Needle Felted Little Birds


needle felted birdies

Watch video tutorial here:

Needle Felted Little Birds

Make: 1

Materials & Supplies:
1. Mini felt Easter Eggs (click here for the tutorial to make)
2. Wool – same color as the egg, small amount
3. Wool – black, tiny amount (you can use black felt too)
4. Felt – red, approx. 1/4″ x 1/2″
5. Felt – pink, approx. 2″x 1″
6. Felting needle – small
7. Felting sponge / foam block
8. Scissors

When doing needle felting, pierce your needle straight into the object (don’t bend the needle) to avoid the needle from breaking.

felted birdies suppliesPrepare and get ready all the tools and materials needed as listed above.
The grey sponge underneath the table is the foam block for needle felting. It is needed to prevent needle for breaking when it pierce into it.

Cut the pink felt into half. Fold 1 piece into half and cut out a heart shape. Repeat the same to cut out another heart.
Place the heart felt onto the egg with the bottom of the heart pointing to the bottom of the egg. Needle felt it in place.
Repeat the same to the other heart onto the other side of the egg.

felt beakTo make the beak, fold the red felt into triangle by inverting the top 2 corners in then fold it into half.
Lightly needle felt it to hold the shape. Your needle will pierce into the sponge.

attach bird beakAttach the red beak onto the bottom of the egg to resemble the little birdie.

Split the black wool into 2 small equal parts. Needle felt each onto the the face of the birdies. Just do swallow jab for the eyes as you don’t want the black wool get to deep into the face.

Finally, to make the tail, simply roll some wool on the needle (the part that has barbs). Slide the needle up and down to tangle the wool and bind them together. Be careful when you do this and don’t get your finger into the needle.
As long as your fingers are kept away from the tip of the needle, it is safe to do this. Just in case you don’t like this method, you can always replace this process with wet felting method. Simply shape the wool into tail shape with water and soup. Wait for it to dry for before continue the next step.

Position the tail onto the birdie, needle felt to attach it in place.

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  1. love it soooooo much !!!!Where u get colourful wool from?

  2. I bought them from craft shops, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Penang. You can buy them from online shop too.

  3. TQ 4 d info.

  4. Hi!! I just happened to check ur website…. WOW WOW i went through ur cool projects …..all ur projects have a fresh look and it’s soo inspiring. Love the felt birds. Gr8 work.

  5. These are way too adorable Joanne!

  6. These are adorable. I thought felting was made by using felt (like the little squares) I didn’t know it was wool. These are really cute. Adding to my things to try list. Thanks for the wonderful tutorials.

  7. Well your off to great start. The little birdies are adorable (-;

  8. These are just too cute! I haven’t done needle felting before but I am excited to try it out! I want to make a few of these for my daughter’s room. Thanks so much for sharing. I featured this over on my blog 🙂

  9. Awwww….. that’s sooooo cute!!

  10. These are so cute. I need to buy some wool roving and try making my own. I just pinned the project. I can’t wait to try them.

  11. I have tried wool felting but every time I do my needle breaks right away. I’ve spend too much on needles without getting hardly any felting done. Any suggestions. I’m using the foam type of block to felt into not the brush kind Does it make a difference what surface you put under your work?

    • There are many possibility like the size of your needle, the angle when you poke the wool roving, how hard your poke your needle etc…. I broke my needle once too because I poked it too hard, I bent the needle and broke it. I am using foam block.

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  13. Thank you for this needle felted chick. So cute.

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