Easter Eggstravaganza: Springtime, needlefelted Easter eggs

Before I share the tutorial for these Needlefelted Easter Eggs, I thought I’d share a little ancient history. (I find it fascinating and I hope you do, too.) Long before people were spinning, weaving and knitting fibers together, people were making fabric for clothes and shelter by felting fibers to form a dense felt. In fact, the oldest, felted fabric dates back to 6300 B.C. How cool is it that today’s Felted Eggs share in a tradition that’s thousands of years old? Fortunately, making these Pastel, Needlefelted Easter Eggs is a lot easier!

Here's an easy way to try needle felting (and it's not hard) -- DIY these pastel Easter Eggs with tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.comty

Pastel, Needle Felted Easter Eggs by Rebekah Meier.

The tutorial for these pretty, Needlefelted Easter Eggs does not include hunting and gathering, or shaping your needle from an old bone, promise! (Thanks to Living Felt for the history lesson.)

To make the Pastel, Needlefelted Easter Eggs, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 2” Eggs
  • Wool roving in pastel colors, plus tiny bits of black and orange
  • Satin ribbon, ¼” wide, in coordinating colors
  • Fabric glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; heavyweight felting needle* (Rebekah used the Clover Needle Felting Tool); ruler; straight pins

*Note: Felting needles are extremely sharp; use caution at all times. The higher the needle number, the finer the needle and the smaller the hole left in project.

To make the Pastel, Needlefelted Easter Eggs:

1. Loosely cover an egg in blue roving, and felt the roving into the balls by repeatedly inserting the needle into the foam over and over again. This locks the fibers in place, and they’ll hold tight to the egg without glue. Add more roving as needed for a smooth, solid look.

2. Repeat Step 1 to cover remaining eggs with yellow, pink, green and white roving as shown.

3. Add the details to each egg:

I love polka dots for Easter! Easy needle felting idea on CraftsnCoffee.com.

To make the polka dots, felt small balls of roving onto the egg.

Blue egg: Roll small pieces of roving into balls, and felt the balls onto the egg.

Green egg: Felt long, thin, vertical stripes onto the green egg, and then add two horizontal stripes around the egg, creating a plaid pattern.

Yellow egg: Shape a small, flat heart from pink roving and felt it on to the egg.

Pink egg: Roll one small yellow ball and six small blue balls from the roving, and felt the balls to the egg to form a flower.

This is so sweet! And it's easy enough for anyone to make these needle felted eggs. CraftsnCoffee.com

Lightly felt the wing onto the duck, so that the wing has some dimension.

White egg: Felt a ball of yellow roving onto the egg for the duck’s head. Shape a half-circle of yellow roving and needlefelt to the egg for the body. Shape a smaller tear drop for the wing, and loosely needlefelt it to the body. Keep it loose, so the wing has some dimension. Needlefelt a tiny bit of orange for the duck’s bill, and a tiny black ball for the eye.

4. Cut 6″ ribbon length for each hanger. Glue and pin ends to tops of eggs. Tie small bows, and glue over the pins.

I have one more tutorial planned for the Easter Eggstravaganza, so don’t miss next week. I hope you’ve been following each day, and leaving a comment, too. Each comment you leave is another entry in the Most Eggscellent giveaway of Crafts, Coffee and Candy: 

  • One dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • A $25 gift card to your favorite craft store (choose from Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores or Hobby Lobby)
  • A craft apron
  • Starbuck’s Via Coffee
  • Easter candy!

(Note: The winner will receive all of the goodies in the basket, but not the basket.)

Sweet! Win these goodies during the Easter Eggstravaganza on Crafts 'n Coffee! (Basket not included.) CraftsnCoffee.com.

Happy Easter Egg Crafting.

Sharon   

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42 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza: Springtime, needlefelted Easter eggs

  1. CraftyB says:

    I love the needle felted eggs!! They have that fuzzy baby bunny look. What a great Easter project!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! Do you subscribe to Martha Stewart Living? I just rec’d my April issue and she’s featured felted eggs, too, made with the same technique. So fun! Sharon

  2. kim says:

    I havn’t needle felted in awhile, you have inspired me!!!

    • Sharon says:

      This is a quick & easy way to get back into it. You’ll find you need less wool roving, too. Glad you’re going to give it a whirl again. Happy crafting. Sharon

  3. I have been lurking all day waiting for the final eggstravaganza post but it is 11:47pm on Monday night and I am going to have to log off for the night! Will check back first thing in the morning!!

  4. Katiria says:

    I didn’t konw felt fabrics were so old, LOL These eggs are adorable.

  5. Jessica Weyrowske says:

    These are very pretty. I’ve never felted before, but I might have to try!

  6. dani says:

    I’ve never seen anything like these! They are gorgeous!

    (I checked and, at least right now, the same Clover needle felting tool is less expensive on Amazon. They also have a large selection of wool roving in assorted colors.)

  7. Angie Dyer says:

    Cute and creative! A friend of mine enjoys felting. She also makes flowers that are felted. These would be lovely addition to the Easter Eggs.

  8. Sara Tanner says:

    these are adorable. I’ve wanted to try needle felting for a while now. I just need to complete a few more projects I’ve been working on before I can go to that. I just love what you can do with this craft.

  9. studiorose says:

    Oh, so pretty! I have needle-felting supplies, but haven’t done it for some time. These eggs look really easy and turn out so great!

  10. Lorrie Koenig says:

    I just loved these eggs. Thanks for the great directions and pics. I am saving and hope to make some myself.

  11. Debbie Kaste says:

    I love these eggs as they are simply beautiful. Not sure which one is my favorite as I love them all!

  12. Senrayl says:

    ~ive used felt before, and its pretty fun to use! Thanks fr the tutorial! Ill try it during my easter hols :D

  13. LisaM6 says:

    Love the needle felting. That is one craft I have not tried yet. One day. The duck/chick is too cute. Great tut!

  14. I have been seeing lots of needle felting projects and always think “that has to be hard to do” but your tutorial makes me rethink that! I am now going to take the leap and get some of the wool roving and felting needles so I can give this a try.
    My New Year’s Resolution is to try things that are out of my comfort zone and this definitely meets that criteria!! I am actually looking forward to trying this because you have made it look quite simple. Thank you for the inspiration!

  15. Cookie says:

    Do you sell these?

  16. Barbara McGinnis says:

    Where can I find the animal print tissues that was on previous post?

  17. I can’t believe you have out done yourself again. Love these

  18. rfnancy says:

    I just had to tweet about these little Pastel Beauties~

    Nancy

  19. rfnancy says:

    Oh these Eggs are Gorgeous!! One of these days I will learn all about Needlefelting~

    Thank~You Nancy

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! This is a great starter project, and you’ll use less of the expensive wool roving when you felt on an egg of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Sharon

  20. pr46ct says:

    I have never done any felting but will be trying these cute eggs .Looks like Jo Ann’s gets a visit this week-end for a stock up. Pat Rand

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Pat. This is a great project for learning how to needle felt. Good luck, and I hope you’ll share a photo of your felted eggs. Happy crafting. Sharon

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