Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sequin Snowflake Ornaments



I had so much fun making these!  First off - do not be deceived.  They are time consuming.  You will also need LOTS of pins and LOTS of sequins.  I personally was on a Damages marathon at the time, so this was no problem.  :). Finding pins with a head that was larger than the sequin hole was surprisingly difficult - make sure you use pins large enough !  I also included the date by using a number hole punch.  (The Martha Stewart one was more expensive online than I thought - use your 40% off coupon at Michaels if you can!)  Otherwise, I plan to give these as gifts, but might have to make one for myself!

Materials:
Foam ball
Pins (with heads bigger than sequin holes)
Sequins
Ribbon 
Snowflake punch 
Number punch 

Instructions:
Start by pinning a group of sequins to the foam ball in a circle, leaving a small space in the middle.  (You'll see why later). Continue to pin sequins to the ball in a circular formation around your last sequins (your circles will get bigger and bigger!) until the ball is covered.  Cut a snip of ribbon to hang the ball from, and pin the ribbon loop into the small hole you left at the beginning.  Nice it's time to punch your snowflakes!  Carefully pin your paper snowflake punches to the ball (there should be some small random holes between the sequins that you can use).  If desired, also punch some numbers, and pin the date into the ball as well.  Voila!  Merry disco-ball Christmas!



Inspired By:
An item seen in the Teensy Turtle Etsy Shop. 

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