Hey, Easter bunny – here’s how to needle felt an Easter egg

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.)

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Bright Felted Eggs by Rebekah Meier.

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.

Easy felting tutorial for Easter eggs

Pastel Felted Easter Eggs by Rebekah Meier.

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!

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Bright Bowl of Felted Eggs by Debra Quartermain.

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?

Happy crafting.

Sharon

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11 Responses to Hey, Easter bunny – here’s how to needle felt an Easter egg

  1. CraftyB says:

    Love the felted eggs! Great texture and color.

  2. I am inspired to give it a go Thanks 🙂

  3. Debbie Kaste says:

    I never thought of doing this! What a great idea. So pretty!

  4. LisaM says:

    Those are so neat. This one craft I still want to try. I keep telling myself to dabble that way.

    • Sharon says:

      Indeed, I think this is a good way to give needle felting a try. It’s a small project, so it’s not going to take a lot of time & money. Let me know if you try it, Lisa. Sharon

  5. anne haun says:

    I have never tried this – looks like fun!

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