Thursday, February 2, 2012

Guest Post: The Momma Bird

I’d Like to welcome Michelle from The Momma Bird! We met at the end of last year during the Pre-Holiday Swap. She offered to do a guest post for me and I’ve been saving it for while I’m gone during my wedding, so without any further ado… Here’s Michelle!

Hello there! I'm Michelle and I am the author behind The Momma Bird.
I'm so excited to be here sharing a little craft tutorial for you all.
I'm not a "crafty" type, so I'm hoping this "makes the cut!"
Felt Ball Garland
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I purchased my wool on Amazon.
I got neutral colors to play it safe, plus it goes better with my home decor.
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Rip some of the wool off from each color.
You won't get exact sizes, but I think that makes it all the more fun!
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Place it in a ball shape in your palm.
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Put a dab of dish soap on the wool.
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Lather the soap around the wool and form it into a ball.
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Run water over your wool & soap.
Take both hands and keep rolling the wool between your palms, like trying to make a ball of playdough, but with wool!
I obviously couldn't take a picture of that step since I only have two hands. :)
Keep rolling the wool in your hands until the soap has dissolved and the wool becomes hard and "felt like."
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Taking a quick stop to check and see if it's ready.
Nope, still some more soap and still a bit 'loose.'
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All done!
Set aside and get to work on the other pieces.
Once you have all your pieces done, you can begin threading it.
I used regular needle and thread because it's what I had in the house.
I'm sure you could use a thicker thread to be more decorative but it would also provide a bit more stability.
{If you used a thicker thread & needle, I suggest tying a knot on either side of the felt ball to keep it in place.}
I had mine lined up in the order I wanted them to be in.
You can see the various sizes.
Such a simple little craft that brings a little "oomph" to something that was plain before.
I can also see adding these to scarves, gloves, shirts, hats - the list is endless!!
I really hope you enjoyed this little tutorial! I'd love to see if pictures if you end up making one!
Just email me the link to your post! Have a blessed day!!

Thanks a million Michelle! This is such a gret idea and depending on the color can work for any Holiday Season and any Decor... I think I need to do some shopping for some wool!


  1. Beautiful job Michelle! Thanks for the tutorial, I've always wanted to make my own felt balls! :)

  2. this is so nice, i like wool I use it to make felt animals :)


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