Resources for 12 wet felting projects to try on your own. Learn to wet felt and do some fun projects with this collection of tutorials.
1. Felted beads
Felted balls and beads have many applications. Use your finished baubles to make unique jewelry pieces. They can also be used in kids’ crafts, sewn together to make coasters or wall hangings, ornaments, toys, dryer balls, and more.
How to make wet felted beads or balls
More wet felted bead resources
Red-Handled Scissors has a blog tutorial on how to make wool beads.
Learn how to make wool felted balls with this tutorial from Handmade Felt Toys.
Curly Birds tutorial for felted balls includes some fun ideas for using felted wool balls with kids.
Make a wool bead necklace with your handmade felted beads using Aesthetic Nests tutorial.
2. Flat felt for craft projects
Learn how to use wool fiber to create a piece of felt fabric to use in craft projects, clothing, and other felt material pieces.
How to make a piece of wet-felted flat felt
More flat felt making resources
Rosie Pink has a helpful tutorial on how to make flat felt. With pictures and instructions to guide you on your way to creating a unique piece of wool felt.
3. Felted coasters and pot holders
Learn how to wet felt a piece of wool material into a felted coaster or potholder.
How to make wet felted coasters
More coaster and pot holder ideas
Check out Tea and A Sewing Machines tutorial on making felted coasters started with fiber to create a colorful felted fabric.
4. Felted scarf
Wet felting a scarf involved creating a long thin rectangular piece of felted fabric.
How to make a wet felted scarf
More felted scarf tutorials
Tutorial on making a rectangular scarf using bubble wrap.
5. Felted table runner
Using the same process as the felted scarf above, you can create a table runner to decorate your dining table or any table.
6. Felted bowl
Create a unique decorative bowl for your coffee table, kitchen counter, or mantle.
A wet felted bowl serves as a creative fruit basket, candy dish, or sculpted felt masterpiece.
How to wet felt a bowl
Use Rosie Pink’s tutorial to make a wet felted pod or bowl.
7. Felted bag
Use wet felting techniques to create a felted bag any size you wish. Starting small makes the project more manageable while you learn the process. Then you can move on to larger projects and bags.
How to wet felt a bag
8. Felted fedora hat
How to wet felt a fedora
Sally Gulbrandsen is a felter and felting teacher. Her tutorial on how to felt a fedora hat will guide you in creating your hat.
9. Felted sun hat
How to wet felt a sun hat
10. Felted flowers
Wet felted flowers are a fun project to experiment with wet felting techniques and create a piece of floral art.
How to wet felt flowers
More wet felted flower resources
Alpaca Meadows shows the process of creating wet felted flowers.
Learn how to make a wet felted poppy with Projects4Crafters Youtube video.
11. Felted floor rug
How to wet felt a floor rug
LiveMaster has a well-photographed article on how to Wet Felt a Rug. The post is originally in Russian, so other language speakers can translate it using Google translate to read it. The images and text will guide you through the general overview of how to go about creating a felted rug.
The process for wet felting a floor rug is similar to wet felting a piece of felt for craft projects (featured at the beginning of this list), only using a larger surface and creating a larger piece of material.
12. Felted shawl
How to wet felt a shawl
Fiber Artsy shows the process of creating a cobweb felted shawl.
Wet felting project ideas
Wet felting flat felt
- Flat felt for craft projects
- Flat felt for garments
- Felted floor rug
- Felted coasters and pot holders
- Felted table runners and table decor
- Felted scarf
Wet felting 3D objects
- Felted wool bead balls
- Felted bowls
- Felted bags and purses
- Felted slippers
- Felted flowers
Wet felting hats
- Felted fedora
- Felted sun hat
- Felted beanie
Wet felting garments
- Felted dress
- Felted jacket
- Felted shawl
- Felted shirt
Any garment can be made from felt. Felt is a durable and insulating material. You could do this by either making a large piece of flat felt and using it like any other fabric to cut out a pattern. Or you could use a form to felt the garment over to create a custom, seamless garment.
DianaNagorna has a video course for sale on Etsy teaching the process of wet felting to create a dress.