OK, so I’m not providing directions on how to create felted acorns in this post. Rather, I am on the hunt for the “How-to”. I have been wanting to try felting so making small balls seems like a good place to start. Plus, our school’s motto is “Great oaks from mighty acorns grow” so these will probably find their way into the fall foyer design.
If you don’t have time to DIY, check out the feltjar shop in Etsy, they’ve got acorns and so much more. How sweet are those mushrooms, right? And the felted stones. Man, if only there were more than 24 hours in a day!
I found this video of a British woman named Rachel Greenland creating felt balls relatively quickly. I was left with a few questions though. What the water to soap ratio of her “soapy water” and what kind of wool did she start with. Enquiring minds wanna know! Or check out the International Feltmakers Association (yes, there is one) website that has step by step instructions.
I’m looking forward to visiting my local knitting shop and starting this crafty project.