Felt has always been one of our go-to materials to craft with, and our resident Queen of Cute designer Krista (the genius behind most of our felt animal stuffies) has done it again with this fabulous DIY felt toucan wall hanging. It is wonderful for adding a little tropical touch to your seasonal decor, or it can be the start of creating a tropical themed nursery or special event. Make the toucan as a wall hanging like we did, or simply make the stuffie as a cute friend for your favorite little one!
- Sewing Needle
- Straight Pins
- Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun
- Ironing Board
- Pressing Cloth
- Wool Felt (white, black, blush, tea rose, sun teal, sea green, olive)
- Matching Embroidery Floss (black, white, yellow, coral)
- 10″ Embroidery Hoop
- 10.5″ Wooden Dowel
- Iron-On Fusible Interfacing
- Yellow Marker
- Cotton Pipe Cleaner
Find our printable instructions at the bottom of the post, then follow along with our felt toucan photo tutorial for a visual guide to this project!
Because this is a decor project, we recommend using higher quality felt to make your felt toucan. We found all of our pure wool felt from A Child’s Dream Come True. Some of our other favorite felt sources are Felt on the Fly and Benzie Design. If you are looking for fusible interfacing recommendations, we usually use Heat n Bond or Stitch Witchery brands. Once you get to step 16, where you will be making the felt plumeria, follow our plumeria tutorial in this post. We sized the plumeria template down a bit to match the size of the other flowers on this wall hanging, but that part is up to you!
After you finish your tropical wall hanging, feel free to use some of the flower and botanical templates to create other projects! Browse our entire felt project collection for more inspiration, or tell us your project suggestions and requests in the comments below. We always love seeing how our projects can inspire you, so if you are trying out one of our projects, please share your photos with us using #DIYDreamingWithLia. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for glimpses into what we’re up to, or head to our membership page to become a part of our community of creatives. See you soon! ~ Lia & Team