Hexagon Pattern Kimekomi Ornament

Today’s video is a long one. I wanted to show you as much of the process as possible. It wasn’t difficult to make, just a little complicated to put into words. It took about 4 hours to complete. I really enjoyed creating this one and I hope you enjoy it too.

Materials Used:

  • one 80mm smooth foam ball
  • pink Japanese cherry blossom patterned cotton fabric
  • solid pink cotton fabric (Should be slightly darker than the other pink color fabric.)
  • solid green cotton fabric
  • purple and silver cord
  • pink ribbon
  • 3/4 inch silver pins
  • three pink pearl topped corsage pins
  • three silver hologram plum blossom sequins*
  • two 5mm hot pink hologram flower sequins
  • one 7mm pink acrylic bead

*purchased at Cartwright’s

Tools needed:


  1. Draw lines on foam ball dividing it into 6 equal sections.
  2. Set your compass to 3 cm. Put your compass point on the point where the lines you just drew intersect the mold line.
  3. Draw 6 circles at each of the 6 points.
  4. Turn the ball so the mold line is vertical. This will be the orientation of your ornament.
  5. Locate the hexagon at the front of the ornament and cut the foam as shown in the video. You should have 6 triangle like shapes creating a hexagon when you are done.
  6. Cut 3 pieces of the cherry blossom fabric in roughly the size of the triangle like shapes. Make sure to leave enough extra fabric on the edges for tucking. Also, cut out 3 pieces of the solid pink fabric in the same way.
  7. Tuck the fabric into the cut foam as shown in the video. Alternate the two different fabrics. You may glue down the fabric if you wish but make sure that the glue doesn’t seep through the fabric.
  8. Next, cut out the 6 almond shapes on the foam ball that were created when the circles drawn intersected. They are connected to the corners of the hexagon.
  9. Cut 3 pieces of each of your pink fabrics in the shape of the almond shaped sections. Make sure to leave enough extra fabric on the edges for tucking.
  10. Each of the almond shaped sections touch a corner of the hexagon. Using the opposite fabric from the one used on the corner of the hexagon it touches, tuck the fabric into the cuts.
  11. Repeat steps 4-6 on the back hexagon.
  12. Cover the remaining sections with green fabric. If the black line drawn through the sections can be seen through your fabric, use some White Out to cover it.
  13. Once all your sections have been covered with fabric, glue the cord on all the seams, pinning it down at intersecting points.
  14. Pin a flower and plum blossom sequin at the center of the front and back hexagons with a corsage pin.
  15. Finish the ornament by threading the pink bead onto a corsage pin, then a plum blossom sequins, then the hanging cord, and lastly the bow. Dip your pin in glue and then pin it onto the top of the ornament.

Well, I hope that makes sense. Good luck and happy ornament making. 🙂

“Celebration” Ornament

The bright colors in this ornament remind me of party decorations.

Materials Used:

  • one 80mm smooth foam ball
  • 1/2 inch sequin pins*
  • 3/4 inch sequin pins*
  • 15/0 clear iridescent seed beads*
  • 5mm sequins in silver hologram*, light blue, light pink, light green, and light orange*
  • clear iridescent “opal” glitter glue
  • 5mm wide ribbon in dark green, dark blue, hot pink, yellow and orange
  • four yellow pearl topped corsage pins
  • small smooth round clear iridescent beads
  • three larger smooth round clear iridescent beads
  • one 15mm silver hologram plum blossoms*
  • craft glue

*purchased at Cartwright’s


  1. First, pin one row of each color onto your foam ball as shown in the video. Make sure ribbon is evenly spaced.
  2. Next, outline all ribbon in silver hologram sequins.
  3. Then, add rows of colored sequins. Rows of light blue that trace the blue ribbon, rows of light pink that trace the hot pink ribbon and so on. I didn’t have yellow sequins so I used orange instead and it created a really nice effect.
  4. Once all colored sequins have been placed fill in exposed foam with glitter glue.
  5. Once glue has dried, add accent beads on the ribbon using your 3/4 inch pins. This gives the ornament some dimension.
  6. Using a corsage pin, create the hanging ribbon with orange ribbon and the bow using individual loops of each color ribbon you used in the body of the ornament. I used two loops of each color to create an eight looped bow. Then secure the bow and hanging ribbon with two more corsage pins and accent beads at the top.
  7. Lastly, add the bottom cap using a silver hologram plum blossom, one large clear iridescent bead, and a corsage pin.

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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


  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


  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.