I can’t remember the first time I saw wool felt balls, but I do enjoy creating projects with felt, and I’m quite partial to small Christmas trees. However, wool felt balls are equally fun to create and design with. Most of the time, I’ve seen them turned into garlands or rugs, but you could also make them into mobiles or hotplates. Or in this case, a super easy DIY Wool Felt Ball Christmas Tree. This is a craft that you can make in less than the length of one episode of The Christmas Story or Elf. It will take a bit longer to dry, but by the next morning, you’ll have your very own Wool Felt Ball Christmas Tree to decorate your mantel or holiday display!
There are many places that you can find Wool Felt Balls. The best place that I know is Etsy. There are a lot of sellers of felt over at Etsy although I’m partial to Benzie Designs. Benzie Designs along with many other Etsy stores sell a variety of color combinations of wool felt balls, including a number of Christmas palettes. In our house, we tend to do the brighter, traditional color scheme, so I stuck with that choice for my Christmas tree, and got the Classic Christmas Felt Pom-Poms from Benzie Design.
Wool Felt Ball Christmas Tree Supplies
- 9 inch Styrofoam Cone
- Wool Felt Balls/Pom-Poms (approximately 200 1.5cm sized, so I’m guessing that you’d need about 150 if you get the 2cm.)
- Dressmaker’s Pins
- FabricFuse Glue
You are going to glue each felt ball to the the styrofoam cone. Then, place a dressmaker’s pin through each ball. This allows the felt ball to adhere to the cone until it is fully dried. That’s all you have to do.
Once I had finished gluing every ball in place, I set the Felt Ball Christmas Tree out of the way and allowed it to dry for 24 hours. Once it had dried, I removed all of the dressmaker’s pins. Given the number of pins that I use for craft projects, I know that I’ll need them soon.
Now I just have to come up with another Valentine’s project to make with Felt Balls! What do you think I should make?