Here is a great way to use up some of your fiber that you have left over from other fiber projects. Make a needle felted crown!
What you will need:
A crown shaped cookie cutter
Felting needles or a Clover Felting tool
A Clover Felting Mat or a piece of thick foam
Embroidery floss and an embroidery needle
a tiny satin rose
optional - any other embellishments that you would like to add such as buttons, sequins, etc.
1. Place your cookie cutter on top of your Clover felting mat or a thick piece of foam
2. Place some fiber into your cookie cutter.
3. Using your Clover Needle Felting Tool or felting needle begin to poke gently at the fiber, being careful not to hit your felting tool on your cookie cutter. Watch out for your fingers!! Those felting needles hurt so be extra careful! Ask me how I know........
4. Continue poking your fiber with your needle felting tool or felting needle, turning it over and poking your felting tool on both sides until the fibers have felted together nicely.
5. Now make a second felted crown.
6. Enjoy the stress relief that all of that jabbing and punching is freeing you of!
7. Embroider, add beads, and a tiny satin rose, or other embellishments if you would like such as buttons, sequins, etc. I only embellished one side of the crown because I wanted to add a pin back to the back side of the crown so that it could be worn as a brooch or to be able to use it as a removable embellishment to a bag, scarf or whatever.
8. Place the two crowns together. I took a single felting needle to slightly felt the two hearts together, a bit.....being careful to not jab my felting needle into my embroidered design, beads or little satin rose.
9. Sew the two crowns together using a blanket stitch or whatever stitch you would like to use.
10. Sew a pin back to the backside of the heart if you want to make it into a brooch or a removable embellishment that you can pin onto a scarf, hat, bag or whatever!
Have fun and happy needle felting!