Friday, November 11, 2016

Making Felted Wool Acorns

Wool crafts- so many to choose from!

This week I have been making felted wool acorns. It is a simple, fun project that requires just a few supplies.

Wool Roving
Acorn tops
Hot Water and Soap
Hot Glue Gun

You start by making small wool balls with the roving. To make the ball, take a small piece of roving and wrap it around your finger. After pulling the roving off your finger,  wrap another small piece of roving around that, going in the opposite direction.

Take the roving and dip into hot/warm water.(squeeze out excess water) 
 Add a drop of dish soap to the roving. (it helps with the felting process)

When you first start felting the wool into a ball, you want to do it very gently,
 rolling the wool in the palm of your hands.

 As the wool starts to felt you can start adding more pressure. 
I use my fingers to smooth out any lines. If needed you can wet your hands as you are felting.

After making your wool balls-Rinse them in water. 
Use a towel to remove some of the excess water, and let air dry.

After they dry, hot glue the wool balls into the acorn top.

If you would like to make ornaments or plan on making a garland, you can use a drill and put two holes in the acorn top..  Place the string into the holes in the acorn from the top. Knot the string. (I used hemp)  The wool ball is glued into the acorn top, which covers the knot.

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  1. Those are fabulous! I've never felted wool. There are some way cute things. I recently saw an adorable little snowman. Are the kids helping you?

  2. Eco-friendly too! Love it! So cute, thanks for sharing how to make those. I love making tree ornaments.

  3. These are so cute! I know I have plenty of fleece lying around just waiting for me to do something with it. :)

  4. What a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for sharing your process with us. I think these would look great on my Christmas tree and I do have a bit of wool to use ;-)
    Have a great week,

  5. How cute are these? They will be great on a Christmas tree with the colors you picked.

  6. Your felted acorns are really adorable! Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!!

  7. Oh what a cute idea!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  8. These are adorable! very clever - an easy touch that brings great impact. Thank you for sharing this tutorial
    Stopping by from Simple Homestead Blog Hop today where I'm your neighbor :)


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