It’s been a while since my last DIY post, but I’m back today with a new one that’s quite fun! I’d never come across these felt ball garlands until the other day, and when I saw it I immediately wanted one for myself. I did a little google-shmoogling to find out exactly what these things are made of and where to find them, and I realised that I could make this for myself! There are people that sell these, but I wanted to choose specific colours, so here I am with a little DIY just for you. If you like my garland in particular, I have one available for sale in my shop.
a cross stitch needle
felt balls (mine are 2.5cm size)
Thread your string through the needle and tie one knot to hold it in place. You can make your garland as long or as short as you need, just remember to give yourself a little extra length beyond what you think you need so the balls have some wiggle room and you can tie a loop at the end when you’re done.
Cut your desired length of string and then tie a loop in the end. Make sure it’s nice and tight so that it won’t come undone. If you’re paranoid, you can put a drop of glue on the knot.
Now just thread your balls through the centre and create your desired pattern. If you’re having trouble getting your needle through, it could be that it isn’t sharp enough. Some cross stitch needles are a little dull and not sharp enough to pierce the thread, so make sure yours has a nice point. Once you’re done, tie another loop in the end and you’re done! Easy!
I like this because it’s a simple alternative to bunting, which is everywhere. It’s fun to do and easy to personalise for yourself. Don’t forget, if you’re not up for the DIY, you can also purchase one just like mine in my shop.