Oooohhhh. . . Aaaahhhh. . . Those are the sounds that automatically pop out of my mouth when I look at these adorable turtle doves. The second bird in foam ball and felt series that we are creating and after making the first, I knew this simple but gorgeous bird needed a mate. You can follow our step-by-step tutorial below to make a set for your holiday decor. Simply download the pattern at the end of the post for all of the felt wing, tail and beak pieces. To start the project you will need a foam egg ball (foam balls can be replaced with the core wool and it will keep your needles sharper longer) and roving felt which you can find at a craft or yarn store. We also use a special felting needle and foam piece that you will find where they sell the roving felt.
- Lia Griffith Felting Pad
- Lia Griffith Needle Felting Needle Holder
- Lia Griffith Felting Needles – pack of 6
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Craft Scissors
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Paint Brush
- Needle Felting Roving Wool – Natural White and Grey
- Wool Blend Felt – White, Dove, and Black
- 2.5″ Foam Egg or Needle Felting Core Wool
- Black Beads
- 18-Gauge Green Floral Wire
- Black Paint
Make sure you share your creations with us on our Facebook page or with #liagriffith or #MadeWithLia on Instagram or Twitter. We love to see your work! ~ Lia
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
I’m loving that your using your fabulous creative talents to branch out from just flowers, which I DO LOVE, but how cute and fun are these birdies!!
So glad you love these!
This is precious and absolutely perfect for the holiday season!!
Yay I am so glad to hear you like it!!
We have doves nesting at our place at the moments, this is a very sweet pair!
So glad you like them!!
Lia, what am I doing wrong? I try to make a copy of your directions…for instance, these adorable Turtle Doves…….and my printer stops printing after the 4th step!! I’ve not been able to get a complete copy of any of your on-screen projects. This is the first time I’m writing…..since I’m so frustrated at not being able to get all the directions for your great projects.
I hope there’s a simple solution?????? Thanks – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your ideas!
I am so sorry to hear this!! I know that you are able to print the photo tutorials just by clicking on the photo and then printing that page. There could definitely be issues with using the amount of ink that the photo tutorials require. This is something I am working on! I’m hoping in the near future to include a printable materials and instructions list for all of our projects 🙂 I think this would clear up a lot of issues that people are having and just generally make things easier! Thank you so much for your support 🙂