Hi! I am Laura from Corner House. I am so excited to be here on The NY Melrose Family. I am even more excited to share my new super-cute felt ball Christmas ornaments. They are just so fun and happy that they make me smile. I can't wait to have a whole tree filled with them!
Felt Ball Christmas Ornaments
They are so bright, cheery, and easy to make, and a great project to do with your older kids (you just want to be careful with hot glue and little ones). I think the hardest thing about making the ornaments was deciding on the colors: red/green/white, multi-colors, or solid white. I think solid white would be beautiful and would look like snow balls on the tree. You could even spray them with glitter spray paint.
So let's get to making some, shall we?
You are going to need:
- Felt Balls (about 65)
- 2.5 Inch Styrofoam Balls (you can probably use smaller Styrofoam ball and use fewer felt balls.)
- Red Yarn
- A Big 'ol Needle
- Hot Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
* A quick note on hot glue. I like to use a low heat glue gun since I tend to touch the hot glue. When buying hot glue, I find the clearer hot glue sticks work much better than the cloudy white hot glue sticks.
Start by threading your needle and pulling the needle through the Styrofoam ball. It is easiest if you use pliers to pull the needle through. Next, pull the needle back through the ball the other way to form the loop to hang the ball. Tie off the strings hanging out the bottom and then place a little hot glue to hold the knot down.
Next, make the little yarn pom pom that's hanging off of the ornament. First, cut about 2 yards of yarn and wrap it around three fingers. Take another piece of yarn and tie it tightly around the center of the yarn on your fingers. Then cut the loops on both ends and puff out the strands of yarn.
Tie the yarn pom pom to the loop on your Styrofoam ball. You can tie a new piece of yarn tightly around the yarn ball if you need more yarn to make the yarn ball hang down further.
Now start gluing on the felt balls. All you have to do is put a little hot glue on the Styrofoam ball and stick a felt ball to it.
Work your way around the Styrofoam ball, pushing the felt balls together tightly as you glue them on to avoid gaps between the balls.
Keep going until you can't fit anymore felt balls.