When it comes to learning new crafting techniques, we are always down for a challenge. We also, however, really like to keep track of what’s trending and try our hand at whatever our friends are currently loving as well. Recently, we’ve had a number of friends start to take up needle felting and now we can’t resist the urge to try it ourselves as well! That’s why we’ve had our eyes peeled for simple needle felting resources for beginners that might help us get started and making a few cute, easy things.
Just in case you love the idea of trying needle felting for the first time with the help of the Internet just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Easy rounded animals for beginners
In the world of needle felting, making something round, circular, or spherical is usually the first step that experienced felters lead beginners towards because it’s the easiest shape to tackle. Beyond that, if you choose or make something like these little rounded animals from Maqaroon, the effect is that what you’re making also looks chubby and adorable!
2. Easy sleeping fox
Perhaps you’re still learning but you’re not necessarily a first time felter and you’ve really been feeling intent on making yourself something that has more shapes to it rather than just rounded circles? Well, particularly is you’re still loving the animal theme we talked about above, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Wishing Shed made this simple sleeping fox.
3. Kawaii peas in a pod
Are you actually still hoping to create something rounded and kawaii looking but you’ve been making animals a lot in your crafting endeavours lately and now you’d really like to try something else? Then we have a feeling you might get a kick out of the way Marie’s Kawaii World made these funny, happy looking little peas in a felted pod.
4. Easy Pusheen felted plushie
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to learn how to felt something from scratch, would you rather make something cute that’s also easily recognizable to other people, like a character? Well, especially if you’re a lover of Internet cats, then we think you’ll adore this felted Pusheen tutorial from Madi Unnie just as much as we did!
5. Easy felted kawaii toast
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making funny felted kawaii food but you’re just not sure peas are really the direction you’d like to take things in? Then perhaps you’ll get along a little better with this adorable grinning toast concept instead! Marie’s Kawaii World shows you just how simple it is to make.
6. Simple needle felted bees
While we’re talking about animals and other living things, why not try something even smaller but equally adorable despite looking slightly closer to real life? We love the way Grey Fox Felting outlines the process, step by simple step, of making these lovely little bees complete with cut felt wings.
7. Little needle felted flowers
If you’re going to make lovely little needle felted bees, why not make them some equally fantastic needle felted flowers to land on? These adorable, soft little blossoms are a stellar projects because they’re created using very simple shapes but they also make a fantastic introductory project to the concept of changing colours in your wool while you felt. Get the full details for making them happen on Craft Me Happy.
8. Round felted bunny for beginners
Maybe you’re actually still feeling quite enamoured with the process of making yourself a funny little rounded animal like the ones we showed you above, at least in base shape and concept, but you can’t help feeling like you’d also prefer to make your soft new creature look a little more realistic? In that case, we have a feeling this lovely bunny tutorial from My Bluprint might be a little more up your alley!
9. Field of tulips simple needle felted pendant
Are you actually so incredibly in love with the impressive beauty of needle felting that you can’t help feeling as though you wish you could wear a piece of it with you at all times, so everyone else can appreciate it to? In that case, we have a feeling you just might be the perfect person to give this stunning necklace pendant from Tiny Bird’s Nest a try! They show you how to create a 2D tulip scene that resembles a painting
10. Cute and simple needle felted heart pouch
If you’re going to invest the time and effort it takes to needle felt something from scratch, would you actually prefer to make it something that you can actually make some practical use of in some way as well? In that case, we’re convinced you’ll get a real kick out of the way The Funky Felter made not just a cute needle felted heart, but one that’s really a pouch! It’s perfect for storing small trinkets or change in, or maybe jewelry pieces when you travel, since it’s so soft.
11. Beginner’s needle felted bird
Have you actually been making all kinds of cute little rounded animals and characters for a while now but you’re starting to feel like you’re ready to graduate to different shapes now, even though you’re still feeling very much like a beginner? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Rainy Day Mum made this lovely little winter robin that’s definitely still simple enough for beginners to handle.
12. Rounded felted owl
Perhaps we’ve caught your attention quite well indeed with the idea of making a lovely little needle felted bird but you also can’t help thinking that, because you’re so new, the rounder a shape you stick with, the better? In that case, we’d definitely encourage you to check out just how wonderful this super easy needle felted owl from Shayda Campbell is to make.
13. Little felted pumpkin
Animals, bugs, and hearts aren’t the only things you can make when you start slowly needle felting other shapes! We’re also really big fans of the way Bear Creek Felting outlines the process of felting ridges into something as part of the process of making these awesome little miniature pumpkins that make fantastic fall time decor.
14. Chubby felted Pokemon
Just in case you’re still not over how adorable little rounded characters look when they’re almost completely spherical but you’re also not that familiar with Pusheen, here’s another idea that will appeal to Pokemon lovers instead! Besides showing you how to make these funny little felted Pokemon that are so round we could practically squeal, this tutorial from Kawaii Felting actually also shows you how to make a little clasping pouch similar to the hear you saw before, but this time shaped like a Pokeball that your little creatures will actually fit right inside of!
15. Little needle felted onigiri
Just in case you’ve actually caught yourself still scrolling through our list wondering whether there might be any other adorable kawaii foods you can make yourself in simple steps while you’re still learning, here’s a fantastic idea from Marie’s Kawaii World complete with a full instructional guide for making a happy looking onigiri.
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