I mean, I like dyed eggs and all, but here’s another creative way to decorate your eggs. Let’s change it up this year and try a few felted eggs. To help, I’m sharing three different tutorials for felting eggs, from bold and bright to sweet pastels. Just click on the photos to link to the tutorials. (Don’t miss the Felted Spring Chick from earlier this week.)
The felted eggs start with an egg of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. You cover the egg with wool fibers, called roving, and then attach the roving to the egg with a felting needle. (A little side note – felting is how our ancestors first made cloth, long before weaving was invented.) Rebekah Meier designed the colorful Needlefelted Easter Eggs above, and the Pastel Felted Eggs below.
Here’s a different take on the felted eggs by Debra Quartermain. She even felted a large, 6” ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam to make a bowl to hold her felted eggs!
A word of warning – be sure your wool roving is out of reach of any four-footed friends in your house. Our little pup doesn’t typically chew and shred his toys, but when he found our felted bunny, he went wild and tore it apart! I think a canine nose finds the scent of roving pretty irresistible.
Have you ever felted? Are you inspired to try?