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“Four Leaf Clover” St. Patrick’s Day Themed Ornament

Materials Used

  • One 70mm foam ball
  • 1/2cm wide cream nylon ribbon
  • 1 3/4cm wide cream nylon ribbon
  • light green metallic 5mm slightly cupped sequins
  • 15/0 clear iridescent seed beads*
  • 1/2 inch sequin pins*
  • 3/4 inch sequin pins*
  • gold glitter glue
  • fine metallic green glitter
  • small green clover shaped sequins
  • eight 1 1/2 cm gold hologram heart shapes*
  • small light green bicone beads
  • two 15mm hologram plum blossoms*
  • two 16mm hologram sunbursts*
  • two long pearl ended straight pins

*purchased at Cartwright’s

Directions

    1. First pin ribbon to the foam ball as shown in the video. I suggest pinning the thin ribbon first and then the thick ribbon 2nd. Pin the ribbon securely down in many places so that the ribbon doesn’t slip. You can remove the extra pins later.

    2. Next make your bow and hanging ribbon on the top. This can be tricky and I often make the mistake of doing it in the wrong order and having to go back and redo it. On your long pearl ended straight pin put the gold plum blossom shape, then the green sunburst, then the hanging ribbon, then the bow. In the video I did it backward.

    3. Outline the ribbon in the light green metallic 5mm sequins.

    4. Mix the fine green glitter with gold glitter glue and paint the remaining exposed foam. Let dry overnight.

    5. After the glitter paint is completely dried, pin the small clover sequin to the thick ribbon as shown in the video.

    6. Next, create a four leaf clover shape using 4 of the gold hologram heart shapes. Pin a small clover sequin or a regular green sequin in the center of the four leaf clover to complete the look of this embellishment.

    7. Next, pin small bicone beads on the thin ribbon on all sides of the ornament, as shown in video.

    8. Finally, create the bottom cap with a long pearl ended straight pin, sunburst and plumb blossom shape.

I hope you enjoy this design. It was a lot of fun to make.
Happy St. Patty’s Day!

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Welcome to Ornament Designs

Wow!  My first post!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally be starting this blog.  I’ve been dreaming of a way to share my hobby with the world for a long time.  This all started with my YouTube channel, which is probably how you found this blog.

When I posted my first video on YouTube last year it was out of sheer boredom.  It was during one of those “transition” periods in my life.  I wasn’t working full time and I found myself with a ton of free time on my hands.  I had been watching YouTube for a long time and  I was very impressed with several of the vloggers I followed.  I  wanted to join in on the fun and do something unique.  So, I thought to myself  “What can I do that no one else can?  …Christmas Ornaments!”  As soon as the light bulb went on  I grabbed an old webcam and I never looked back.  Now a year later I’m expanding on my original idea with this blog.

I’m really looking forward to sharing my designs and ideas with you.  However, I don’t want to do it all alone.  I would like to encourage all of you to leave comments.  Comments are wonderful and constructive criticism is always appreciated.  If you have any post ideas I would appreciate those too.  Send me and email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

That’s all for today.  I’ll leave you with a blast from the past.  My very first YouTube video.