Monday, July 4, 2011

DIY Billy Balls

As you may already know, I am a huge fan of pom poms. I've been meaning to make myself a pom pom bouquet (similar to this one I made Linds for her bday last March) but haven't found the time to get some yarn and make one! I know, it is a pretty simple project but I full of good intentions and less full of enthusiastic project completion skills (aren't we all? or is that just me?). Well - let's add yet another pom pom-esque project to the crafty to do list with these fantastic felt billy balls from Design Sponge:

Aren't they just wonderful? I first saw a vase full of craspedia (the cute yellow flowers this project is mimicking - also called billy balls or billy buttons) as part of another inspiring Room 6 display a while back and have been dreaming of them ever since! I really like the simplicity of this project. Heck, I've even had practice felting before when I decided to make my mom a crocheted and felted fortune cookie when I lived in Nelson! I am sure I can do this! Now to keep my eyes peeled for some yellow gold wool roving. Any suggestions on where I can get my hands on some? Anyone else up for a good craft project?

Oh! And happy July the 4th to all you Americans out there! Hope your day is full of cheery red, white, and blue goodness!


  1. They certainly look pretty. I wonder how hard they would be to make.

  2. They look stylish. I have a vase I could see using too. Maybe we make some when I visit in preparation for my new house?

  3. Hi Kate,

    This is my project and I can tell you these are super easy! Here is where you can find my original post (I shot a new photo for Design*Sponge):

    In the post you will also find a new link to a trouble-shooting post.

    In terms on finding wool rovings, they can easily be acquired online or in wool/knitting shops.