How To Needle Felt The Perfect Pumpkin Earrings
As autumn approaches, it’s time to get into the spirit of the season with some perfectly enchanting pumpkin crafts! And what better way to prepare for Halloween this year, than with this adorable little set of needle felt pumpkin earrings? If you prefer cute to creepy when it comes to getting ghouled up for October 31st, then these earrings will provide the perfect finishing touch to your look. Check out Sarah Jackman-Read’s step-by-step tutorial below, and learn how to craft your own.
You Will Need:
- Orange and green felting wool
- Felting needle
- Foam pad
- Orange embroidery thread
- Embroidery needle
- Earring hooks
- Jewellery pliers
Take a piece of orange wool approximately 20 x 2cm then roll up tightly. Roll around in your hands to create a ball.
Lay the ball on a foam pad then carefully push a felting needle in and out all the way around to start felting the ball together. Keep pushing the needle in and out until the ball is felted to approximately 2cm.
Trim a length of orange embroidery thread then remove two of the threads and thread them through an embroidery needle. Tie a knot in one end then push up through the centre of the ball. Wrap the thread around the ball then push the thread up and through again and pull tight.
Repeat the process around the whole ball, wrapping another five threads evenly around the ball to create segments. Pull each thread tight and flatten the top and the bottom of the ball slightly to create a pumpkin shape.
Place the pumpkin on a foam pad then push the needle up and down the threads to push them further into the pumpkin and emphasize the shape of the segments.
Pull off a small, thin piece of green wool, fold in half then fold in half again. Lay on a foam pad then felt to create a stalk. Once felted, roll the top of the stalk between your fingers.
Place the stalk on top of the pumpkin and attach by pushing the felting needle in and out around the base, to felt the two pieces together. Make another pumpkin following exactly the same process, then attach earring hooks to the top of the stalks.
Your adorable needle felt pumpkin earrings are now complete – time to try them on, and wear your creativity for all to see! Looking for more crafty ways to prep for the spookiest season of the year? Dive into the rest of our Halloween ideas, projects and tutorials right here.