I recently blogged on how to make the sequin ornaments. Well I had to give a shot out to the McAlister family! They (as a family) made these BEAUTIFUL sequin ornaments. I love how they turned out and they are just two cute! Look how fun and festive it makes their tree! It is so fun seeing creations made by my friends! GO MCALISTERS!
Here is a unique way to create fun and festive ornaments. It takes approximately 20 hours to complete one ornament, so you may want to start on them now to have them ready for the next holiday season :). These beautiful ornaments were all created by my mother. She dedicated so many hours to creating these beautiful pieces.
Styro foam ball in the size that you would like your ornament. These are easily found at your local or online craft stores.
Stick Pins: You will want to get a couple packs of stick pins with the flat heads. These also can be found at your local or online craft store.
Sequin: You will want to get 8mm sequin in the colors of your choice. These also can be found at your local or online craft store.
Simply place a sequin on your pin and pin into the styro foam. This is a simple process but VERY time consuming. Great project to do while watching television or relaxing on the back porch. You can create any design that you would like using various sequin colors.
Well now that the holiday season is here I have gotten my Christmas Wish List together. There are so many beautiful things that I would love to have, but here are a few of my favorites!
Vagabond House Oak Branch from Horchow Now how beautiful would my table be with these great goblets! Santa Please! :)
KOMO Wool Neck Garland Scarf from PeekoApparel
I am a big fan of Brook Fung's designs! She is a fashion designer out of San Francisco, California. Her creations are so unique, sassy and fun! This is a must have for my wardrobe!
Ace Pilot Vintage Stapler from www.seejanework.com.
I love this retro sleek stapler. It would look so perfect on my desk! I think Santa can handle getting me this for the holidays :).
Well as you can see it has taken me a while to recover from the Thanksgiving holiday. Everything turned out great and my feather table plate mats where a HIT! Simple project to do.
Congurated Cardboard Cake Circles-You can get these at Michael's Arts & Crafts in the cake making section. Or either online at www.Wilton.com. I used the 14 inch round circle for my project, but you can choose the size that will best fit your plates and chargers.
Bag Of Feathers-This can also be found in your local craft store and can run you approximately $1.50 per bag. I purchased mines from Michael's and used approximately 1 bag per plate mat.
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks- I prefer using the large glue sticks to prevent me from having to to stop and reload glue stick frequently.
Simply hot glue the feathers around the top edge of the cake round. Be sure to arrange the feathers using their various colors to get the look that you want. Don't worry about how the center of the plate mat looks do to know one will see that portion. You can also purchase charger plates for approximately $1.99 at your local craft stores or party stores and hot clue the charger plate to the feather mat. I chose not to do this because I will be re-using my chargers with different looks.