If ANYONE wants a how-to on this, message or comment and I'll get to writing one up!
This was a super simple project that doesn't take long and helps to relieve stress.
Made for a friend who likes the University of Miami Hurricanes(UM) I personally do not condone the fanship of UM since I am a fan of the rival team, the University of Florida Gators (UF)
Gather your supplies.
â€¢Craft felt or felt in general
â€¢Circle stencils (paper or multicircle template/stencil like the green one in the photo)
â€¢Sharpie or other drawing utensil, or pins if you prefer not to make marks
â€¢Cut a circle about 5 Â½ inches or 14 cenimeters in diameter. Use a template for this if you have one.
â€¢OPTIONAL: You can stich a pattern or letters onto the center or this peice in general if you want to with a embroidery floss color of your choice.
â€¢Begin to stich around the edges, don't worry too much about spacing or making it totally neat. This edge will not be seen in the end.
â€¢Once you have stiched all around your circle leave your needle and thread attached and don't tie or not at this point.
â€¢Gently tug at the embroidery floss to create a loose bowl shape as seen in the picture to the left.
â€¢Gather a very full handful of polyfil.
â€¢NOTE: The more polyfil you use the more tension you'll feel when you squeeze your No Stress Stress Ball and it'll also be harder shove into the 'bowl' structure of felt.
â€¢Place the polyfil into your felt 'bowl.'
â€¢Hold in place with one hand.
â€¢Tug at the end of your embroidery floss to pull tight around the polyfil with your free hand.
â€¢Hold the floss tight and push the rest of the polyfil that is peaking out the top down into the ball.
â€¢While keeping it very taut take your needle and secure the area where the felt meets. Make a surgeon knots here if able.
â€¢Cut excess floss off.
â€¢Create or use another circle or whatever shape you chose for the top, it should be about 2 Â¼ inches or 5 Â½ cenimeters in diameter or width/height.
â€¢Cut out and place ontop of the ball.
â€¢OPTIONAL: You can stich a pattern or letters onto this top peice if you want to.
â€¢Begin to stich your top onto the ball with more embroidery floss of your choice.
â€¢Finish it off with a tidy knot.
â€¢Be neat, this is part of the visual part of the ball.
â€¢Finish off your stress ball by testing it out! Enjoy!