This week’s ornament is a basic design inspired by the autumn season.
I started making this ornament using an autumn color scheme and then remembered that I had these gold leaves buried somewhere underneath a pile of unused supplies. I can’t remember where I purchased them, but you can find something similar at Cartwright’s.
- one 60mm smooth foam ball
- 1/2 inch sequin pins*
- 3/4 inch sequin pins*
- 15/0 clear iridescent seed beads*
- 5mm sequins in orange*, gold and green
- red and gold glitter paint**
- 6mm wide gold ribbon
- two pearl topped corsage pins
- two 8mm red sequins
- 11 gold leaf sequins (approx 9mm X 1.5cm)
- gold thread
*purchased at Cartwright’s
**homemade using loose red glitter and gold glitter glue.
- Pin gold ribbon in two perpendicular lines around the foam ball, sectioning the ball into 4 equal parts.
- Trace the gold ribbon on both sides with 5mm orange sequins.
- Then trace the orange rows of sequins with a line of alternating green and gold sequins.
- Paint the remaining visible foam with glitter paint. You may need several coats of paint to get an opaque look.
- Once the paint is dry, add the hanging ribbon and bow on the top of the ornament. Thread a green sequin and large red sequin onto the corsage pin, then the hanging ribbon and then the bow, in that order.
- Pin two gold leaves in each painted panel. One leaf pointing up the other pointing down.
- Thread 3 gold leaves onto a piece of gold thread.
- Tie the thread to a corsage pin. Thread a green and large red sequin on the pin, and pin it to the bottom of the ornament so the leaves hang down.