And….. finally…. finished!

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Here it is what it looks like on the tree…

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And, here are a couple different colours, using different sequins and beads…

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Good luck!

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