Patriotic Ornament Craft

Ornament made with red white and blue sequins

If you are planning to give handmade Christmas ornaments as gifts or to decorate trees to honor the men and women in military service, get started now. This ornament is a perfect gift to make for any veteran or service person for any occasion or to add to your own collection. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Trivia:

Thomas Edison’s assistants came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees. Source: HistoryHistory of Christmas Trees

Supplies
  • 2-1/2″ Styrofoam Ball
  • Approximately 200 Blue Sequins
  • Approximately 100 Red Sequins
  • Approximately 100 White Sequins
  • Sequin Pins
  • Small Ribbon Bow
  • Tacky Glue
  • Hair Pin
  • Thin Rubber Band
Instructions
  1. Push a hair pin half way in on the top of the ball. This will be the hanger.
  2. Place a thin rubber band around the middle of the Styrofoam ball.
  3. Squeeze some tacky glue out on a piece of wax paper. Pick up a white sequin with a pin and scoop up some glue with the tip of the pin. Press into the Styrofoam ball right beneath the rubber band. Continue adding pins with white sequins all around the ball completely covering the rubber band.
  4. Beneath add a row of red, then white, alternating until the bottom is covered.
  5. Do the top in blue in the same manner. Working around the hair pin hanger.

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