I have been having a lot of fun with felting lately, mostly needle felting. I decided to try some "wet felting" this week and made some cute little valentine hearts. Wet felting is so easy and was a fun project with my 3-year old. Here is a quick little tutorial on how to.
Poke, Poke, Poke...this takes a little while and the first time I did it, I used my finger and then my friend told me that she uses a pencil on the eraser side (thanks Brandi!). It works great. Just keep poking until the felt feels a little harder like its meshing together. I flipped it over a few times and poked the other side as well.
When you think its done, pop it out and see if all the fibers look meshed together well. Take it to the sink and run some hot water over it and gently press the water out of it. If the shape holds together well then set it on a towel to dry for a couple of days. (If its still a little mushy then put it back in the cookie cutter and do some more poking.)
Voila! Pretty easy, huh?
I made mine in to a mobile. Just use a extra long needle and invisible thread to string them up, placing knots under each heart to space them apart. Do you know how hard it is to take photo of a mobile? It's not easy I tell you. But you get the idea.