This diy project came about in the form of “now aren’t those cute, wonder what I could make with them?” Do you ever do that? Walk through the craft store and buy supplies simply because they’re cute? I saw these felt balls in all their fall color goodness and had to buy them. I was thinking a fun garland was in order, but then ultimately decided that a necklace would do them better justice. Plus, when I get bored of them that way (is that possible) I can always hang them :).
Catch me after the jump for a super easy tutorial and all the details!
Diy Felted Ball Necklace Tutorial
Like I said this is a super easy project, and I think it would be perfect for teen girls on up to craft night with the ladies. Use Christmas colors and you have a perfect gift too.
- wool felt balls in different sizes (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby on sale – but they are all over etsy if you need bulk) I had 48 balls total
- embroidery floss – I had three different colors
- large embroidery needle
- needle nose pliers (or something like it)
Divide your balls into shape this will make the next step easy.
Now lay them out in a rows in the order you want them to be on the necklace. I started with the ball that I wanted to fall at the center, but really with the character of this necklace it doesn’t really matter. Just make sure you have the colors lined out like you want.
Cut the floss to be twice as long as you want the necklace to be. Thread all three threads onto the needle – just lick the ends, then pinch in between your fingers, while you wiggle the ends through the eye.
I started with the middle ball, but you can start with an end if you prefer. Push the needle through the center of the ball, and then take the pliers to pull the needle out.
Tie a knot on each side of the needle. You can make the knot loose, position it by the ball and tighten while you hold in place with your fingers.
On the next balls, tie the knot first, and then thread on the ball like shown in the picture. I left about an inch between each ball.
Keep going until you have them all on – not nearly as long as you think, promise!
When you get to the end, cut any excess string and just make a double knot at the base of one ball with the ends.
That’s it! Simple, right? All in all it took less than an hour, and less than $10 – that was for a super long one!
Now I need to go buy some Fall clothes to go with it :)
Hope you like this one, and thanks for reading and sharing,