Before you start making your first ornament you will need some basic tools and materials. The shops below offer supplies that I and/or my ornament making friends recommend.

Kimekomi Tool Kit

kimekomi tool kit

  Like the tools you see me using in my tutorials? I’ve put together this basic tool kit just for you.

Cord Trim

2 meter bundle of red cord

 My Favorite cord is now available at my Etsy Shop.  Everything Plastic Canvas also has a nice selection of cord. 

Sequins and Pins

various colors of loose sequins

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

More Sequins

sequin shapes from idea2sequins

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

Polystyrene Foam Balls

5 cm, 6 cm, 7 cm, and 8 cm polystyrene smooth foam balls

 Plasteel Corp is a great place to find foam shapes including balls and eggs.  

If Plasteel Corp’s foam balls are too dense and hard for you, try the balls at LACrafts or ConsumerCrafts.

AdaQuiltedCreations on Etsy has foam balls that already have markings for a simple 8 division on them, as well as a variety of other shapes. She is located in Greece but can ship worldwide.



 Ribbon Bazaar has a nice selection of affordable ribbon. 

 Here are some handy tools you can get on Amazon.

 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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