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Felted Wool Apples for Fall

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Wool Felted Apples Tutorial - Bella Luna Toys

Nothing ushers in the autumn weather quite like an apple craft! Our dear friend Jillian Schatzman of Little Minds Creative put together this wonderful felted tutorial that you can use at home or give as gifts this school season.

Wool Felted Apples Tutorial - Materials - Bella Luna Toys

Materials:

Wool Roving Wool

Felting needles

Wool felting pad

Shears or scissors

Felt sheets

Craft glue (hot glue would also work)

Small twigs (I found wild grapevine to work well)

Basket of choice

Optional: finger protector or gloves

Step 1 - Wool Felted Apples Tutorial - Bella Luna Toys

Step 1

Choose the color of your apples, cut a piece of roving approximately 2 inches wide and three inches long. You can adjust the amount if you want the apples to be larger or smaller.

Step 2 - Wool Felted Apples Tutorial - Bella Luna Toys

Step 2

Using the felting needle to tuck the loose ends into the center. Gently pull the wool into the center and tuck. Always use a gentle pressing motion while using the needle, never a jabbing motion.

Step 3 - Wool Felted Apples Tutorial - Bella Luna Toys

Step 3

Teach little ones to use the needle slowly and cautiously. If you are not comfortable with them using it, you may create the apples and they may help with the twigs and leaves. Or you could use pre made wool balls or poms poms.

Step 4 - Wool Felted Apples Tutorial - Bella Luna Toys

Step 4

Continue to shape and poke the Apple with the needle. You can use you hands to shape and then poke some more. You can continuously poke the center to get the space where twig will go.

Step 5 - Wool Felted Apples Tutorial - Bella Luna Toys

Step 5

Once you have the desired apple shape, you can cut a small piece of twig for the stem.

Step 6 - Wool Felted Apples Tutorial - Bella Luna Toys

Step 6

Place a dot of glue in the center and press the twig into the glue. 

Once firmly in place, it will look like this:

Step 7 - Wool Felted Apples Tutorial - Bella Luna Toys

Step 8

Cut out a small leaf from the wool felt sheet, you could also make one out of the roving!

Step 8 - Wool Felted Apples Tutorial - Bella Luna Toys

Step 9

Place a small dab of glue on the underside of the leaf. Using the needle, gently place it as close to the stem as you can get it.

Placing the Stem - Wool Felt Apple - Bella Luna Toys

Step 10

Allow to dry and then create as many as you’d like to fill a basket! Use different Apple and leaf colors. These would be great for math manipulatives, color sorting, pretend play, even a gift!

Basket of Wool Felt Apples - Bella Luna Toys Blog

 

Thank you Jillian for such a beautiful craft! Be sure to follow her for more wonderful ideas on Instagram.

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