Hosting the Holidays

How to Make a Sequined Snowflake Garland

Handmade sequined balls and bright cutout snowflakes hung on clear monofilament create a festive holiday party backdrop.

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Materials Needed:

  • silver origami paper
  • 3-5 colors origami paper
  • sequin trim in 3-5 coordinating colors
  • small Styrofoam balls
  • multicolored jumbo sequins
  • dressmaker's pins
  • monofilament
  • scissors
  • sewing needle

Create Sequined Balls

Start by creating the sequined balls that will hang on the bottom of the garland. Attach one end of the sequin trim pieces to a Styrofoam ball with a pin. Start wrapping the sequin trim around the Styrofoam ball. Place a dressmaker's pin through a sequin into the ball every few sequins.

Keep wrapping and pinning until the whole ball is covered. Place a final pin at the bottom of the ball and cut off the extra trim.

Tip: You will need one sequined ball for each garland.

Fold the Paper Snowflakes

Fold a sheet of paper into a triangle. Then, fold that triangle into a smaller triangle. Fold each side point into the middle. Cut off the points. You now have a triangle-shaped piece that’s ready to fashion into a snowflake.

Cut the Paper Snowflakes

Cut different shapes from the sides of the folded triangle piece. Tip: Be creative! Like real snowflakes, every one should be a little bit different.

Unfold the snowflake, admire your handiwork and smooth the snowflake to flatten.

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