Sometimes a girl just has to break out of the traditional and make somethin’ a little funky. A little hippie. A little ballsy.
What you will need:
- Roving wool in colors of your choice. Oh, the colors out there. So loverly!
- Old (or new) nylons
- Washer & dryer
- Large embroidery needle
- Gold embroidery thread on a spool
Tear wool apart and form into little balls and push them into some old nylons. Tie a knot tightly after each ball. You can do various sizes or all the same. There is no right or wrong way to make your hippie garland.
Place knotted balls in the washing machine on a short hot water setting. Then place balls in the dryer until dry.
Use scissors to cut nylon balls apart and carefully pull balls apart from nylons pieces.
Thread needle with embroidery thread then pull through each wool ball in the order you’d like your balls to be in.
Tie knots at each end of your garland to help keep your balls in place.(No, all the naughty joke possibilities in this post are not lost on me. I may or may not be sitting here giggling. I’m just not ballsy enough to write them here.)
Hang your wooly balls on your Christmas tree, or mantel, or wherever you like your balls.
It is better to hang your balls in your tree than your bra; but, that is a story for another day. Or, you know, never.
Well done! Now, enjoy your cute balls.
Okay, I’ll stop now.