Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Crafts for Dummies


A few of you wanted to know more about the felt ball garland I posted earlier this week. Truth be told, I'm not a crafty person. My attempts usually end with quiet resignation and mild embarrassment. Even in this instance, my initial goal was to make this beautiful wreath, but once I realized the dexterity, patience and number of felt balls required, I quickly changed the plan to a foolproof garland. Grab a needle and thread and string together some felt balls purchased on Etsy. Done. And you still get that crafty high.

Jordan of Oh Happy Day also made her own garland. I like how she gets more bang for her felt ball buck by spacing them out a bit.

Also pictured above, my other homemade decoration, a pretty bottle full of cranberries floating in water. Sometimes I amaze myself. Have a wonderful weekend and enter this week's giveaway if you haven't yet!

15 comments:

  1. Ya done good sister! So cheerful and bright just like the holidays should be!

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  2. very very cute!!

    www.annawithlove.com

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  3. Its perfect! Looks so sweet:) I would love to make one too:)
    Happy Friday, my dear

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  4. Oh, these are adorable! I used to make felt balls all the time when I was little, and sometimes we made little ones and strung them on necklaces- kind of like a mini version of this project. So cute.

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  5. Love it and your cranberries decoration. You're so Martha!;)

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  6. So so cute! I'm a total dummy and this is *just* what I needed. Thank you! Hope your Friday's been terrific and you've a lovely weekend :)

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  7. This is adorable! I love it! You should sell these!

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  8. This is for me. yes indeed....

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  9. I. Love. This. Look at all the colors!!! Swoon! xo

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  10. There are definitely some felt balls in my future! LOVE what you did with yours! Thanks for the tip.
    Cheers, jj

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  11. I am having serious pom pom love! :)

    xo

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  12. Great job! I have always wanted to make a wreath like that.

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  13. My goodness that garland is cute. I've seen the wreath but you're right, it's kind of a lot of work! I'm going to try and make a garland similar that is made from yarn poofs because I have a lot of leftover yarn from a project that is too over my head! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. I totally tried to do this last night, but with pom poms! I will try and post a picture tomm!

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