Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Felted Easter Eggs

It's that "Hoppy" time of year and Spring is in the air, so we are going to make felted Easter eggs.

What you will need:

Foam Pad
Wool roving
Felting needle

To start you will need a clump of roving.  If you are unsure how much wool you will need, start small.  You can always add more woll.  Lightly pull the roving apart. 

Never cut the wool!  You know how long hair gets tangled, but short hair does not?  Think of your wool as long hair and learn to love the tangles.  BTW- Tangled is a cute little movie. 

Fluff the wool by pulling the layers lightly.

Next, roll the roving into a tight, round barrel shape.  As you are rolling tuck in the ends.

Needle the surface of the rolled-up wool.  Always insert the needle straight down and pull straight up.  In other works, in and out.  Since the felting needle is extremely thin, it is very easy to snap.  The needle is also VERY sharp, so watch your fingers.

While you jab, sculpt into an egg shape.  Your egg will become firm.
Once your egg is firm you can add the decorations.  Take thin layers of roving and jab into egg in your desired pattern.  Because the egg is already firm, there is no point to insert the needle all the way in.  

Here are a couple of extra friends.

It's so much more friendly with two.
Winnie the Pooh


  1. I love your felted eggs! I really want to try this!

  2. I'm hopping from Lolly Jane!!I'm so glad I found your blog!! I love your felted eggs!!! You make it seem so easy, when actually it's not!!!
    I'm following now, I want to see more:-)
    Thanks for sharing:-)

  3. They are really sweet, so much more child- friendly that the usual decor you can buy (plastic? Thanks, there's enough of the stuff already!) and fun to make. I like them!

  4. i love the eggs! i heart wool,these are cute. thanks for partying at Type A!

  5. wow, I didn't even know these craft items existed! felting wool and needles? Your eggs are beautiful!

  6. Thank you for linking this up as well with {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}


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