These cute felted snails are yet another one of designer Jessica’s magical felt masterpieces. She’s made it easy for you to create your very own felted forest dwellers with a set of easy-to-follow instructions and a photo tutorial. Enjoying making these felted snails? Try creating our Tiny Felted Toadstools, Felt Butterflies and Felted Log & Tiny Mushrooms too! Let your felted forest family flourish!
Tools & Materials
- Lia Griffith Needle Felting Needle Holder
- Lia Griffith Felting Needles – pack of 6
- Lia Griffith Felting Pad
- Low Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle Nosed Pliers / Wire Cutters
- One 2 1/2” Styrofoam Ball or Needle Felting Core Wool
- Needle Felting Roving Wool – Truffle, Natural Medium, and Fog
- 20 Gauge Steel Wire
- Styrofoam Knife (optional)
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut off the sides of the styrofoam ball to create a shell shape. The foam balls can be replaced with the core wool and it will keep your needles sharper longer.
- Felt the shell with light brown roving.
- To create a base so that snail stands upright, bend the wire to make an oval that is about 1 1/2” long.
- Felt the snail’s body and then felt the base around the wire oval.
- Now felt the base onto the snail’s body.
- Next, felt the snail’s tentacles and attach them to the head.
- Pull thin bunches of roving and felt onto the shell in a spiral pattern.
- Repeat on the opposite side.
- Hot glue the shell onto the body
When felting these snails, the styrofoam knife is optional – it can also be substituted for an X-acto knife. Figure out what’s most comfortable for your crafting process!
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Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.