Make Your Own Felt Ball Wreath

12 Dec

The title of this post is “Make Your Own Felt Ball Wreath,” but it should probably be called “Make Your Own Felt Ball Wreath… if you have lots of free time and money to burn and really really can’t imagine not having a felt ball wreath.”  You see, I happened upon a photo of a fetching felt ball wreath from and thought it would be an easy and attractive holiday decoration.

Lovely, right?  I figured all I needed to do was felt some balls and hot glue them to a wreath form and I’d be done.  While that was all technically true, all told the whole process probably took somewhere about 5 hours and $50.00, which for me is a little unreasonable, but once I started, I was a crazed felt ball wreath making pixie and had to finish.  The expense came from the wool for the felt balls, which I probably could have gotten for much cheaper online, but didn’t want to wait for delivery and felt good about spending the money at a small yarn store in Knoxville.  Or I felt good about it until the $20.00 bag of wool I bought only made enough balls to cover half the wreath and I had to invest another $30.00 in finishing it.

Basically, all I did was form the felt into balls using warm water and soap, wait 2 days for them to dry (literally) and then hot glue them onto a wreath form.

I’m quite pleased to display my wreath on the mantle as I think it turned out quite well.  It’s sort of funny to look at it and think about all the minutes and dollars I put into something I will look at for 25 days a year maximum.  I love my little felt ball wreath, though I wouldn’t necessarily recommend you make one of your own.


4 Responses to “Make Your Own Felt Ball Wreath”

  1. Lesley S. December 13, 2011 at 1:39 am #

    looks fantastic! i just loved this project, but after i got antsy and bored just watching the lady instruct me on how to make felt balls, i figured this is something i would never be able to do. you have amazing patience and stick-to-it-ive-ness! i think you could leave it up the whole fall/winter season – more cozy than just christmas. hope you guys are having a great holiday season!

  2. Anonymous December 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    Oh man, I love it! Your display is fantastic, too. Too bad it’s not cheap and easy or my house would be covered in those things. Nice work.

  3. Casey F. December 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Oops, that comment was from me.


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