Note: Felting needles are extremely sharp; use caution at alltimes. The higher the needle number, the finer the needle andthe smaller the hole left in project.
- 1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Cut foameggs in half lengthwise. Cut thin slice from bottom of foamball so it rests flat. Cut 4"-thick slice from top of ball;set aside slice for future project. Using metal spoon, hollowout ball to depth of 1-1/2".
- 2. Loosely cover hollow ball with natural roving. Followingmanufacturer's instructions, begin needlefelting roving tofoam. Add more roving as needed for smooth, solid look.
- 3. Pull thin strands of black roving and needlefelt to ball ondiagonal around entire shape; place nine strands pointing inone direction and nine in the opposite direction.
- 4. Trace flower pattern onto center of cardstock square andcarefully cut out flower, creating a stencil. Pin flowerstencil to ball, using photo as a guide.
- 5. Pull small pieces of pink roving and needlefelt insidestencil to create flower, adding more as needed to createfluffy flower. Needlefelt yellow flower in same way.Needlefelt small balls of black roving to center of each flower.
- 6. Repeat Step 2 to cover five half-eggs with roving, each adifferent color. Place eggs on scrap foam while felting toprotect fingers; turn frequently to prevent fiber fromsticking to scrap foam.
- 7. Roll small balls of black roving for polka dots on pinkegg; needlefelt in place. Repeat for each egg, adding dots asfollows: aqua dots on orange egg; orange dots on aqua egg,with smaller black dots in centers; yellow dots on blue egg;green dots on purple egg, with smaller yellow dots here and there.
- 8. Glue excelsior into top of basket using glue gun. Use craftglue to glue a toothpick halfway into bottom of each egg.Apply glue to toothpick ends and push into basket opening.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:[removed link][removed link][removed link]