DIY Decor: Felt Ball Door Curtain Tutorial
My new apartment has allowed me to put all that pinspiration to use! I saw a picture of this felt ball curtain and knew it was going to become my new weekend project.
I absolutely love the way it turned out, and I’m going to show you how I made it! My tutorial replicates the example above – 6 strands with 10 balls each, 3 colors. Adjust the instructions accordingly if you’d like more/less strands, balls, or colors.
- 60 Felt Balls (I got 20 each of 3 different colors)*
- Crimp Beads (at least 130)
- Fishing Line, 6 strands measured 50 inches each
- Sewing Needle
- Tree Branch, cut to the width of your doorway/window
- Jewelry Wire
- Permanent Marker & Paper
- 2 Nails or Screws
- A plan of action!
*Don’t use pom poms, felt ones are heavier and sturdier – I bought my handmade felt balls on Etsy, but I hear they’re not to hard to make yourself!
Tutorial continued under the cut!
I wanted my curtain to have a specific pattern so I quickly sketched something in Photoshop. I played around with the combinations of colors and I settled on this. Having a guide made this project a lot easier.
After cutting 6 strands of fishing line, using a Sharpie with a piece of paper behind it, I measured and marked exactly where I wanted the balls to suspend. You won’t see the marks in the finished product – they will be inside of the felt balls.
Make sure you leave some room at the top of each one to loop & tie around the branch (or whatever you’re using to hang it)!
Take one strand at a time and tie the top to your sewing needle. Thread an initial crimp bead onto it, using your pliers to crimp below the very last mark you made on your string. The bead should be secured where the bottom of the felt ball will sit.
Thread your felt ball, then another crimp bead, securing the top. It should now completely stay in place!
Repeat for the other balls – bead, ball, bead x 10
Eventually you’ll get into a rhythm and you’ll have all of your strands before you know it.
For the branch, I wrapped some jewelry wire around each end and secured a loop with pliers. I drilled two screws into the door frame where it will hang.
Lastly, thread another crimp bead onto each strand and loop it around the branch, feeding the end back into the bead & securing.
This might be my favorite thing I’ve ever made! It rarely gets tangled and it is sturdy. I hope you all enjoyed my how-to!