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As like most crafty individuals, I enjoy taking some time to make things with my hands when I have the free time to do it. Now with JP finally in school, it’s left me with some free ‘alone’ time to relax, decompress and make something fun while he is gone. One of my favorite crafty things to make aside from stamping & card making is felt balls. I’m you’ve seen these adorning wreaths, garlands and many other decorative accents for their playful child-like appearance.
Making them is fairly easy – all you need is wool roving (I got mine on etsy), dish soap (I used Palmolive), a bowl of hot soapy water and clear cold water. I found my palmolive at Walmart in the dish soap section – There’s so many types to choose from! I came home with soft touch in Aloe.
First I began by breaking off a small piece of the wool. It comes in long stands, kinda similar to a long strand of cotton batting.
Next, I spread it out to loosen it up and create space between the fibers before fashioning it into a large, loose wad of wool.
Without submerging the mass of wool, I wet my hands with the hot soapy water and got it slightly wet. The idea is not to soak it, but just to get suds on it without loosing the airy sphere shape. One there was a good amount of suds within the fibers, I used both my hands to cup it and squeeze out the suds gently while still keeping its shape.
With very little pressure, I rolled it like making a meatball using the flat of both my hands.
Keep on rolling, cupping & gently squeezing out the suds shrinking the ball as you go.
Using the clear cold water, squeeze out some of the soapy suds and continue to roll like a meatball. You can use more pressure as the ball becomes smaller.
Keep rollin’ & rinsing!
Finally you’ll develop a nice tight ball like this!
The really nice part of doing this project using Palmolive is how soft it leaves your hands feeling without drying them out! There’s countless way of using Palmolive besides boring old dishwashing from making extra bubble juice for kids to blow bubbles to using it as a household glass cleaner. What dish soap uses would you do? #Palmolive25Ways
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