Still working on holiday crafting! I made eight trivets using felted wool balls and cork bases. The balls are connected with hot glue, which is surprisingly secure (I had to readjust balls several times and oof ).
The bases are 8". The balls are .8" - for most of them I ended up using 99 balls. I’ve seen these made without the bases. It’s totally optional, I just wanted them to have a bit more heft.
I changed my technique as I went along. Initially I was starting from the center and working out - it was hard to get them as tightly packed as needed, so I swapped it. I’d find the center and place the middle ball, and then start with the outside rim and work in. I found that to be quite a bit more effective.
These took way longer than I expected - a little over 10 hours. Some of that was spent sorting and deciding on color combos, and even still, gluing 800 felt balls apparently takes a while!
And I made a second batch!
Thanks for looking!
These are so much fun! I love the different colour palettes you went with.
I love the different color combinations! These are so great and remind me of candy nonpareils! So festive.
I think the cork on the bottom is a great touch so they won’t be slippery.
I felt a little limited on the colors because I needed about 100 for each one, so I ended up with some combos I was less jazzed about. I still liked them all in the end, though.
I actually like the finished ones so much I’m thinking about doing a second set!
These are so pretty and colorful! I love felted wool balls.
These will help set a cheery table!
They look so happy!
You did a great job on them.
My fingertips would be blistered! I have never seen these before but they are so happy looking!
Thank you so much for the kindness, everyone!
Where did you buy your balls from? Everything I’m seeing would be about $20 a trivet!
I bought them in bulk (which basically halved the price per ball) from Glaciart One on Am*zon. The trivets ended up being almost exactly $10 a piece, including the bases and taxes.
I love these! I purchased a felted ball trivet from a little boutique that sells world crafts. I almost always use it over my other trivets because it’s colorful and I like the texture as I lift it out of my kitchen drawer.
Thank you! I love to hear that you use it! I try to find fun and practical/useable things to make as gifts, and sometimes it’s a challenge. I’m going to keep one for myself.
These are so cute! I kind of want to eat them lol! They look like little plates of candy; I love how colourful they are
What a great way to brighten up the kitchen. These are really fun! The ones in the top right and bottom middle remind me of gumballs . I love seeing all of your holiday creations!
Thanks, y’all! I really appreciate the kindness!
I did another batch! I added another photo above if anyone wants to see the other color combos.