Monday, November 29, 2010

How to make felted wool acorns - Monday Tutorial

Felted wool acorns are ideal for decorating homes, offices, back yards and even a Christmas tree. They make our homes look cozy and welcoming. Felted acorns are quite popular and one can buy them either on the Internet or at a farmer's market. But how about creating a few wool felted acorns yourself?

A sunny winter day is ideal for a stroll in a park and almost every park in America has oak trees. Don't just spare your walk! Collect a few large acorn cups that will be later used for creating felted acorns at home!
wool acorns
So how do we start?
Since we already have a few acorn tops we will now need some felting wool. It can be purchased on the internet or in any Ben Franklin store in your city. Apart from wool we will need regular soap and hot water. I usually try to use wool of as many colors as I can find as it helps to create a whole array of multicolored, bright and vivid acorns.

The creation process starts with felting. I normally take a small piece of wool make it into a soft ball, wet it with hot water and add some soap to it. After squeezing and rolling the ball between my palms for good 10 to 15 minutes wetting it and adding soap from time to time I get a felted firm ball that could be gently squeezed into an oval to look like an acorn.
felted acorns multicolor
Hang on! We are almost done! The last step is to connect our acorn cups to felted wool ovals. To do this we will need to make holes in our acorn cups. To connect acorn cups I use a mercerized cotton thread. This type of thread is very strong. Chances are slim it will ever tear apart. The thread enables us to hang acorns anywhere we like.
wool felted acorns
I personally like acorns to be of different shapes and sizes. They look genuine as they pretty much are. Bright wool colors make them look festive and jolly. Felted wool acorns are beautiful, durable and could be used in many ways. They add color and style to one's house and make it look cozy and friendly. They are a perfect gift for anyone you love or care about!

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This article was written by TonyaUtkina at CityCrochet

19 comments:

jezek said...

Thank you, Tonya!
wonderful post!

allmadewithlove said...

Very nice tutorial! Thank you, Tonya!
Best wishes,
Lora

FleetingStillness said...

very interesting!

daimblond said...

great article! very interesting!

parshava said...

Very interesting tutorial! Thank you for great idea to use acorns!!!

SocksAndMittens said...

Wonderful idea, I am going to try to make these!

GalaFilc said...

Interesting article about felting

svetusha said...

Very interesting lesson! Thank you, Tonya! I really like it! So entertaining! Rather, I want to do it!

Jane_Bo said...

Very usefull tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

WoolSolution said...

That's a wonderful idea for crafting with kids! Thanks for sharing

hobbiness said...

Very nice! I'm going to make them for my Christmas tree. Thank you!

IrinaN said...

Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing. :)

YanArt said...

Nice acorns! Thanks for sharing!

Fine said...

Lovely!

Helene Dalmar said...

Thank you, Tonya!
Nice!

zara_bezbazara said...

Wonderful tutorial!
Thank you, Tonya!

magic-felt said...

Great tutorial! Thanks, I'm glad be here!

Mrs Minton makes... said...

fantastic tutorial, just begun a felt making course, now i'm really inspired!!!!

claudia said...

Thanks for this tip!

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