Felting Fit for a Forest Fairy

This adorable felted log and tiny mushrooms are just a little bit more of designer Jessica’s felt magic in action. She’s made it easy for you to create your very own felted forest decor with a step-by-step photo tutorial and a set of straightforward instructions. If you enjoy making this project, why not start a whole collection of felted forest fun? Try our Tiny Felted Toadstools, our Felt Butterflies, and our Felted Snails (coming next week!!) 

Tools & Materials

  • Scissors
  • Felting Needle
  • Low Temp Hot Glue Gun
  • Two 2 1/2” Styrofoam Balls
  • One 3 1/2” Styrofoam Ball
  • Two White Pipe Cleaners (we used 6 mm jumbo size)
  • Wool Roving in dark brown, light brown, grey, white, light green
  • Felt in dark green (for leaf)
  • Styrofoam Knife (optional)

Steps

  1. Gather the tools and materials listed above.
  2. Cut off the sides of the large styrofoam ball to create a rough log shape.
  3. Shape the log by rolling it with your palm. Leave one side flat.
  4. Now felt the dark brown roving around the log.
  5. Next, felt the light brown roving on either end of the log.
  6. Felt the dark brown tree rings on both ends.
  7. Felt the small tree limb and glue on tiny leaves.
  8. Cut the small styrofoam balls in half. Cut 3 lengths of pipe cleaner (about 2”, 2 1/2”, 3 1/2”)
  9. Felt the white roving on the flat sides of the mushroom caps.
  10. Felt the grey and light green roving on the tops of the mushroom caps.
  11. Poke holes in the caps and the log, insert pipe cleaners, and glue.
  12. Trim the fuzz off the surfaces and bend the mushroom stems slightly.

Sources

For this project, Jessica found white pipecleaners from A Child’s Dream. She used wool roving from Benize in dark brown, light brown, grey, white, light green. 

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