Friday, December 30, 2011

Craft: Oversized Sequins Decoration

When I think of New Year's Eve, images of glitter, disco balls, and sparkly dresses come to mind. Playing on that theme, I decided to make some oversized sequins to hang from the ceiling. I also made a few smaller ones to decorate the table. If you're still looking for some last minute ideas, these might be fun to make. They're pretty quick and easy to create too.

Supplies:
Metallic cardstock - I got mine at Paper Source. You could also use wrapping paper. If possible look for double sided metallic paper.
Scissors
Scoring tool - bone folder, popsicle stick, etc.
Ruler
Exacto knife

Cut out a circle (any size you want). If your paper isn't double sided, cut out two circles and glue wrong sides together. Let dry.

Find center of circle and cut a small hole in it using your exacto knife.

Place ruler in the center of the circle, crossing the hole you just made. With scoring tool, make two lines, one at the top and one at the bottom (refer to picture below). Turn ruler to a 60 degree angle from first line and make two more lines. Do this until there are six scoring lines on your circle (refer to picture).


Using the ruler as a guide, score the purple lines in the center of the circle to make a hexagon.

Now you will make creases on all the lines you just scored. Start with all the lines on the outer edge of the circle. Next fold each section up until the circle looks like a sequin. This might take a little finessing to get it just right. Your sequins should look something like the one in the picture above.

Here are some smaller sequins I made to decorate the table.

*Raising my glass*

Here's to the bright New Year
And a fond farewell to the old;
Here's to the things that are yet to come
And to the memories that we hold.

Cheers,

Jessica

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

How fun! I love the colors of them, too. A Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family!

Marisa said...

Oh my goodness. My daughter will go crazy for these! You're so creative!

Michelle L. said...

Love them!!! What a fun and elegant little bit of genius, Jessica - so strange and beautiful! A cool vintage feel.

Ann said...

So clever! What a great party decoration. And my nieces will love them to hang in their bedrooms too.

Suzanne said...

They add such a festive bling to the celebration.

Little Ol' Liz said...

The Dollar Store often has large glittery bags -- cheap!

tute-bot said...

I absolutely love this idea! (And I tweeted about it too.) :)

Zakka Life said...

Thanks for the tip Liz!

Christy said...

Your creativity is amazing! Happy new year!!

Rin@SewinLove said...

This is beautiful! What a great idea.

Dot said...

Hey lady..
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Just wanted to let you know - I didn't know if you had had any other problems with facebook links, but it looks like they are blocking blogger itself, not just you.

Dot