Christmas Ornament Countdown: Sequins and Pins
I just barely made it under the deadline for my ornament in our countdown. Cheri’s paper snowflakes were amazing!
This particular ornament is for me a sort of homage to some ornaments of my stepfather’s.They were popular in the 70′s to make. We have hung them on our Christmas tree for years and I have always loved them. Here is my version:
I have tons of styrofoam shapes from another craft project that I used to do, temari balls (more on that one later), and used a 6″ egg as my base. I wrapped it in yards and yards of red thread and stitched the thread under other threads to end it. I then followed the steps for marking temari balls. The process is here, under How To, and then Dividing Hints and Help.and is a very easy process to do. This ensures that your pins are all the same distance apart from north to south.
I did have a lot of fun purchasing the sequins and pins. I have never had a project that needed sequins, so now I have a selection if I ever need them in the future. The seed beads were already in my collection.
Happy Holidays from Kristin!