Today’s craft tutorial is a Felt Flower Ring – a lovely gift for admirers of fun jewellery and the young at heart. Or you could just go crazy and make one for yourself?
Felt balls are ideal for crafting. They’re flexible to work with, great for jewellery crafts and cheap. So if you’re needing ideas for stocking fillers and want an easy gift to make (takes 20 mins), this fun craft DIY is for you!
Here’s the how-to:
You can buy the plain felt balls from ebay for £3.50 including P&P (40 balls in each bag). Totting that up (brain ticks away), that will make you 5 rings – bargain! I pick the ring blanks up from a local craft shop but you can buy them on ebay for £2 (pack of 10).
String your balls onto the thread leaving lots of thread to work with. You should have thread on both sides.
Curl your thread of felt balls around and begin joining them together with stitches to secure in place. You are aiming for a flower shape (6 balls surrounding one in the centre). To begin with, I’m joining the two dark blue balls together.
It’s relatively easy sewing them together. Just make sure each ball is connected and pull the thread tight to keep your flower shape secure.
Once you think your shape is fixed together you need to tie a knot with the other piece of thread you have hanging loose. Snip any leftover thread to reveal your finished flower.
Almost there! Now to glue on your adjustable ring back.
Add glue on the centre ball of the flower and the ring back. Press down and hold for a couple of minutes and then leave to dry (time to make a cuppa).
Ta-da! Wear your ring with joy!