Make a Few New Needle Felted Friends!

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

  • Scissors
  • Felting Needle
  • Low Temp Hot Glue Gun
  • Needle Nosed Pliers
  • One 2 1/2” Styrofoam Ball
  • Wool Roving
  • 20 Gauge Steel Wire
  • Styrofoam Knife (optional)


  1. Gather the tools and materials listed above.
  2. Cut off the sides of the styrofoam ball to create a shell shape.
  3. Felt the shell with light brown roving.
  4. To create a base so that snail stands upright, bend the wire to make an oval that is about 1 1/2” long.
  5. Felt the snail’s body and then felt the base around the wire oval.
  6. Now felt the base onto the snail’s body.
  7. Next, felt the snail’s tentacles and attach them to the head.
  8. Pull thin bunches of roving and felt onto the shell in a spiral pattern.
  9. Repeat on the opposite side.  
  10. Hot glue the shell onto the body


We found our wool roving from Benzie in dark brown, light brown and grey. 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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