How to Make Felted Easter Eggs

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Making Felt Easter Eggs is Easy! A great felting project for the Beginner.

Here’s a fun and unique way to decorate your Easter Eggs by covering them with colorful felted wool fabric rather than the traditional Easter Egg Dyes Tablets.

There are so many fun ways to decorate Easter Eggs with paint speckles and decoupage to printing with silk ties. Why not try something new this Easter with this fun wet wool felting technique?

 

Easter Egg decorated with Felted Wool

 

It may sound complicated but felting is actually really easy. Basically, all you are doing is wrapping a plastic Easter Egg with wool roving.  Then, you will apply warm water, soap and agitation which causes the wool fibers to adhere to each other.

As you continue to work with wool on the egg, the fibers bond together forming a layer of felt. Trust me, it’s easy!

By the way, this is a really great way for beginners to learn about the wool felting process. Plus, this is a fun Easter Egg craft for kids, too.

 

How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs, FiberArtsy.com

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Just a little background … a few years ago, when I first started getting serious about this blog, I shared a tutorial on how to cover Easter Eggs with felted wool.

 

Felted Easter Eggs

 

Yikes! Did you see it?? The tutorial itself is pretty good and accurate but the photos?? Ick!

Consequently, I decided to felt up a whole new batch of Easter Eggs to show you how pretty they can really be (and how much better are my photos now??).




 




By the way, if you are totally new to wet and needle felting, you may want to start with my Beginner’s Guide to Felting.

Also, here’s another great felting project for beginners: How to Make Felted Dryer Balls?

 

Felting Supplies:

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Wool Roving – Any kind (sheep, alpaca, etc)
Plastic Easter Eggs
Nylon Hose
Warm water & dish soap
Washer

For this tutorial I used this raw wool fiber and roving:

How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs, FiberArtsy.com





Wrap the Wool Around the Easter Egg

The step by step wet felting instructions are basically the same, regardless of  whether you use raw wool fiber or roving. Specifically, you wrap the Easter egg inside the wool.

Most importantly, you just need to make sure to cover each part of the plastic egg with a good, thick layer of the fiber.

(Hint: put a piece of tape all around the egg along the joint to keep it from coming apart)

First, you need to take a piece of roving and thin it out fairly evenly. Next, place one of the plastic eggs in the center and wrap the sheet of roving around it, tucking in the corners as much as you can.

Then you take a second strip of roving and wrap it around the egg in the opposite direction of the first layer. Just make sure the entire egg is completely covered. Tuck in any big lumps as those are harder to felt than thin areas.

 

Sheep Wool Roving for covering the Plastic Easter Egg

 

Wrap the wool around the Easter Egg

 

Covering the Easter Egg with Dyed Wool




Felting The Wool Around The Egg

Now you start the actual felting process. Begin by sprinkling the wool wrapped egg with warm, soapy water. Using your hands, work the water all the way into the fiber. At this point you can add decorations such as yarn or wool locks, if desired. Wet the yarn and/or decorations.

 

Add Water and Soap to Felt the Wool

 

(In the previous tutorial, I added yarn for decoration)
Decorate the Easter Egg with Yarn




Wash & Dry the Felted Egg

Work the fiber with your hands for a couple of minutes, just to begin the felting process.

Now, carefully place your felt eggs in the panty hose and tie a knot at the top of each one. Put them in the washing machine and with detergent and hot water and run through a normal wash cycle. 

 

Secure the wool around the easter egg for felting

 

Finally, when the washer is finished, take the eggs out and cut off the nylon hose. Lay them out to dry completely.

 

Easter Eggs felted with sheep wool

 

Here are the new Felted Easter Eggs

Hand Dyed Merino Sheep Wool in Turquoise to Burnt Orange:
Easter Egg Decorated with Felted Sheep Wool

 

“Marbled” Felt Easter Egg with Natural White Wool Roving and Black Fiber veining:
Marbled Easter Egg

 

Decorate Your Easter Eggs with Colorful Felted Wool



How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs, FiberArtsy.com

 

That’s all there’s to it. This is a great felting project for beginners or kids. Children are naturally great at wet felting and they love being able to play with soapy suds and wool.
Enjoy!
Annette
FiberArtsy

 

Related Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Natural Easter Egg Dye with Onion Skins (Marbled!)

Printing Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

Decorating Easter Eggs with Yarn

Easter Egg Decorating Ideas for Adults

How to Dye Yarn with Easter Egg Dyes

 

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Basic Wet Wool Felting
Nuno Felt Technique
Cobweb Felting
Lattice Method
3D or Resist
DIY Felted Dryer Balls
Wet Felted Easter Eggs
How to make Felted Soap

How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs with wool

 

Dyeing Easter Eggs with felted wool

 

How to Felt Easter Eggs

 

 

How to Make Felted Easter Eggs

 

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Comments

  1. Those are so pretty! Is it possible to use raw wool locks instead of roving when you wrap the egg up? I’ve never felted (except for sweaters in the washing machine to create boiled wool), but I love how it looks, so I’d love to try! I have a huge box of raw wool, so I was hoping I could use that! 🙂 Lisa
    P.S. Kudos on MUCH nicer photos! 🙂

    • Haha, thanks Lisa I’ve learned a lot! Yes, you absolutely can use raw locks. It may be a little trickier keeping them in place but they’ll felt just fine. Plus, locks should give your eggs a really nice texture. Share a photo, please!! 🙂

  2. So pretty! I really like the marbled look of the red-maroon-orange-pink one 🙂