From generation to generation, holidays have always called for the one thing we know best – crafting! I specifically remember visiting my grandmother’s house during pring and being mesmerized by these glistening, handmade sequin eggs hanging from an ornamental wire tree she used to display her thematic creations. As she put up her various Easter decorations, either in decorative bowls or dangling in thoughtful places about the house she’d share stories of making them with all of her children and grandchildren. I didn’t know then these sparkles were memories and heirlooms I’d cherish for life and someday share with my own children. As a grown up, when my friends saw the way I displayed my sequin eggs around my house, they asked for their own and wanted to know how they could make more. They in turn went on to use them as Easter basket accents or as the winning egg during their Easter egg hunts! Since then I’ve been so impressed at the many creative ways people have found to use them.That is why I set out to find a way to share this lasting treasure with all of you and the children we teach at Dragonfly Designs!
This project is the perfect artistic endeavor for a fun family craft night, children’s sleepover, or a girls night-in activity!, I know you’ll enjoy making them from start to finish. Read on for a detailed guide to creating your very own sequin Easter eggs!
– We used 2” styrofoam egg-shaped pieces [Pro Tip: Select any size or shape styrofoam you’d like! We also have fun using this technique to decorate various shaped styrofoam pieces for sparkly ornaments at Christmas time!]
– Dressmaker pins [a packet of 750 pins makes approximately 2 2” ornaments]
– Seed Beads
– Velvet Ribbon to hang if you’ll use this as an ornament – or simply fill a glass jar with your gorgeous creations.
This craft takes some time to complete, but these step by step instructions and quick video will show you how to craft ornaments like a pro! Once you get in the swing of sequin stacking, you’ll be whipping through these like a seasoned wiz! This is the perfect craft for anyone age six or older who are looking to make something beautiful, reusable, and memorable without breaking the bank!
DIY Sequin Egg Tutorial
Step by Step Instructions
1- Gather all the supplies above
2- Put seed bead on dressmaker pin
3- Add sequins then pin to the ball
4- Press the pin into the styrofoam egg
5- Design as desired
7- Continue the process until the egg is full
We know you’re busy and we’re here to help! Sometimes it’s easier to click a single button and have all the supplies you need, delivered to your doorstep. We’ve created DIY Kits in a variety of beautifully coordinated color pallets. Our kits contain everything needed to make two sparkly keepsake ornaments. Now you can have that fun craft night party activity wrapped up in a jiffy!
We work with young children at Dragonfly Designs and we took a simpler approach to this classic craft but we want to hear from you! Share your ideas & suggestions for adding extra adornments, as my grandma did, and please post photos to inspire others in the comments below!