Having got the idea of how to do needle felting, it’s time to make a start on some easy, straightforward projects. Actually get to grips with the craft and make your first felted item. Once you’ve started producing your own items, you’ll soon get inspired to make your own designs but meanwhile to help you gain confidence and experience, we’ve put together some easy projects to help get you going.
Here’s a short tutorial showing you how to make a needle felted mushroom. It guides you through every step, demonstrating how to work the wool. As the tutorial is in video format, you can easily press the “pause” button if you want to work your own mushroom at the same time and not get left behind. I can just picture a group of these little fellas mixed into a bowl of decorative dried seed heads for an attractive autumn feel.
Needle Felting Kits
One really easy way to get started on a project is to buy a needle felting kit. This not only gives you everything you need to complete the task: the wool, felting needle, felting mat, embroidery needle and thread but easy to follow, step by step instructions.
We’ve spotted a needle felting kit for making this rather cute hedgehog and think this would be a great way to get going with your new craft. If you are interested in having a go at this yourself, you can buy the kit here.
The completed hedgehog measures 6.5 x 6.5 cms and will take around 4 hours to make.
This next video shows you how to make some really pretty little needle felted flowers. It’s just under 7 minutes’ long so doesn’t take up too much time to watch. The trick here is to use mini cookie cutters to create the basic flower shape. If you don’t already have any suitable cutters in your baking drawer, then try these star shaped cutters from Amazon which should do the trick nicely.
Once you’ve got the basics of felting these mini flowers, I’m sure you can find a myriad of uses for them! They would make a really great addition to a beautifully wrapped gift – I can just see them as embellishments, perhaps in bright spring colours, for an Easter gift, for example. Or how about using them on your homemade birthday cards? A glass bowl filled with these flowers in a mixture of shapes would really liven up a coffee table or sideboard. If you have a go at making these little flowers, do get in touch and share your photos of how you’ve used them in your finished projects.