For this Heartfelt Christmas Decoration you will need:
Polystyrene (styrofoam) Balls
Small amount of wool roving in red (or your colour choice)
Wool felting needles (be careful they are sharp)
Piece of foam to needle felt onto (stops you holding the base in case you poke the needle too hard!)
Scrap pieces of felt to cut into hearts
Red Embroidery Thread
♥ Wrap wool roving around the ball bit by bit and gradually using your felting needles poke the wool so it catches into the ball.
♥ Keep going until your ball is covered and the wool feels nice and secure to the ball.
♥ Cut out little hearts or your own shapes from felt and using fabric glue stick them around the centre of the ball. I did alternating sizes of hearts, so one large, one small..
♥ If you would like to embroider using a very long needle (often called doll needles) carefully sew on little motifs to the felt (this part was very tricky and be careful you do not split the ball by coming out too close to where the needle has gone in). If you did not want to do this you could always cut out smaller red hearts and stick into centre of white felt.
♥ To secure a hanging loop make a large knot (leaving some thread) on one end and using the long needle go up through centre of ball, leave a loop at top and then insert needle back to the base and tie off with the knotted end.
I hope you'll have fun creating these, I'd love to hear how you get on.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas, Catherine & the Bumpkin Friends