Sparking sequined crafts: Beaded fruit & jeweled Christmas ornaments from the 60s & 70s

Beaded fruit and jeweled Christmas ornaments

Note: This article may feature affiliate links, and purchases made may earn us a commission at no extra cost to you. Find out more here.

Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email

Take a look at these beautiful sequined ornaments and beaded fruit crafts from the 1960s & 1970s for a little DIY inspiration!

You can make one of these decorations in less than an hour, then use them for tree ornaments, centerpieces, doorknob hangers, or anything else you can imagine. Just use straight pins to attach tiny shiny decorations to styrofoam shapes.

Although the kits themselves are no longer made, you can get creative and do it yourself! Buy inexpensive things like pins, styrofoam balls (or eggs), sequins, beads and other shiny decorations, then let these pictures be your guide.

Elegant jeweled/beaded fruit 70s craft project kit

Make these ornaments in minutes for dazzling centerpieces or decorations. It’s so easy! You simply use straight pins to attach sequins and beads to Styrofoam forms.

Included in jeweled fruit kit [no longer available as a kit]: beads, sequins, pins, forms, plastic greenery and directions for making the following 14 fruits: one pineapple, one pear, one banana, two peaches, two oranges, two lemons, two apples, three plums. 

See some fruit shapes: Polystyrene apples | Balls (oranges, etc)

Elegant jeweled/beaded fruit craft project

ALSO SEE
Have a crafty Christmas! Retro holiday decor you can make with ideas from the '60s
A close-up look at the beaded fruit kit with sequins, beads and pins

Vintage sequined pineapple DIY craft project

This vintage craft kit was sold in the 1970s by Good Housekeeping


Spangled, sequined Christmas balls you can make

These sparkling Christmas balls look so exquisite, you won’t believe how quick and economical they are to make. Here is one Christmas project the children can join in — with happy results.

Just pin spangles, sequins and beads on pre-shaped white foam balls. Add gold filigree ornaments, large jewel-like colored beads and cords for hanging.

Spangled, sequined Christmas balls you can make


Fifth Avenue ornaments at a Five n Ten price (1969-1970)

This retro craft uses a starburst metallic sequin — something like these at Amazon.

Fifth Avenue ornaments at a Five n Ten price (1969-1970)



Christmas ornaments with sequins and beads (1960s)

The special decorations you make for the holidays become a growing collection of Christmas memories to be displayed and enjoyed year after year.

Whether you choose the simple serenity of this paper-sculpture Nativity Scene, die-cut of heavy art paper to fold and press into shape — or the medieval splendor of the Christmas Balls in their bejeweled elegance — there’s joy in the making and joy for the beholder.

Christmas ornaments with sequins and beads (1960s)

ALSO SEE: How did people decorate Christmas trees in the 70s? See 55 different ways


A similar ornament craft: Enchanting Christmas balls (1964)

Christmas ornament crafts from 1964


DIY beaded Christmas ornaments from 1970

DIY beaded Christmas ornaments from 1970

ALSO SEE
20 retro DIY Christmas ornament crafts from the '60s that are just as impressive today

PS: If you liked this article, please share it! You can also get our free newsletter, follow us on Facebook & Pinterest. Thanks for visiting and for supporting a small business! 🤩 

Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email

You might also like...

The fun never ends:

Comments on this story

5 Responses

  1. I would like to order the beaded fruit kit and also
    the christmas ornament kit but only see a coupon from some time ago. Are these still available?

  2. I would like to order
    Elegant jeweled fruit craft project
    Can you tell me if it’s available & where can I order it from
    Thank you

Leave a comment here!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

See some of our books!