Felt- about 16 (Hobby Lobby sells them 4 for a $1, so its about $4 in total)
Ribbon (about 8 to 12 inches)
Styrofoam ball (sizes can vary, but the larger the size the more felt you need)
Scissors (small or large depends on how much pain you want to be in)
Circle for cut out
Marking pencil (or pen)
Items I used:
I got the pencil for it, but turns out felt sucks to write on, so I used a pen to make it easier to see.
You can use a cup, or canning top. If you use black you could use a canning top and stamp it on a white Ink Stamp to leave trace cut outs. Just have to be careful to make sure no white is left once you cut it out. Same thing for me with a dark pen on the blue felt.
First take any wrapping off styrofoam ball. Keep the ball away from the felt, as the styrofoam has a way of shedding.
Second I found it easiest to fold my felt in half horizontally and then in half again vertically. Tracing now will give you 4 circles and less work. I used a larger scissors to cut them out as it was thicker.
*Tip* Will cause pain in the hand if you use a small scissors for this part)
*Tip* I cut squares out of the extra felt to use for backing on pins I create. Waste not want not. No point in throwing away good felt.
I would say do as many as you feel your hand can take. I did a about 16 at a time to rest my hand.
Take a circle and fold it in half. Then fold it in half again. This will be what is pinned to the ball.
*Tip* Try going at an angle to create a more secure pinning.
*Tip* Pin as close to the over end as to not push aside the felt petals.