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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:

Red thread wrapped ornament with sequins and pins.

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.

Top view of red thread wrapped ornament with sequins and pins.

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.

Bottom view of red thread wrapped ornament with sequins and pins.

Happy Holidays from Kristin!

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