DIY Felt Rainbow Hearts


I didn't have time to order felt hearts for a rainbow newborn session that is scheduled for a few days from now, so I decided to try to make my own. Why not, right? I am so happy with the results that I wanted to share just how easy these cute newborn photography accessories are to make yourself!

I found this eight pack of wool roving at Michaels. It cost me $6.49 for all, because you know you can always find a good coupon!! I used a super basic felting needle that cost me $2.99. I don't see it on their site anymore but you can use this one too!

wool roving rainbow
felting needle heart cookie cutter

My needle came with this little piece of foam. It looks like a magic eraser but it is quite thicker. I used the cookie cutter I had at home. The purple one was the one I ended up using, which it is about 1 inch.

needle felting heart

I pulled apart a piece of wool, I really didn't need that much, probably about 6 inches long. I stuffed it in the cookie cutter and started stabbing!!! I thought that I would have to stab a lot more than I did. It came together super quick! I think each heart took me 3 minutes.

Make sure to be aware of where you are stabbing. I stabbed my thumb pretty deep on my first attempt!!

needle felting orange heart

I kept turning the foam board as I worked because the felt can get stuck in the foam if the needle jabs too deep.

I started out with a pretty full piece of fluff. It is amazing how this little guy was able to take from with just some stabs of a needle!

blue wool roving

Aren't these guys pretty cute!?!?

rainbow wool hearts
rainbow wool hearts

I love that each one turned out a little bit different. It shows that it truly is a hand crafted heart!

blue wool heart

My favorite is the blue, I think it turned out the most symmetrical.

rainbow wool hearts

I watched this quick video on youtube before I started my own. Good luck stabbing!!!

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