It seems all too easy. Simply poking a needle onto the felt wool and forming a shape you want.
Then, on the back of the felt wool packaging comes a very tiny phrase saying “needle comes separately”. That’s when I realize there’s a special needle for this sorta craft. I went back, purchased it, and here’s what I did :
I got to admit though, many others would make it much tighter, but I was a little tired poking throughout and not knowing where is done and where is not. Plus, I’ve poked my own finger several times doing this.
It’s pretty cool to see how such a tiny ball was actually made from that bundle of fluff.
I tried adding the eyes by using black marker, but it doesn’t look nice. So i trimmed them off. Black felt wool wasn’t available them so I didn’t get any. Anyways, after all was done, I added a hook for my little guinea pig. I plan to make it into a little keychain. Hopefully, it doesn’t fall off. What I did was, I took an eyepin and bent the bottom a little into a rounder hook. I tried to part open the guinea pig’s neck side to push the pin in and added more felt wool on top. I tried my best to needle felt through the hole inside the neck and definitely around it as well. Make sure it’s pretty steady and you can lift up the guinea pig/hamster with the eyepin’s head itself.
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