Watch video tutorial here:
Needle Felted Little Birds
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
When doing needle felting, pierce your needle straight into the object (don’t bend the needle) to avoid the needle from breaking.
Prepare 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.
To 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 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.