Orange Ornaments

I’ve had a very busy week preparing for my first sale this Sunday, among other things.

I’ve been making signs and trying to figure out how I’m going to put the ornaments on display. It’s already Friday and I’m still not sure how I’m going to do it. Nothing like waiting till the last minute.

So, I don’t have a new video for you this week. Sorry. 🙁 But, I didn’t want to leave you totally empty handed. Here are three ornaments I just finished.

I love the color! I’ll have to keep this idea in mind for Easter next year. I think these would look great in an egg shape.

Next week I’ll have pictures of the sale and a new video for you.

“Regal Burgundy” Ornament

I love using burgundy and dark blue together. This color combination always looks regal to me, which is why I titled this ornament “Regal Burgundy”.
The design is simple but the gold hologram sequins really make this one sparkle.

Materials Used:

  • one 60mm smooth foam ball
  • 1/2 inch gold sequin pins*
  • 3/4 inch gold sequin pins*
  • 15/0 clear iridescent seed beads*
  • 5mm dark blue metallic sequins
  • 5mm gold hologram sequins*
  • clear iridescent “opal” glitter glue
  • gold hologram glitter
  • blue hologram glitter
  • 5mm wide burgundy ribbon
  • 2 pearl topped corsage pins
  • gold top cap
  • small bottom cap
  • 3mm smooth round clear iridescent beads
  • 1 1/2 inch burgundy flower embellishment

*purchased at Cartwright’s

Directions:

  1. Pin ribbon down dissecting the ball into 4 equal parts.
  2. Place hanging ribbon and top cap with a corsage pin.
  3. Outline burgundy ribbon with blue sequins.
  4. Next add a row of gold hologram sequins and then another row of blue to all 4 sides so that there are 3 rows of sequins in each quadrant.
  5. Place bottom cap with corsage pin.
  6. On two opposite quadrants add an extra row of gold sequins.**
  7. Then in the same two quadrants, pin down the burgundy flower embellishment inside the last rows of gold, covering the exposed white ball underneath.
  8. Then, paint the exposed foam of the other two quadrants with glitter paint. The glitter used for this ornament is a mixture of “Opal” glitter glue, hologram gold and hologram blue glitter.
  9. After the glitter dries, pin three 3mm clear iridescent beads with a gold hologram sequin, using the 3/4 inch pins, to the painted panel as shown in the video.
  10. Lastly, pin 3mm beads, evenly spaced, on the burgundy ribbon on all 4 sides. There should be 5 beads to each side.

**Make sure that when choosing your quadrants you keep in mind which direction your ornament will be facing when it is hung on the tree. My suggestion is to not glue down the top cap and hanging ribbon until the very end. If it is not pinned correctly you can easily reposition it. I can’t tell you how many times I finished an ornament and then realized that the design would show sideways when hung on the tree.

“Bubbles” Ornament

This design was inspired by the “Bubbles” screen saver on my computer. It’s super easy and quick to make. Once the glue dried it only took a few hours to finish.

Materials Used:

  • drafting compass
  • one 70mm smooth foam ball
  • 1/2 inch sequin pins*
  • 15/0 clear iridescent seed beads*
  • 5mm sequins in various colors
  • clear iridescent “opal” glitter glue
  • silver ribbon
  • pearl topped corsage pin
  • 15mm hologram plum blossoms*

*Purchased from Cartwright’s

Directions:

  1. Paint foam ball with glitter glue and let dry.
  2. Using drafting compass set at a half inch radius, draw random circles all over the ball.
  3. Place the silver ribbon with the plum blossom sequin and corsage pin at the top as shown in the video.
  4. Using different colored sequins, trace the circles that you drew, each in a different color.