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Silver Starburst Ornaments

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These ornaments can be used any time of the year if you use different colors of beads and sequins and they are lots of fun to make!

Approximate Time: 1 hour per ornament



  • 2 inch Styrofoam balls or whatever size you would like to make (old vintage satin covered balls work well if you still have any and sometimes you can still find them at thrift stores.)
  • 1 inch straight pins
  • silver bugle beads
  • silver seed beads
  • silver rocaille beads
  • size 8mm silver sequins
  • *Elmer's glue (optional)
  • silver thread


  1. Put your supplies in this order:
    seed beads
    bugle beads
    rocaille beads
    glue poured into an old flat lid (optional)

    Styrofoam ballSupplies arranged in order of usage with finished ornament at top.

  2. First of all put a seed bead onto your straight pin, then a bugle bead, then a rocaille, and last of all the sequin.
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  4. *If you want to make sure the pins stay in place well, put just the very tip of the pin into the glue, then stick into the Styrofoam ball.
  5. Continue this same procedure, making sure you overlap enough to completely cover the ball, so you don't see any of the Styrofoam.
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  7. For hanging, place a length of thread on one of the pins with some glue to make sure it is secured well.

Note: The ornaments are also very pretty when used in an arrangement, wreath, or garland. For an arrangement use a skewer and either stick it right into the Styrofoam or wire the ornament to it, then place into your arrangement or carefully wire the ornaments to your wreath or garland.

By CDC from FL


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October 21, 20120 found this helpful

More ideas here...
Pink would be nice for breast cancer awareness or to remember a lost loved one, or you could make some in your favorite football team's colors to put on your Christmas tree. They also make a nice stocking stuffer, and really pretty on a package or container. :-)

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December 6, 20170 found this helpful

About how many pins does it take to complete this project? thanks!

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