Bring Hope & Joy to Your Home

A vibrant red cardinal is the ideal felt bird to make for the holiday season—not just because of its color but because it symbolizes hope, love, pride, focus, and energy. For the body of our felted cardinal bird, we used a 3″ egg-shaped foam ball. Foam balls can be replaced with the core wool and it will keep your needles sharper longer.

We covered it in wool felt roving, and then we attached it to the foam ball using a roving needle.

The head of our felted cardinal bird is made by creating a ball out of the wool roving felt and the wings are made from a little bit of felt fabric in two shades of red. His feet are made with floral wire. We assembled everything using a low-temperature glue gun.

To make this cute little fella for the holidays, you can follow our DIY tutorial below. Make an entire flock of felted cardinal birds for your tree or just make the one for your holiday mantel, give him as a gift, or keep him all to yourself! Either way, making this felted cardinal bird is sure to bring you plenty of joy this holiday!

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Photo tutorial for red felted cardinal bird by Lia Griffith

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