Before the holidays I was over at my friend Tiffany's apartment in Brooklyn. She had this amazing garland of wool balls hanging on her wall that she bought from a little shop. When I was home for Christmas, we got a little snowed in for a couple days so I pulled out my suitcase full of wool and felting materials and made my own garland in white. (I'm in a very uncharacteristic-of-me phase where I do things in white-- and even white on white. My furry-orange-shirt-wearing 12-year-old self wouldn't even recognize me. :))
Image sources: 1, 2 (Anthropologie), and 3. My mom has always been interested in using wool for projects, but it wasn't until I went to this fiber arts fair in my hometown that I really got into making things with wool.
When you grow up in a sheep-raising family, it is only natural for wool to by a go-to craft supply. ;)
How to make felted wool balls:
When I was stringing my wool balls together, I put little wooden beads between each of the wool beads.
A whimsical addition to our living room Indiana art. While the little balls are time consuming, I'm glad I made them. If you ever get locked up for a day from snow or just want a project to do while watching a show, this is the one.