Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder June 26, 2014

DIY | Felt Billy Balls

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This post is the eighth and final of 8 amazing felt flower tutorials that I’m sharing this week — culminating in a gorgeous felt wedding bouquet!!! These projects aren’t for the faint of DIY heart, although I break these flowers down step by step to make them as simple as possible – they will take some time and creativity. The energy spent will be well worth it in the end – trust me. Flowers that don’t die are awesome!

In talking about handmade flowers – we are singing the praises of felt. Unlike paper, felt flowers are thick, sturdy and can withstand all that your wedding day could throw at them. Paper can rip and crumple in a flash – but not felt! There is something so old-school crafty about felt… and I love it. So without further ado, here is our eighth felt flower – the adorable billy balls.

How to make felt billy balls


  • 3 cm – wool felt pom poms (colors: lemonade)
  • good scissors
  • hot glue gun – that does “low heat”
  • 18 gauge floral wire (ours is wrapped in raffia from Michaels)
  • wire cutters
How to make felt billy balls

This flower is ridiculously simple… because you just buy the felt pom poms!

How to make felt billy balls

All you have to do is cut a little “x” in the felt pom pom, add a little hot glue to the hole and insert your floral wire! That’s all there is too it!

How to make felt billy balls

These simple, darling little buds are such a huge trend in wedding floral design… and these felt ones can literally pass as the real thing!

How to make felt billy balls

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Studio Eleven Weddings // DIY felt flower pattern: Jen | Something Turquoise // gorgeous wool felt: Benzie Design // Martha Stewart Crafts mini glue gun and scissors, all floral wire, wire cutters and ModPodge glue gun mat: Michaels // nail polish: OPI – Mimosas for Mr & Mrs

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