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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Felt Rosette Decor Balls

I love candlesticks, but I hate putting candles on them- too boring. So inspired by Eighteen25 who was inspired by The Idea Room who was inspired by Design Sponge who was inspired by a designer on Etsy (see how inspiration spreads?!), I decided to make some rosette decor balls to adorn the tops of my candlesticks for Valentine's Day!




I used a pack of small styrofoam balls from the dollar store, some pins, and a yard of red felt from Joann's ($2.99 with coupon and it was WAY more than I needed- a quarter of a yard would probably suffice for two balls).



I traced one of those kid's cups from Ikea (I LOVE those cups!) that is approximately three inches across onto the felt about thirty times per ball...



...and cut them out just inside the lines so the ink wouldn't show.



I folded the circles in half,



and in half again so they looked like triangles.



I stuck a pin through the tip of the triangle, making sure to pierce through all the layers.



Then I stabbed it into the ball!



I continued pinning the circles into each ball,



until they were all filled in.



Tracing and cutting the circles was tedious, but pinning them- wow! So much fun! That part was strangely satisfying. :) I have absolutely no other Valentine decorations so I really have to get to work!





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59 comments:

  1. they look so pretty with all the white! great project!

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  2. These look great! I love working with felt!

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  3. So much fun! I can't wait to give these a try!

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  4. How sweet! Perfect for Valentines day.

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  5. those are amazing! I'm going to make some for my room I think those would look awesome on a dresser!

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  6. Um, how bout I make these by SEWING them into a ball and never thought to pin them on stinkin styrofoam ball? Just gorgeous.

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  7. This is so cute! Great tutorial!

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  8. Love it! They look great against the white, great pop of color.

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  9. so so pretty and full of home made romance. just love it.

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  10. I love that vintage looking frame in the pic! I also made these rosette balls this weekend. Great minds think alike!

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  11. Ohh.. THis is cute! I left an earlier comment....Where did you get your candle holders? They are cute , and make the red flowers pop!

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  12. Uuum, I am on my way to get felt!!! SO cute!!!

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  13. Those are so pretty! I definitely want to try this! :) THanks for sharing!

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  14. Isn't it awesome that you can take felt circles and make something so totally eye catching, fill-the-room-with-style cool?! Love these!! Thanks for the photo tutorial, too! :)

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  15. I wish the rosette fairy would visit my house. I have all the supplies; I just need her to set up shop so my candlesticks can look as pretty as yours.

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  16. Wow I would have never thought of that, I love the way those turned out...beautiful. I think I'm going to give this project a try!

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  17. I am completely in LOVE with these balls!!! :)

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  18. Very cool idea and looks so easy! Thank you for sharing! I think I'm going to try this one!

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  19. Those are so pretty; I like the red w/ the white!

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  20. The candlesticks are from Michaels- I bought tons of them for my wedding reception a few years ago- there were three sizes to a box, and each box was clearanced to $3.00! :)

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  21. i have to admit...i have looked at your blog everyday hoping to find a "keep calm and carry on" valentine's version, or two.

    i'm excited that you are starting to share valentine's crafts too!

    my husband is coming back from afghanistan in a few weeks, right before valentine's day, and i want this place to be decked out in love inspired goodness!!!!

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  22. so cute-love those rosette balls!!

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  23. These look gorgeous! I love a neutral background with a pop of color! I would love for you to link up to my Sew Crafty Party & Giveaway!

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/01/sew-crafty-saturday-adventure-date.html

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  24. cute and festive...and I love that milk glass mirror!!

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  25. Very pretty! I am thinking of tons of uses for these.
    Mary

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  26. This is gorgeous! I love how with just changing the color, you can use it for so many different events i.e. holidays, baby showers, etc. Super cool! I'm a new blogger, I'd love if you'd stop by!

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  27. So pretty and romantic!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  28. How pretty and easy! I will definitely be making this for V-Day. They'd make a great decoration for my Mother's Day Brunch too...in pastel colors :) Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Tuesday!

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  29. I'm doing this! I just bought a candle stick from Ikea because....well....because all crafty people seem to know what to do with them. I'm not one such person, but thanks to you, I will put it to use for Valentine's Day!! Thanks!

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  30. This is really cute, and it looks great with the candle holders! :D

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  31. Oh yeah I have two crystal candlesticks that I never know what to do with and this would look so cute for Valentines Day decorations! Thanks for the idea!

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  32. I love these and cannot wait to make them! Thanks for sharing with us. I featured you on www.auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com

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  33. wow...I love these. I am actually looking for ideas of things to put in a large bowl. I think something like these would work perfectly...

    Thanks for sharing...

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  34. Love this! I make felt flowers that look like this for hair accessories, but I love the idea of having the ball inside. Maybe I should make some of these-I don't have much decor for V-day either!
    miamoodesigns.blogspot.com

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  35. Pretty, pretty and a good idea for candlesticks. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  36. really fun! where's the mirror from - so cute too!

    threesisterz.blogspot.com

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  37. Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing how you made them. My house is in need of some Love Day decorations :)

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  38. So cute! Thanks for posting the tutorial :D

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  39. Oh my gosh.. what loveliness!!

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  40. these really are so dang cute. thank you for the tutorial. I made them and posted in on my blog. gave you the credit. thank you!
    http://tobyandtammythornton.blogspot.com/2011/01/felt-rosette-balls.html

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  41. Love it and it is so easy to do!! Will try one soon.. thanks for sharing..

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  42. awesome i cant wait to try this :)

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  43. Love the rosette balls. I saw a similar craft over on the idea room with streamers (http://www.theidearoom.net/2011/01/tissue-rosette-kissing-balls.html) Beautiful Valentine's day craft!

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  44. I love the rosette balls! Very cool idea! :)

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  45. I'm loving this cute idea. No matter where it originated from! You are all fabulous in my book!

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  46. What a fantastic idea!!! I love it!
    =)

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  47. Just saw your blog! Love this project. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Great idea!

    <3 your blog!
    Stopping by from:
    http://madeofsnails.blogspot.com/
    &
    http://staceylovesscents.blogspot.com/

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  49. THANK YOU for posting this idea. I have a lot of felt from a previous project along with those styrofoam balls from another and have been having a hard time finding things to do with them. These are really pretty.

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  50. Thank you for this idea!! I made some and posted a link to your site! Thank you! :)

    http://justinavry.blogspot.com/2011/03/felt-rosette-balls.html

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  51. How wonderful. I love the red and your beautiful photography.

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  52. I made the roses in 3 different colors, and purchased the items from dollar tree just like you suggested. Thanks for giving the great lesson on how to make. Gwyn

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