Our wool snowball garland is the perfect felt Christmas craft for chilly afternoons at home. There are two ways to make felted balls. Using hot water and soap is great if you are looking for a stiffer felted ball. But if you want to make a softer looking string garland with felted balls, like this one, then it’s a good idea to use the needle felting technique. You don’t have to have any experience in needle felting for this project. In fact, it’s the perfect beginners project because of the repetition involved and the fact that there are no intricate details to create. You can make the balls whatever size you choose and they don’t even have to be perfectly spherical! A super-simple project for newbie needle felters! You can use this felted garland on a tree, hanging in a window, or as a festive backdrop. You can also use small versions of this felted garland to wrap around gifts – the perfect Holiday ribbon!
To make this felt Christmas craft, purchase roving felt in your chosen color, and a roving needle, then follow the tutorial below. String your finished felt balls onto cotton thread and decorate your home until your crafting heart is content!
Tools & Materials
- Felting Pad
- Needle Felting Needle Holder
- Felting Needles – pack of 6
- Ashford Corriedale Wool – Natural White
- Heavy Duty Thread – White
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About how many felt balls can you make from a bag of roving like you linked to this post (from Amazon)?
It certainly depends on the size of the balls you are making and how many garlands you would like to make. It is tough to say how many balls you can get from the bag that we linked because it is tough to see how big that bag of roving wool actually is (it does not say on the listing…)! Just know that it doesn’t take too much roving to make each ball 🙂