Introduction: Sequin Christmas Ornament

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Every year for Christmas I like to make my uncle an ornament. He's a huge Oregon Ducks fan, so my ornaments tend to be ducks themed. This is one of my favorite types of ornaments to make because you can choose whatever colors or shapes you like. Although it can take a while to sew on all of the sequins, every step is easy and the end product looks great.

Step 1: What You Need

Decide on what shape or pattern you want for your ornament. I chose to make a Christmas tree with the Oregon "O" on it. Pick out the appropriate colored felts and get small beads and sequins that match the felt colors.
Here's the full list of stuff you'll need:

Step 2: Cut

Make patterns for the different pieces of your ornament, pin them, then cut them out. You should have a front and a back piece. For my design, I cut out two Christmas trees and one "O" to put on the front of the ornament.

Step 3: Attach

Sew additional pieces to the body of your ornament.

Step 4: Sequin

Thread the needle through your felt. You should then thread the needle through a sequin followed by a bead. Pull the needle back through the sequin to fasten it in place. Cover all of your felt with the appropriate colored sequins and beads.

Step 5: Put It Together

Once you have covered the front and the back of your ornament with sequins, sew together the two pieces about halfway around. Stuff the inside of the ornament with fabric scraps and sew together the remaining half of the ornament.
Thread the needle through the top of the ornament then thread on beads. Create a string of about 4 or 5 inches and thread the needle back through the top of the ornament to create a loop for hanging the ornament.

Step 6: Done

Hang the ornament on the tree and enjoy!

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