Previously, I crafted a felt rosette wreath that I absolutely adore and use as a decoration at both Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day. I love the texture of the felt clusters and thought it would make a pretty ornament for our tree this year. I picked through my scrap fabric bin (I always keep my leftovers!) and had both white and red felt pieces that I used for this craft. The instructions are the same as for the wreath, except you are pinning the folded circles onto a craft foam ball instead of a wreath form. Finish it off with a twine hanger and you have a lovely peppermint ball!
Here’s what you need:
- 2-inch diameter craft foam ball
- box of straight pins
- scrap fabric
- stamp pad (i had a green one from a previous project)
- a roughly 3-inch diameter glass/lid (really, whatever size fits your stamp pad)
- twine for hanging
Here’s what you do:
- Use glass to stamp circles onto felt.
- Cut out circles.
- Fold each circle in half, then in half again and insert straight pin at the corner.
- Pin each folded circle onto foam ball, clustering tightly to create ruffle effect.
- Fluff felt after adding a few and continue adding until all visible surfaces of ball are covered.
- Knot a piece of twine and use straight pin to affix to foam ball.
Tips: Using a smaller diameter circle would give you a smaller ball, you’d just have to cut out more circles! The finished diameter here was ~ 4″ – definitely a larger ornament!