Needle felting (or dry felting, as it is also known) is a modern twist on the ancient craft of felt making. It is one of the oldest known fibre crafts, where you compress and matte the felt fibres together to create a dense form. Throughout history, this craft was performed to create blankets, yurts and even footwear, but now, many people enjoy making decorative pieces, like wall hangings or figurines. It’s a very hands-on and creative craft, so whether you’re a beginner or an expert, check out the links below for a bit of inspiration!
Needle Felting Basics For Beginners – if you’re brand new to this craft, this video should be your first port of call. It shows you the basic supplies and materials you need to get started, as well as a simple step-by-step tutorial for an easy project!
Needle Felted Owl – here’s another great video for beginners that features a tutorial on how to make an adorable owl figure.
How To Make A Felted Poppy – this tutorial on the Hobbycraft website is perfect for making your own Remembrance Day brooch.
Felted Heart Garland – the garland that you make from this tutorial would make a great gift to hang in a bedroom!
Cute Unicorn Needle Felting Tutorial – speaking of gifts, this little unicorn would make the perfect stocking filler.
Fun And Funky Felted Journal Cover – this project is a little different as it uses wet felting, but we loved the finished product so much that we just had to share.
Needle Felted Butterfly – this project would look beautiful on display and as butterflies come in such a range of colours and varieties, you could have a lot of fun with it!
Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments – by following along with this tutorial, you can make sweet mitten decorations for your Christmas tree.
Needle Felted Fruit Cake – even the kitchen needs the odd ornament to spruce it up a little, so you could make this cute little cake to add a pop of colour to the space!
Needle Felted Mushroom Terrarium – house plants and terrariums are all the rage at the minute, so by making this project, you can have all the colour and fun of having a plant without having to take care of it.