Have a ball making a Felted Snowball Ornament

Eight inches of snow fell here yesterday, so it’s a good time to stay inside and make a few needle-felted Snowball Ornaments. If you’re new to needle felting, then start right here. Not only is this an easy needle felting project, I think it’s the easiest, DIY ornament in this week’s series of Classic Christmas Ornaments. If you’re looking for a more challenging Felted Christmas Ornament, I have a few more ideas for you, too. Read on!

Soft, cozy Felted Snowball Ornament. These will be beautiful on the tree this year. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Felted Snowball Ornament by Rebekah Meier.

To make a Felted Snowball Ornament, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” ball
  • Wool roving, 1 oz. in natural
  • Velvet ribbon: ¼” and ½” wide, cream color
  • Silver wire, 2” length
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; felting needle*

*Note: Needle felting is a fast and easy craft, but the needle is extremely sharp. Please keep the needle from children. When you select a felting needle, remember that the higher the needle number, the finer the needle, and the smaller the holes in the project.

To make a Felted Snowball Ornament:

1. Place a piece of wool roving on the ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam, and insert the felting needle through the roving and into the foam ball until the wool fibers are attached to the ball. Repeat, until the ball is completely covered in roving.

2. Twist the 2” length of silver wire around a pencil, making a loop for hanging. Twist ends together and insert into the top of the ornament. Secure with glue.

3. Insert an 8” length of ¼” velvet ribbon through the wire hanger, and glue edges together. Tie a bow in a length of ½” velvet ribbon and glue to the top of the ornament.

After making a few Felted Snowball Ornaments, if you’d like to test your felting skills, check out these sweet Needle Felted Snowman Ornaments by Candie Cooper.

These needle-felted snowman ornaments are adorable! There's an easy-to-follow tutorial to make them on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Want more needle felting inspiration? Here are eight more needle felted ornaments.

Felting is easier than it looks, and this shortcut requires just you just wool roving, a felting needle, and Styrofoam brand foam. CraftsnCoffee.com. Today wraps up the week’s series of handmade ornaments. If you missed any of these Christmas classics, you’ll find the links under the photo below.

These are classic and beautiful, and easy to make. Tutorials on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Classic Fabric Christmas Ornament

Creamy Ribbon Christmas Ornament

No-Pins Button Ornament

Beaded Ornament

Sparkling, Glittered Ornament

Did you have a favorite from the week? Please let me know if any of this week’s ornaments made you “must-make” list.

Happy ornament crafting!


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9 Responses to Have a ball making a Felted Snowball Ornament

  1. Pingback: Link Round-up: DIY Ornaments, Glittery Napkins, Activities for Preschoolers, and More

  2. LisaM6 says:

    Now these look like fun. I will add them to my must try this winter list. They do look a bit like cotton candy.

    • Sharon says:

      Have you needle felted, Lisa? Can’t you see a big bowl of these after the holidays, like a bowl of snowballs? So glad you stopped in today! Thank you. Sharon

  3. sllvncookie says:

    Can you just imagine & light pink one sooo pretty..Thank’s Sharon..

  4. The six classic ornaments are definitely on my must make list!!! GORGEOUS!

  5. CraftyB says:

    Like cotton candy! A nice fuzzy addition to the tree.

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