DIY Idea: Sequin Strand Gift Embellishment

diysequingiftembellishment1Hi friends! Today I want to share a quick and easy way that I like to dress up a plain gift using only a few basic materials. To create your own DIY Sequin Strand Gift Embellishment you will need:

  • SEQUINS | Available at craft supply stores. The ones I used are larger than a standard-size sequin, but you can use any size (or colors) that you’d like.
  • TWINE OR THREAD | Look for twine that will fit through the hole in the center of your sequins. Embroidery floss might work well (depending upon the size of your sequins). You don’t want the twine to be too think or it could snap while working with it.
  • SEWING NEEDLE | Make sure that the eye of your needle is large enough for you to thread your twine through. I used a small-ish embroidery needle
  • SCISSORS
  • PRE-WRAPPED GIFT | I purchased the kraft paper wrapping paper on this present at Target.

diysequingiftembellishment2First, thread your needle with a length of twine (make sure you have enough to wrap around your gift one or more times) and begin stringing sequins onto it. You can use as many or as few sequins as you’d like. Don’t worry about spacing the sequins out until you are ready to tie the strand on your gift.

diysequingiftembellishment3Once you are satisfied with the amount of sequins on your string, begin separating any sequins that are clumped together…they don’t have to be evenly spaced. Now wrap your sequin strand around your gift as many times as you’d like and tie the ends in a knot (on the underside of the gift) or in a bow (on top of the gift). I like to make sure that all my sequins are laying in one direction, but play around with the presentation until it looks good to you.

diysequingiftembellishment4Now you’re ready to give your gift! Wasn’t that simple?! xo Ez

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15 Comments

  1. maddie / / Reply

    This is super cute. I wish it was the holiday season because I’d be wrapping all my presents like this!

    • Ez
      Ez / / Reply

      Thanks Maddie. If the silver looks too holiday for your wrapping purposes, you could try using bright colors instead! Maybe pinks and lavenders or blues and greens for a Springtime or Mother’s Day gift?

  2. Mnêmosunê / / Reply

    Oh I have some colorful sequins and now I’ve a new idea to use them ! Thanks a lot for sharing this, it gives me some new perspectives for making my presents more beautiful !

    • Ez
      Ez / / Reply

      Wonderful! I’m so happy that you are feeling inspired by this project! xo

  3. Margret / / Reply

    Thank you so much for this, I also have loads of these sequins and had no idea what to do with them :)

  4. Joy | Frock Files / / Reply

    I love this idea! It’s so simple but it looks upscale and contemporary. If someone gave me this package I’d save the sequin “ribbon” and put it on my bulletin board. In fact, I might just do it for myself!

  5. Emily / / Reply

    Ooo! This is fabulous! I’ve gotta get me some sequins now! The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing, once again!

  6. Jackie / / Reply

    I love using brown kraft paper and using fun ribbons and embellishments instead of printed paper, it feels a bit more personal. Love the look of the dainty sequins!

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  8. stephanie / / Reply

    Hi – What size sequin? Where did you buy them? LOVE the idea.

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