I loveeeee the look of billy balls, also know as Caspedias. The real thing is so expensive though! I wanted to try making some to possible use at my wedding, so I went about attempting to felt for my first time! Here's the finished product:
I love how it turned out!
I first set about making the flowers. To do this you need wool roving (I got mine off amazon here), hot water, soap, and paper towels.
Separate the wool into thin strips.
Roll the strip up tightly into a ball.
Dunk in warm water and keep it submerged until all the air bubbles come out.
Drizzle some dish soap on it, and then start gently rolling it all around back in forth in the palms of your hands.
Do this until the ball has been "felted" aka when the water and soap disappear and when the ball starts keeping its form on its own very well.
For the stems, I used floral wire from Walmart. I poked a hole in the flower first with the stem.
And then added some hot glue to the stem and stuck it in the premade hole.
The flowers I made were pretty small, so I needed a small vase to keep them in. I had an old mini maple syrup bottle in my room that someone had given me years ago. If you take the cap and sticker off, it makes a perfect mini vase!
I added a purple bow and arranged the flowers, and that was it! So adorable!
I'm planning on making three more of them and using them somewhere at my wedding. I was lucky and was able to find three more of the exact syrup bottles from an etsy shop called Jazzies Junque. I was so happy to find them! I'm thinking I could line them up on the guest book table or something like that.