Since I had leftover fur from the Fur Christmas Wreath I came up with another idea to make a Christmas Fur Ball. I love those decorative balls/orbs they are all over my house. Although I made this for Christmas I think I could use it year round. This is another cheap and easy project that I completed as part of my Blog’s First Christmas. Make sure you check out the other DIY projects I completed. For the Fur Ball project you will need the following supplies.
Foam ball – I got mine from the Dollar Tree
Hot glue gun
Start by spray painting your foam ball. This may not be necessary depending on the color of the fur you are using. I used white fur and when I placed it over the foam ball I could see the pink show through. So I spray painted it. After the spray paint dried I measured around the perimeter of the ball and cut a piece of fur a little longer than the perimeter.
I then cut off a strip about 1-2 inches wide. Using the glue gun I glued the strip to the ball in sections, pressing the fur onto the ball until the glue dried, probably about 30 seconds.
Here is a different view of the fur glued around the perimeter.
Next I measured the perimeter of the uncovered section of the ball, only half way around. I cut the fur, glued it and repeated it on the other side. Then I filled in the remaining sections by cutting the fur the shape of the sections of what areas still needed to be covered with the fur.
I did this until the whole ball was covered with fur. I brushed the fur in all different directions to fluff it up. This adds dimension and it helps to cover up the seams where the sections were glued together.
Here is the fur ball with my Noel Wood Blocks.
This project has inspired me to think of many other projects to do with the foam balls using various other materials and embellishments. I am excited to try some in the future…after the rush of the holidays is over.