Learn how to make felt balls and create as many and as colorful as you like with this super easy tutorial!
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Easy Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make Felt Balls
Make Your Own Felt Balls
Creating felt balls is an easy DIY crafts project you can make to use for a lot of craft projects. From felt ball necklace to felt bead rug, the possibilities are endless. It’s so fun and easy to make these colored balls from wool!
I just love to make cool DIY projects. It’s also more fun when I get to make the materials I need to make cool stuff. And when I heard about felt or pompom balls, I just knew I had to know how to make them.
If you’re wondering how it’s done, wonder no more. Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on how you can make colorful wool balls perfect for a lot of craft projects.
It’s so easy, you can even have your kids help out or even make it their next kid’s craft project. So let’s get started!
What You’ll Need:
- Felting wool (any color)
- Soapy water
- Hot water
- Lukewarm water
Step 1. Prepare Your Crafting Area
Lay your towel out to limit spills. Take a hands-length span of wool and test it lightly.
This is to ensure there are no lumps. Hold it up to the light to see if you’ve evenly spread it out.
Step 2. Shaping the Wool
Taking your soapy water, put a generous amount in the center of your wool. Once wet, make a ball by pressing your thumb to the center and folding the edges towards it. Now, gently make a ball with the wool.
Step 3. Forming the Balls
With your wool balls shaped, douse it with hot water. Lightly rotate it with your hand until it becomes smaller and more firm.
If it gets too squishy, rinse some of the soap by putting it in your lukewarm water.
Note: Don’t apply a lot of pressure when you’re rolling it to avoid deforming the ball.
Step 4. How to Roll Felt to Fix Cracks
If you encounter any cracks, you can take a heavy object and lightly hit your felt ball to reshape it then add some hot water again.
Continue rolling for about 10 minutes or until it becomes firm.
Step 5. Dry the Felt Balls
Once it’s firm, lay it out, and let it dry and you’re done! It will harden on its own when dry and is now ready for your craft projects.
Repeat it with any color wool you would like and make as many as you need or want!
If you’d like to follow the easy step-by-step tutorial on how to make felt balls, check out this video from The Textile Tutor:
There you have it crafting buddies! A super simple and straightforward DIY felt balls tutorial. Wasn’t it fun and easy? Once you get the hang of it I’m sure you’ll use these for a variety of DIY projects.
This would be a great bonding experience you and your kids. Just don’t forget to assist with the hot water part.
Did you enjoy our tutorial on how to make felt balls? Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on these easy to make felt balls!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 26, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.