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Friday, May 25

Felt Ball Garland

I find it's often nice when you're got a big project on the go, like the crochet blanket I'm working on, to have fun doing a simple craft with more immediate results.  I have admired many felt garlands and really wanted to try some felting for myself.  So after dropping off the girls at school I headed to the craft shop to buy myself some wool roving to make my felt balls.  
I followed this tutorial and after a short time I had myself ten felted balls ready to make myself a little garland.  Once they were dry I used some natural twine and threaded on the balls creating a little loop at each end for hanging.  I'm not sure if I will keep it small or make some more but I sure did have fun making it and looking at it hanging in my office.
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20 comments:

  1. I love this idea. And since I have plenty of roving I might just HAVE to try it!

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  2. I have never done any felting but am going to give it a go after seeing your felt balls- I have been wanting to make a felt ball garland for ages and this would be so fun to do with my 5 year old, thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Gorgeous!! I too have been wanting to give this a try for ages! How easy would it be for little kids (ie. 3&4)? Or this something to save to do with my 8 year old? Is the roving expensive?

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  4. They are lovely, great idea for a garland! I have only tried felting larger balls with kids a few times and it seemed to take forever and i lost patience...perhaps smaller balls would be a better idea lol! have a lovely weekend Catherine x

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  5. Catherine your garland is gorgeous. I was considering purchasing one to go above Kaizer's bed but think I will now try making it myself...thanks for the inspiration.
    x

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  6. Love it and really like the twine string look. I have a photo of a pink and white one I have saved in my inspiration folder for Sophie's room. Haven't yet decided if I'll go with the felt balls or whether to make another fabric bunting string. I know what you mean about needing small easy to accomplish projects when you're focusing on a big crafting task - it's good to have that balance.

    Enjoy your weekend xx

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  7. Oh, I know the feeling! There's something about an immediate result vs a long term project - I do that often!

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  8. How intriguing, Catherine! You crafty minx. I am most impressed. J x

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  9. What a sweet garland! Thanks for link I'll have to try that tutorial too. xx Fi

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  10. Very cute. I've heard of people thrifting old wool jumpers to get felt too. Would that work for these balls?

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  11. That's a nice idea. I like quick projects. The simplicity is so effective x

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  12. Hi Catherine, just popped into blogland for a little browse. I love the garland. well done. hope your weekend is a happy one. bit chilly hey! Jane x

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  13. Gorgeous. I think I'll try and make some for Skyes room. Thanks for the idea! x

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  14. The garland is beautiful, I agree it is nice having a quick project amongst the longer ones, always nice to get the feeling of achievement.

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  15. What a lovely idea. Im inspired to try this out myself for my girls rooms. Thanks for another lovely tip!:) Nx

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  16. Wow! I love this idea.... now wondering where I can hang one in the house! Would look so pretty over a dessert table at a party! x

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  17. Beautiful garland, you did really well. I love the natural tone so pretty!

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  18. Amazing how simple it can be to communicate with people and have them understand a certain topic, you made my day
    Garlands

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