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December 6, 2011

DIY: Sequin Holiday Ornaments...


Hi MadeByGirl readers! It's Jenny Bevlin. I'm super excited to get the opportunity to be a contributor on MadeByGirl. I can't wait to show you some great DIY projects!

I don't know about you, but when it comes to holiday decorations I love everything that glitters and sparkles. These sequin ornaments were actually a happy accident. While working on another project, some of the sequins I was using ended up getting wet from the condensation of my nearby water glass. 

The sequins stuck to the glass. Surprisingly, once the water evaporated, the sequins stayed on the glass. This got me thinking that maybe this would work on the inside of glass ornaments. I tried it and this DIY project was born! What you need to make these ornaments: 
  • Clear ornaments
  • Sequins
  • Cold Water
  • Ribbon

Steps:
  1. Remove the top of the ornament.
  2. Fill the ornament with cold water and then empty the water out.
  3. Dry only the outside of the ornament.
  4. Fill the bottom of the ornament with sequins.
  5. Cover the ornament with the top.
  6. Swirl the sequins around the inside of the ornament. You will notice that the sequins stick to the inside of the ornament. Continue to swirl until you have the inside covered.
  7. Take the top off the ornament and dump out the extra sequins. You can also leave the extra sequins in the bottom of the ornament.
  8. The water will eventually dry on the inside and the sequins will remain stuck to the inside of the ornament.
  9. No need to wait for the water to dry though, you can hang your creations from your mantle or on your tree with sparkly ribbon right away!

- images by Jenny Bevlin






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39 comments:

Ryan K said...

beautiful!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I love these - what a fun holiday project! xo

Chic Coastal Living said...

Awesoem idea! Fast and easy!

One Stylish Day at a Time said...

Love these! Who knew that sequins would stick with just water. I'm going to try this tonight, Thanks!

kelly said...

That's so funny... I did something similar. The post is going up tomorrow. Love them!

L.A. in the bay said...

oh my gosh, I am so doing this!
I am having a DIY holiday craft night at my house soon, and I think I will add these to my lists of things to do! Thanks!

Renee {This Won't Hurt A Bit} said...

I love these!! So easy. I'm definitely going to have to try!

Jackie B. said...

I love this!!! -JB.

http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.com/

Tamara Nicole said...

I love this idea, so much cleaner than my glitter ornaments I made! LOVE:-)

http://www.stylesoftamaranicole.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

This is such a great idea!!

Lara {simply irresistible} said...

Awesome DIY. love it!

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

Oh my goodness...whodathunk!?!?! This is super cool. I have some glitter ornaments like this but you have to use a cleaner to get the glitter to stay...I hope you'll check it out.

http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com/2011/10/day-27how-to-make-glitter-ornaments.html

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

oh I just LOVE this!! I can't believe they stay stuck with just water!! amazing!! ;)

Jan said...

Very effective.
Wouldn't have thought of that!

Amy Powell said...

Love it :)

Cara said...

AWESOME! They don't fall to the bottom once it dries?

Brooke said...

SO cute, love these!!!

xo,
Brooke
www.decorgreat.blogspot.com

Miss Cuddlefish said...

This project seems totally approachable, I can't wait to give it a try! Love the metallic colors!

Jenny Bevlin said...

Thanks everyone! I'm glad you like them :) I can't wait to bring you more DIY projects!

Sara {Sara's Closet} said...

super easy and awesome...love it. thanks for sharing!

Milena said...

Awesome! Another way I can add even more bling to my already blinged out tree!

Milena
http://meetingmilen.blogspot.com

Kerri said...

What a fabulous, and easy, idea! Great job!

Chic Coles said...

These are amazing! I just made some homemade ornaments myself but will have to try these!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

These are so beautiful and such a fun and easy holiday project.

jen said...

i think i'm going to do this some time this week!!! awesomeness.

jen


www.fauxtreschic.blogspot.com

The Glam Lamb said...

Such a great idea! And way easy! love that!! I'm jewish but I may have to do these for my holiday party! Who cares if I don't have a tree... right!?!

Best,
Hallie

decor8 said...

Here's the same idea only with a clear vase from my dear friend Sania Pell:
http://www.saniapell.com/athomeblog/interior-styling/quick-idea-disco-vase/

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Decor8: ooh I love that one too! I'm still amazed and how the sequins manage to stay in there! Thx for sharing! ;)

Evg. Enko. said...

The pictures won't load... Is that just me? I tried every possible way of fixing it that I know of and still no result.

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Evg: sorry should work now!

megm0nster said...

thats such a fun and glamorous idea! love it.

A Girl Named Leney said...

Shared a link to this on my blog today, hope you don't mind:)

<3 Leney

http://agirlnamedleney.blogspot.com/

taswann said...

Thanks for the great idea. I have three 7 year old girls over for the afternoon and this is the perfect craft to try!

In Style KIDS said...

A fabulous holiday project for a special little ornament.
I have shared in my latest JUNIOR EPITOME online shopping directory.
http://issuu.com/juniorepitome/docs/junior_epitome_dec02_2reduced_file

xx

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

Fabulous project and so easy! Love it! Thank you xxx

Miss Spelled Southern Belle said...

Will the sequins continue to stick next year when you bring it out of storeage?

mystyle49 said...

I wonder how it would work with glitter!

Karisa said...

Wow I'm going to have to try this! I wanted to let you know that I've included this in our roundup of Christmas ornaments on the FaveCrafts Blog: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-ornament-explosion/

Please let me know if you're ever interested in publishing with us :)

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

Love your blog and this project - so sparkly and fun! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

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