Felt Ball Necklace Tutorial

by Destri on September 17, 2012

Diy Felt Ball Necklace

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

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.

Felt ball necklace Supplies

Supplies:

  • 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.

Felt Ball Necklace Tutorial

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,

Destri

 

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria September 17, 2012 at 10:55 pm

This is super cute Destri! I have never seen those felt balls before, they are so fun!

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Nancy September 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

What a great idea – and it could be adapted to create a garland too – which would be so lovely at the holidays.

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Pippa September 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm

This is absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to make one. It’s going on my “Crafty To Do” list and Pinterest board ;)

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The 36th AVENUE September 30, 2012 at 12:14 am

Oh my goodness I love this so much. They are super cute!
Thank you for sharing!

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Destri September 30, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Aw thanks Desiree! I am kind of dying over your Halloween houses – genius!

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