How To Make A Felt Edelweiss Flower Ball
Crafting a felt Edelweiss Flower Ball is like conjuring a piece of alpine magic into your home decor. These exquisite creations blend the warmth of soft felt with the delicate beauty of the iconic Edelweiss flower. Each petal is meticulously hand-cut and stitched together to form a sphere that captures the essence of nature's rare treasure. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a novice DIY enthusiast, this project is a delightful and rewarding experience.
As you watch the Edelweiss flowers bloom from your fingertips and come to life in a vibrant burst of white and green, you'll find yourself enchanted by the artistry and elegance of this felt masterpiece. Bring a touch of the Swiss Alps into your living space with a felt Edelweiss Flower Ball that's sure to leave your guests in awe.
Materials Needed To Make A Felt Edelweiss Flower Ball
- White polystyrene ball, 12cm (4 3/4in) in diameter
- 39 x 30cm (15 5/8x 12in) woven felt in ivory
- 37 x 25cm (14 1/2 x 10in) woven felt in beige
- 102 white mother-of-pearl beads
- 1.2m (47in) silver chenille ribbon
- 50cm (20in) organdie ribbon, 7mm (9/32in) wide in white and silver
- 50cm (20in) silver cord
- 6 pins with large white heads
- White fabric glue
- White sewing thread
- Beading needle
- Soft (2B) pencil
- Tracing paper
- Bristol board
- Paper scissors and embroidery scissors
Start Making Our Felt Edelweiss Flower Ball
Step One — Prepare The Flowers
Copy the two flower motifs onto tracing paper, transfer them onto Bristol board, and carefully cut them out. Use a soft pencil to trace the large template onto the reverse side of the ivory felt and the small template onto the reverse of the beige felt. Make 34 copies of each shape.
Cut out all the shapes, keeping just inside the pencil lines. Create a 1.5cm (5/8in) cut down the center of each beige petal.
Step Two — Assemble The Edelweiss Felt Flower Ball
Place a beige flower shape across an ivory flower shape and secure the two together with three stitches at the center. Sew three mother-of-pearl beads in the center of the flowers.
Cut a 3.5cm (1 3/8in) length of silver chenille ribbon and loop it around the three beads. Trim to fit, then secure the ribbon ends with four or five small stitches. Repeat this process for all the other flower heads.
Finish Making The Felt Edelweiss Flower Ball
Step Three — Prepare The Ball
Create a loop at the center of the white organdie ribbon and secure it at the top of the polystyrene ball using two large-headed pins. Wrap the remaining organdie ribbon around the ball, securing it in place with a few regular pins.
Overlap the ribbon ends slightly at the base and trim any excess. Remove the pins, apply fabric glue to the ribbon ends, and allow it to dry. Repeat this process with the silver cord and silver organdie ribbon.
Step Four — Attach The Felt Flower
Place the edelweiss flowers individually onto the ball, securing them with pins inserted halfway into the center of the flowers.
Once all the flowers are evenly spread over the ball, push the pins in fully to secure the flowers in place.