Needle Felted Owl : DIY Tutorial – it’s easy!

Owl always love you : Needle Felting Tutorial of a Barn Owl - The Magic Onions.com

Do you want to make this sweet Barn Owl?

Come on, it’s quick and easy.

Here is a detailed step-by-step DIY needle felted Barn Owl tutorial for you…

 

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

Materials :

  • Wool roving : white, brown and a pinch of tan
  • Wool roving string : brown
  • Needle Felting needle
  • Protective needle felting foam board

 

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

Begin by breaking off a piece of the white wool roving for your owl’s body. It should be about the length, width and thickness of your hand from palm to fingertips.

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

Roll the white wool roving between the palms of your hands as you would if you were rolling a piece of playdough into a snake.

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

Beginning at the short end, roll the wool ‘snake’ into a thick spiral.

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

Gently poke your needle into the wool on the outside of the spiral. This will felt it so that your spiral keeps its shape even when you let it go.

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

Round the top end of the spiral by poking your needle felting needle into the wool. This will be your owl’s head.

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

Felt the bottom end of your spiral flat with your needle. Continue until your owl’s body is able to stand on it’s own.

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

Now for your owl’s face. Break off two pieces of the brown wool string… about the length and thickness of your needle. Roll the string between the palms of your hands so that each piece becomes nice and compact.

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

With your needle, felt the wool string into your owl’s face in the shape of a heart.

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

See…

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

To make the eyes, pinch a small amount of the brown wool roving and roll into two balls in the palms of your hands.

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

To make the owl’s beak, pinch a small amount of the tan wool and roll into a ball between the palms of your hands.

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

Using your needle, felt eyes and beak in place. Use your needle to pull a few strands of the eye wool loose so that you can shape them into the ‘tear’ shapes.

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

Voila… the sweetest little Barn Owl in town!

Needle Felted Owl Tutorial DIY - The Magic Onions.com

 

Now wasn’t that easy!

Yes, you CAN do it!

Don’t you just want to have him?!

Don’t you just want to eat him UP!

NOTE : I have a kit in my shop that contains EVERYTHING you’ll need to make at least TWO of these sweet barn owls. If you have been wanting to try a needle felting project… this is the one for you.

See all the needle felting kits I have available in The Magic Onions Shop.

Happy crafting, magic friends,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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  1. Oh my, that is so endearing! I love it. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.
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  2. hi Donni,
    Just came across this blog with some interesting felting ideas. Perhaps something to inspire your own felting in some way?
    Sandy in the UK

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