Tools & Materials

Before you get started making your first ornament you will need some basic tools and materials. The shops below are items that I and/or my ornament making friends recommend for finding ornament supplies.

tool kit

Like the tools you see me using in my videos? I’ve put together a Kimekomi Tool Kit just for you.


My Favorite cord is now on sale at my Etsy Shop.

Cartwright's Sequins

Cartwright’s is my favorite supplier of sequins and sequin pins.


IDEA2SEQUINS on Etsy is another great place to get sequins. They have some really unique shapes I’ve enjoyed using in my ornaments.

smoothfoam brand

Plasteel Corp is a great place to find foam shapes including balls and eggs.
If Plasteel Corp’s foam balls are too hard for you trying the balls at the following shops:

Be sure to search for Polystyrene Balls, not Styrofoam.


Get authentic Japanese fabric direct from Japan at Fabric Tales.
Another great place to get Japanese fabric is Shibori Dragon.

Everything Plastic Canvas also has a nice selection of cord.
Ribbon Bazaar has a nice selection of affordable ribbon.

Here are some handy tools you can get on

Want even more ideas where to find the best supplies? Check out my 2015 Tools and Materials Survey Results to see where many of my followers are buying their ornament making supplies.
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