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Easy Felt Ball Garland to DIY

Do you just want an easy craft you can do in about 10 minutes? I love that kind the best. You can also make this Easy Felt Ball Garland with your older kiddos.

coiled up felt ball garland on a white tabletop

Ever since I started seeing all the fun felt ball projects online I knew I wanted to make something fun and colorful. The best part is you can make this with any color pallet you like. You can even customize the colors for any holiday.

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I was really inspired to make this felt pom pom garland after I bought a Christmas Felt Garland that was made with giant felt balls. It was so pretty I’m changing up my Christmas decorating color scheme.

Let me show you how easy it is. But make sure you follow my tip below for tying the end knot, it makes it so easy.

As I mentioned, this will be a pretty fast project. Faster yet if you choose to leave more space between your felt balls than I did. You can easily make this felt ball garland while watching TV.

You can sort your felt balls into colors and go all in the same order. Or you can go wild and get all willy nilly when adding them. All I did for mine was try to keep an even balance of bright and dark.

How to Make DIY Felt Ball Garland

Step 1: Gather your supplies

For this Felt pom pom garland you’ll need:

  • 77 15 mm Wool Felt Balls
  • 75 10 mm Olive Wood Beads
  • 8′ length of Hemp cord or embroidery floss
  • Doll Needle

If you want to make yours longer adjust the above supplies as needed.

Piles of colorful felt balls and wooden beads on white tabletop

Click any of the images below to search for the perfect size and color felt balls for your garland.

Step 2: Cut your cord to the desired length

  • Unloop the length of yarn, Embroidery Floss or Hemp Cord for the length of Garland you’re making.
  • Add an extra 2 feet to create loops at the end for hanging.
  • If using embroidery floss don’t separate the strands.

Step 3: Thread the doll making needle

  • Thread your yarn, embroidery floss or hemp cord through the doll needle with a tail about 1′ long.
  • No need to knot the end, nothing will slide off.
long threaded needle with colroful felt balls in the background

Step 4: Begin assembly of the Felt Ball Garland

  • Starting with a Wool Felt Ball, poke the needle through the center of the felt ball.
  • Alternate felt balls with the olive wood beads.
  • Push them down onto your hemp cord or embroidery floss leaving that extra foot at the end.
  • Continue until you’ve added all the felt balls and wooden beads.
lavendar felt ball threaded onto long needle with colorful felt balls iin background
felt balls and wood beads threaded onto long needle with colorful felt balls iin background
female hand pushing felt balls and wood beads along embroidery floss.

Step 5: Secure the ends of your Felt Ball Garlands

You can secure the ends of your felt ball garland a few different ways.

  • Tie off close to the end of the last felt ball. To do that:
    • Make a largish, lose knot in the cord close to the felt ball.
    • Slip the needle through the big loop of the knot (shown below in the fuzzy pic).
    • Holding the loose end slowly move the needle toward the felt ball to move the knot close to the ball.
    • When you get the knot against the ball pull on the lose end to tighten knot around the needle.
    • Slip the needle out of the knot and tug to tighten.
    • Make a looped slip knot where you want the loop for hanging.
    • Trim excess cord.
  • Fold the remaining cord in half and tie a simple slip knot in the cord directly next to the felt ball. Trim excess cord.
closeup of tying a knot close to a purple felt ball
purple felt ball with close tied knot.

That’s it, that’s all it takes to make a cute and colorful DIY Felt Ball Garland.

Now, where to hang it?

Did you know you can make your own felt balls? I might have to try this when my grandbaby grows up a little bit.

How to display DIY Felt Ball Garland

For my project pictures I hung my coloful felt ball garland as a swag across the white cabinet of my Murphy Bed. I gifted this one to my friend’s daughter so now I need to make some more for myself.

Colorful felt ball garland hanging across white cabinet face.

Check out this colorful DIY Pompom Wreath that just as bright as this garland. Or this very colorful Craft Paint Storage idea.

closeup of felt ball garland hanging on face of white cabinet face.

Where to use Felt Ball Garland

  • Hang it on the wall above a girls’s bed.
  • Loop it over the hooks on a white shower curtain in your bathroom.
  • Drape it over the top of a beautiful wall mirror.
  • Drape it across the trim on a door.
  • Weave it through an evergreen wreath for a pop of fun.
  • Drape it over the branches of a white table top tree or topiary.
  • Hang from bookshelves.
  • Pile it up on a sparkly bowl or on a wooden tray.
  • Make your felt ball garland really long and use it on your white Christmas tree.
tightly coiled up felt ball and wood bead garland on a white tabletop

More DIY Felt Ball Garland Ideas

If you want you can skip the wooden beads and use only he felt pompoms and space them farther apart on white floss or cord.

You an also purchase much larger felt ball pompoms and space them out farther for a big impact.

You can also purchase pre-made felt ball garlands in all colors and sizes if you want them fast. Click any of the images below to search for your favorite colors.

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Easy DIY Felt Ball Garland social media graphic with image of coiled garland and text overlay
tightly coiled up felt ball and wood bead garland on a white tabletop

Easy DIY Felt Ball Garland

Yield: One Felt Ball & Wood Bead Pom Pom Garland
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Estimated Cost: $15

Make this easy and fast DIY Felt Ball Garland. Use it to decorate around your house for a fun pop of color. Perfect to swag from a white branch tree or even in your favorite holiday colors around your christmas tree.

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Instructions

How to Make DIY Felt Ball Garland

Step 1: Gather your supplies

For this felt pompom garland you'll need

Adjust the quantities as needed for long garland.

Piles of colorful felt balls and wooden beads on white tabletop

Step 2: Cut cord to length

  • Measure length of yarn, Embroidery Floss or Hemp Cord for your Garland.
  • Add an extra 2 feet to create loops at the end for hanging.

Step 3: Thread the needle

  • Thread your yarn, embroidery floss or hemp cord through the needed with a tail about 1′ long.
  • No need to knot the end yet, nothing will slide off.

Step 4: Assemble your DUY Felt Ball Garland

  • Starting with a Wool Felt Ball poke the needle through the center of the felt ball.
  • Alternate felt balls with the olive wood beads.
  • Push them down onto your hemp cord or embroidery floss leaving that extra foot at the end.
  • Continue until you’ve added all the felt balls and wooden beads.

felt balls and wood beads threaded onto long needle with colorful felt balls iin background

Step 5: Secure the ends the Garland

  • Tie off a simple loop knot against each of the outside felt balls.
  • Make a looped slip knot where you want the loop for hanging.
  • Trim excess cord.

closeup of tying a knot close to a purple felt ball

How to display DIY Felt Ball Garland

  • Here are some ideas how you can use your cute felt ball pom pom garland
  • Hang it on the wall above a girls’s bed.
  • Loop it over the hooks on a white shower curtain in your bathroom.
  • Drape it over the top of a beautiful wall mirror.
  • Drape it across the trim on a door.
  • Weave it through an evergreen wreath for a pop of fun.
  • Drape it over the branches of a white table top tree or topiary.
  • Hang from bookshelves.
  • Pile it up on a sparkly bowl or on a wooden tray.
  • Make your felt ball garland really long and use it on your white Christmas tree.

closeup of felt ball garland hanging on face of white cabinet face.

Notes

Be sure to read through the steps in the main post for tips on tying the end knot close as possilbe to the felt ball pom pom garland.

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