I’m not as crafty in real life as I may appear to be on Pinterest. So often what I picture in my head, when attempted by my hands, comes out baring little resemblance to the vision of grandeur I imagined.

This is not my gift. I can handle that.

But once in a while, a DIY project comes along that even I cannot mess up. Plus, this one involves sequins, which if you follow me on Instagram, you know I have a special affinity for– Enter, the Sequin Ornament.
Sequin Ornament tutorial
This project is easy, inexpensive and a great one to do with your kids. Also, it take zero brain power to produce, which means you can do it while sitting in front of your favorite Christmas movie. (Win!) All of the following materials can be found at your local craft store–we found all of ours at Jo-Ann’s.


Sequin Ornament Tutorial


Smooth foam balls (I used the 2 inch size)


Sequin pins




Cut small 4-5 inch strip of ribbon, make a loop with it and secure with one or two sequin pins.

Place a sequin somewhere on the styrafoam ball (I like to start at the base of the ribbon).

Insert sequin pin through the center of the sequin.

Repeat x 400, or until the entire ball is covered.

Sequin ornament

**A word about sequin pins: They are sharp. My 4 year old can do this project with us, though she has to be reminded not to play with the sequin pins, as they are basically tiny needles.

sequin pins

These make excellent (inexpensive) gifts.

The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. (Romans 13:12)


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5 thoughts on “Add Some Sparkle To Your Christmas (Sequin Ornament Tutorial)

  1. I adore this simple, yet beautiful craft project!! Thanks for sharing. Pinning now for next year (or maybe if I get ambitious over the weekend)!

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