If you are looking for a quick holiday project this type of ornament is great. It uses sequin trim instead of pinning hundreds of individual sequins, which saves loads of time, but the end result still looks fantastic.
It’s actually been many years since I’ve made a glitter ornament but I still get a lot of questions about making them. My glitter designs are some of my most popular on YouTube. In this new tutorial video I will show you everything you need to know to make your own beautiful glitter ornaments. My techniques haven’t changed much over the years. Watch this first and my old time lapse-videos will make much more sense.
Finally! A new video tutorial just in time for Christmas. Enjoy.
I was inspired by a pack of buttons I bought recently. In the pack of miscellaneous buttons were some neat cameos. I ended up making this fancy satin Victorian style ornament.
It’s quite simple to make so I thought I would share it with all of you.
The 2nd ornament I made for the video is pink instead of blue and the cameo buttons are slightly different than the ones on the blue ornament.
Tools and Materials Needed:
- ball point pen
- measuring tape
- craft knife
- craft glue
- tucking tool (I use a straight upholstery needle)
- 7cm diameter foam ball
- satin fabric
- 2 cameo buttons
- metallic craft cord**
- 5mm sequins
- two 10mm sequins
- 9mm wide satin ribbon
- 6mm wide satin ribbon
- 3/4 inch sequin pins*
- at least 62 pearl headed pins
- two 10mm pearl beads
- ten 5mm pearl beads
- 0/15 seed beads*
*Purchased at Cartwright’s
**The craft cord I use is hard to find outside of Japan. I sell it in my Etsy shop.
I suggest using light colored fabric so you can see your equator markings through the fabric.
All instructions are included in the video.
I’m in Pennsylvania visiting family and doing local craft fairs this holiday season. It’s been so nice shopping at US craft stores again. They offer a different range of products that aren’t availible in Japan. At Joann’s I found some great college fabrics and made these fun ornaments to sell. Because I’m selling them I’m not going to give away the directions for making them. However I wanted to share the idea with you. They make wonderful gifts for college students and college grads.