January 15, 2013

Wool Felted Fairy Garden

When I was doing some research for my Appa and Momo costumes for Halloween, I found this cute picture. I had never even heard of needle felting before, but after seeing what awesome things you could make, I had to attempt it.

I ordered some wool and supplies from The Silver Penny. They had a really good price on plain natural wool, so I decided to dye some of it myself with green Kool-Aid following this tutorial. It worked perfectly so I continued roughly following the rest of the tutorial to make a felted playscape for Ivy.

She was ecstatic Christmas morning to discover her very own fairy garden. The garden wouldn't be complete without fairies, of course, so I ordered these ones, as well as a bridge and boat.

Ivy also got this Melissa and Doug Treehouse to go along with the fairy garden.

The night before Christmas, Ivy asked so sweetly if Santa could bring something for Bunny. So how could he not?
I also tried making a few needle felted sculptures, like this Rudolph ornament.
And it's only natural to make a sheep out of wool, right?
Don't worry, Maren wasn't left out.
Making these girls happy is so worth it.


  1. Best mom EVER!! What an amazing gift! You are talented!

    1. Yeah, that's what I just want you to think. Haha, thanks anyway.

  2. Your fairy-scape is lovely. Needle felting is so cool. I used to be a Waldorf teacher, so I'm familiar with how to do it, but I've never seen a fairlyland like that. What a great idea. Natural fibers are so great for kids, too. I miss having a little one for these sorts of things. I used to make my son all sorts of toys, but he's too cool for that stuff now. I guess I could felt him some headphone covers or something :)

    1. Thanks Shell. Yes! felted headphone covers. Great idea.

  3. This is very impressive - I love it. Ivy must be having tons of fun with it. Maybe I can make it for Diana when I am done with her kitchen, haha!


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