Do you love beautiful handmade gifts, crafts and tree decorations? Learn how to make this fun Candy Cane Striped Sequin Ornament.
I love crafts that are slow and take a long time to make. I almost feel like I go into a meditative state when I get into a crafting groove.
When I was making this Candy Cane Striped Sequin Ornament, I definitely felt that peaceful state. While you have to pay close attention since you’re working with sequin pins, it’s a repetitive task, and I find that really throws me into a meditative state of mind.
While I was making it, I was thinking it would be the perfect craft for older kids you want to keep busy. It takes quite a while to make one of these sequin ornaments, so it would keep them busy and out of trouble for a while.
My daughters have both asked if they can make one. It took me about two hours to make this one because I used tiny sequins. I will probably get some larger sequins before I let them make one. I’m not sure they have my patience.
Anyhow, I’m really happy with how this Sequin Ornament turned out. It sparkles in the light and looks really pretty on the tree!
While I chose to make a candy-cane striped pattern, you can use any color sequins you want. I think I’ll be making a few more after I get some more sequin pins to play with some different color combinations!
You can use this tutorial to make your own sequin ornament with any color sequin you choose. You could also buy a sequin ornament on Amazon if you don’t have time to make your own this year.
DIY Candy Cane Striped Sequin Ornament Tutorial
- Foam ball (I used these, but recommend something firmer like these)
- Sequins in colors of your choice
- Sequin pins
- Hypo Cement (or another adhesive)
- Start by taking one sequin and pinning it to the foam ball with a sequin pin. I put my sequins upside down because they gripped better onto the looser-type foam balls. If you have firmer ones, you can also try sequins face up for a different look.
- Next, start pinning sequins in a circle around the original pinned sequin. Make another circle of sequins around the first. Repeat.
- Continue pinning sequins around the foam ball.
- Once you only have a small space left at the top of the sequin ornament, use cement to secure the ribbon and a sequin to the top of the ball so you can hang it on the tree.
- Add any additional sequins needed to fill the space at the top of the ball.
- Once the cement is dry, hang your homemade sequin ornament on your family’s Christmas tree.