How to Make a Sequined Snowflake Garland
Handmade sequined balls and bright cutout snowflakes hung on clear monofilament create a festive holiday party backdrop.
- By Michelle Edgemont; Photography by Moss & Isaac
Filed under: Christmas Crafts, Christmas Decorating, Christmas Parties, Christmas Parties, Christmas
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- silver origami paper
- 3-5 colors origami paper
- sequin trim in 3-5 coordinating colors
- small Styrofoam balls
- multicolored jumbo sequins
- dressmaker's pins
- 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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