Holiday Craft: Felted Vegetable Ornaments
I have a confession. I have never felted before. I have wanted to try it for awhile now, but I just didn't know what to create. Then it dawned on me. Our Christmas tree is filled with many homemade ornaments. Each one tells a story or brings back fond memories. This was the perfect setting for trying my hand at felting.
I started out with these ornaments made with pre-made felted balls. I wanted to keep this project simple, given the sheer fact that I was new to this craft.
Overall, I picked up needle felting rather quickly. These were fun to make and I think they add an adorable touch of garden whimsy to the tree this year.
- Pre-made felt balls
- Felting needle
- Garden kneeling bench or thick piece of foam- for felting surface
- Baker's twine
- Sewing needle
Take a peek at the gallery below for the step by step tutorial to make all four of these felted ornaments:
Adding Felting Wool
You will need to work on a thickly padded surface. A foam garden kneeling bench works nicely. Begin by wrapping the felting wool around the felt ball and inserting the felting needle in and out of the ball. Work your way around the ball moving the needle in and out of the ball until you are satisfied with the size.