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.
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.