Making Bead and Sequin Ornaments

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October 20, 2012

These ornaments can be used any time of the year if you use different colors of beads and sequins and they are lots of fun to make! Closeup of finished ornament.


Approximate Time: 1 hour per ornament


All of the supplies needed for project.


  1. Put your supplies in this order:
    seed beads
    bugle beads
    rocaille beads
    glue poured into an old flat lid (optional)
    Styrofoam ball

  2. First of all put a seed bead onto your straight pin, then a bugle bead, then a rocaille, and last of all the sequin.
  3. Closeup of pin with the beads and sequin.

  4. *If you want to make sure the pins stay in place well, put just the very tip of the pin into the glue, then stick into the Styrofoam ball.
  5. Side view of ornament in process.

  6. Continue this same procedure, making sure you overlap enough to completely cover the ball, so you don't see any of the Styrofoam.
  7. Top down view of ornament in process.

  8. For hanging, place a length of thread on one of the pins with some glue to make sure it is secured well.

Note: The ornaments are also very pretty when used in an arrangement, wreath, or garland. For an arrangement use a skewer and either stick it right into the Styrofoam or wire the ornament to it, then place into your arrangement or carefully wire the ornaments to your wreath or garland. Finished ornament hanging.


By CDC from FL

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December 22, 2005

My grandma made the most beautiful bead and sequin ornaments and they have always been my favorites on our tree. This year I attempted to recreate these stunning ornaments. These are great decorations and also make a wonderful gift.

Bead and sequin ornament.

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January 4, 2006

I know there have been similar posts about this, but I am proud of my ornament creations from a satin ball, sequins and pearls, and you can make these for next year still!

Sequined Ornaments

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January 27, 2009

I saw a tool, a long time ago, that pushes the pins, with a sequin, in to the ball. It had a wooden handle an some way to hold the pin I believe. Please help me, my hands and fingers don't do well pushing the pins in anymore. Thank you.




January 28, 20090 found this helpful

I would be willing to bet that a BIG craft store, Like Hobby Lobby, or Micheal's would know what it is. Not sure if you could find it on line, but a trip to this type store would probably help you locate it.
A good craft demo gal could find it.

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January 28, 20090 found this helpful

I think a tool used by woodworkers (myself included) to countersink finishing nails would work great for that project. They are made of metal, usually with a rubber grip on the handle end, and the other end has a concave point. They come in a few different sizes, so what size you need would be based on the size of the pin head of your pins, I would think the smallest one.


They are available in the tool department at any home improvement store such as Lowes or Home Depot and I think even Walmart has them in the paint and hardware section. Just ask for a "countersink" tool.

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May 27, 20090 found this helpful

I have always used a needle nosed plier for this, because of the pointed tip on the plier, you can get the pin almost all the way in, if not all the way. Most people have a needle nose plier on hand.

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November 3, 20190 found this helpful

I don't like the pain of pushing in sequin pins either so i just swap them with the pearl tipped pins in a color that works with my design. They are much easier on the fingers!

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