How To Make An Easy DIY Felt Ball Garland Tutorial

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DIY Felt Ball Garland

Making a DIY Felt Ball Garland is a great thing to do, if you’re looking for a fun and easy decoration for any occasion. It only takes a little bit of time to make this felt ball garland the easy way, and it’s adorable, the perfect decoration.

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Felt Ball Garland Project

There are so many fun ways you can enjoy your felt ball garland. You can make your felt ball garland as a decoration around your home, for a specific party, or even for holiday decorations. There are many great uses, whether just hanging around your house or on the Christmas tree. Here are a few ideas for you on how to use this DIY felt wall garland:

Home Decor Project. This first way to use the felt ball garland is such a great way to decorate your home with a light and cheery theme. Whether it’s to decorate your home or kids’ bedroom, the felt ball garland will add a fun flair.

During the Holiday Season. Another great use for the felt ball garland is to decorate your home or Christmas tree during the holiday season. You can buy the pom-poms in traditional red, green, and white packages, making a perfect Christmas decoration around your home.

General Party Décor. No matter what time of year, whether it’s a party to celebrate a birthday party or another holiday like Valentine’s Day, you can never go wrong with a DIY felt ball garland as your party decoration. Adding a felt ball garland to your party decor will make it fun and add your color themes to the party in a unique and fun way. 

Felt Pom Pom Garland

There are so many different color options when it comes to your felt ball garland. You can buy felt pom-poms in all kinds of different colors to decorate your Christmas tree with felt pom-poms and candy canes to accentuate your holiday decorations. 

Or you can buy bright color felt pom-poms for your garland to make an easy craft in different-sized felt balls. These are just so much fun, and perfect for any reason to use as decorations around your home. 

Consider The Color Scheme

When making a felt ball garland, it is important to first stop and consider your color scheme. What are you making it for, and what might the right colour combination be for you? Perhaps you are trying to add a bit of cheerfulness to an otherwise dull room. In this case, you might want to use a combination of bright colours to add a fun pop of color to your room. 

If you are looking to decorate a baby, a toddler, or a child’s room with a felt ball garland, you might consider using pastel colors, or whatever colors your child likes the best. You can arrange the color of the balls in a color pattern, you can even choose a variety pack so that you have a pop of color, with other light-colored pom-poms.

Of course, another fun use for these felt ball projects is to make them Christmas theme colors and use them as decorations around your home during the Christmas season. Sometimes you can even find these felt balls available in a variety pack of red, green, and white, making them the perfect option for Christmas garlands.

Now that you have an idea of different uses for these felt ball garlands, let’s look at what items you want to have on hand in order to make these fun garlands. Then we will look together, at an easy method for making this garland, as well as a tutorial on how to make felt balls on your own, then turn them into a garland. You don’t want to miss out on any details to follow!

pom pom garland hanging from the door

Easy Felt Ball Garland

Pom Poms. Using a package of felt pom-poms from your local craft store is an easy option for making this type of garland. Another option would be to use wool balls or make your own felt balls from pieces of wool.

String. There are many different options you can use for a string to hold your pom-poms in a garland. One of my favorite options is to use yarn, cotton thread, embroidery thread, a skein of embroidery floss, baker’s twine, or just regular durable string. The kind of cord you choose to use is entirely up to you, and what overall look you are going for. Keep in mind the thickness of the string should be durable, but not super thick.

A Large Needle. You will also want to have a large needle, like a large embroidery needle handy. Whatever kind of string you choose to use needs to be able to fit through the eye of your large needle so that you can string the pom-poms onto your string.

Wooden Beads (optional). Adding some wooden beads, or any type of beads in between your pom-poms is a fun way to mix things up. Another fun idea is to use different sizes of pom-poms so that you have a variety of shapes on your garland. It’s entirely up to you how you want to go about doing this, or if you even want to use wooden beads.

Step-Sy-Step Tutorial: DIY Garland

Let’s first look at the easiest way to make this felt ball garland, using pom-poms, or pre-made felt balls.

Step 1: First, lay your pom-poms out, and arrange them in your desired color and pattern order. Remember you can use different sizes of felt pom-poms, to give your felt garland a textured look.

Step 2: After you have your color pattern determined, take the string and cut your desired length. Then tie a little loop in one end, this will help you hang it later. Now, take the other end of your string, and thread it onto your large needle.

Step 3: Push the needle through the center of the first ball, to thread it onto your string, to the other end, and rest it at your desired location. Repeat this process with your desired color pattern, to make your felt ball garland.

verticle pom pom from the tree

Tip: Depending on your specific felt balls or pom-poms, you may need to tie a knot on each side of the pom-poms to hold them in place. Another option would be to use beads as spacers to hold your pom-poms in place if they are sliding around on your string. Some types of pom-poms don’t have this problem and will stay right where you place them. 

Another great option is simply to string pom-poms onto your garland so that there is no bare space in between. This means your pom-poms are resting next to each other, which will create their own spacing.

Step 4: After all of your pom-poms are threaded onto your garland, and placed at your desired location, tie another little loop at the other end, so that both ends of your football garland have loops for hanging. You are now ready to hang your felt ball garland in your desired location.

DIY Felting Process: Making Your Own Felt Balls

Another alternative to using store-bought felt balls or pom-poms to make your garland is to make your own felt balls for your garland. To do this you will need the following items:

Wool Felt

Hot Water

Soapy Water

A Towel

How to Make Felt Balls

First, take the piece of wool in your desired color and pull it so that it is thinned. When you hold it up to the light, there should be no dark sections, instead, you should be able to see through the woolen fibers evenly.

Wool felting is not necessarily an exact science. Instead, you kind of have to work the piece of felt as needed to make your felt ball. 

To start making your felt ball, hold the thinned piece of wool in the palms of your hands. Squirt a little bit of soapy water into the felt ball, then slowly work it and fold it into a ball.

For the best results you will start off with a gentle touch, then as you work the felt into a ball and your touch will gradually become firmer.

After the felt has been worked into a loose ball, dip it into the hot water, then roll it between the palms of your hands loosely. Continue this process gradually making the pressure firmer between the palms of your hands. When you have a nice, solid ball, squeeze out any excess water.

You now have a solid felt ball that can be added to your felt ball garland, after it dries. Keep in mind there are a bit of variations to this method, but this gives you a general idea of how to work a piece of woolen felt into a felt ball. Now that you are aware of the different options for felt balls, you can choose your favorite felt ball garland tutorial, to make your DIY felt ball garland.

pompom garland hanging on the window

Easy DIY Craft Project

If you’re looking to make a simple felt ball garland, I hope the old try out this tutorial using felt balls or pom-poms purchased from your craft store to make a beautiful garland. I think this is a cool DIY project you can have so much fun making a colorful felt ball garland. No matter what purpose you intend to use the garland for, it makes such a fun and cheerful decoration.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my DIY felt ball garland tutorial. I hope that this has been helpful, and now you can begin making your own garland!

Happy Crafting!

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