Audrey and I saw these cute little guys in a wonderful country store. Here's how to make one.
You'll need a 2 1/2" round styrofoam ball, two 1/2" strips of white muslin, a cool-melt gun, black and orange paints, a child's paintbrush.
Carefully wind a strip around the ball while just slightly overlapping the previous strip. I'm using a tan fabric here so you can see what I'm doing. There is no need to put glue on the start of the first strip; the texture of the styrofoam will hold it in place.
Cut any loose threads as you wind; do not pull them. Finish the first strip on the bottom of the ball trimming extra fabric if necessary. Overlapping the end of the first strip, start winding the second strip. You don't need to glue the end to start; just hold it with your finger.
When you've wound the ball completely, trim the end of the strip so that you finish at the bottom of the ball. Here is where you will want to put a dab of glue. At this point, you will thank me for recommending a cool-melt gun rather than a hot glue gun.
To paint the face, pour a small amount of black paint onto a bit of waxed paper. Dip the end of the paintbrush (not the brush end), into the paint. Steady your hand with your little finger on the ball, and make a dot for each eye and the smile. Be sure to dot on the strip of fabric and not on the edge.
We saw a glass cylinder filled with these little heads and an evergreen wreath with the heads tucked here and there. Really cute!