Wow, the holidays have snuck up on us fast! Whether you want some fun new decorations for fall, or you’re looking for ideas for handmade Christmas gifts, these exciting wool craft ideas are the perfect way to indulge your creativity and create beautiful, personalized gifts and decorations.
From needle felted garland to chunky knit blankets, take a look at our favorite wool craft ideas using eco-friendly craft supplies and enjoy fun projects all season long.
Using wool fiber for a painting is not only unique and fresh, but it can also be an impressive, handmade gift for your loved ones. With the variety of colors and textures wool roving comes in, the possibilities for your design are virtually endless, and wool paintings make for a beautiful, polished piece.
Instructions credit: Decor4All
Though this wool craft is similar to the wool fiber painting, it uses a needle felt technique for tighter shapes and a different look. Patience is the key with this one, since you’ll see the picture slowly come together as you work.
Instructions credit: Dancing Leaf Farm
Like painting with wool fiber, this woven wall hanging gives you limitless options to design the color, pattern and texture of your piece and to complement your existing color palette. It also has a bohemian vibe that works well with just about any décor.
Instructions credit: A Beautiful Mess
These needle felted pumpkins are such a cute fall decoration, and because they’re quick and simple, you can make a bunch in several sizes to create the exact look you want. Stick them in a basket, glue them to a wreath or use your imagination to come up with a unique way to display your work.
Instructions credit: Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts
Needle felting is becoming quite popular, and the style of the finished piece creates beautiful winter or Christmas décor. This craft is for an adorable snowman that’s quick, simple and will add plenty of charm to your home.
Instructions credit: Better Homes and Gardens
If you’re new to needle felting, this cookie cutter tutorial will help you develop your technique while also help you make some cute, Christmas-themed ornaments. For beginners, the cookie cutter helps you keep the shape while you learn how to create your form, but it can also be used to create clean, polished pieces that experienced crafters will love as well.
Instructions credit: North Pole
Decorating your home with natural elements is gorgeous in any season, but fall has a beautiful color palette and some interesting textures to work with. Rather than bringing real acorns and leaves into your home, use this wool felted acorn garland for an authentic touch you can enjoy year after year.
Instructions credit: Thistlewood Farms
These wool coasters are a simple craft with a big design impact. The technique is quick and easy, making it perfect for beginners, and the colors mix together easily to create elaborate color fades or patterns.
Instructions credit: Plot Fifty Five
Felted wool dryer balls are the perfect combination of an easy craft project and an eco-friendly way to dry your clothes. They save energy and don’t use chemicals like fabric softener, not to mention they add their pleasant, natural scent. If you prefer a slight fragrance to your laundry, feel free to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Instructions credit: The Pickled Herring
Chunky blankets are one of the most popular trends, but they can be expensive. If you want your very own for the upcoming cold months, or you want to give one as a gift, they’re surprisingly easy to knit yourself. Some people prefer using giant knitting needles for these extreme knitting projects, but your arms are the only tools you really need.
Instructions credit: Country Living
Knitted chair cushions have a cozier look and feel than conventional plush cushions, plus they’re super easy to make yourself. This tutorial uses arm knitting and wool roving, similar to the chunky blanket, but you can also use knitting needles if you prefer.
Instructions credit: DIY with Love
Wool roving is incredibly comfortable and cushioned, which makes it a great choice for an area rug. This circular wool rug requires no sewing, stitching or crocheting, so it’s an excellent craft for beginners. You can also mix colors to make a unique pattern that matches the rest of your décor.
Instructions credit: Cute DIY Projects
For those a little more comfortable with the needle felting technique, this little sparrow brooch is a great way to learn how to incorporate needle felt designs into stylish brooches. The process is easy once you get the hang of it, and it just takes a little bit of preplanning to turn your favorite animal or flower into a new fashion accessory.
Instructions credit: Live Master
Wool roving is one of the most versatile craft supplies there is, and it can be used for everything from macramé to needle felting. Whatever your passion, there’s a wool craft project to inspire you, so use your imagination and creativity to turn a bundle of wool into a beautiful painting, wreath, brooch, ornament, blanket or whatever else your heart desires. Be sure to check out our collection of wool roving and eco-friendly craft supplies to prepare for all these exciting fall and winter wool craft projects!
Which wool craft project did you try? Tag us on Instagram @ecofriendlycrafting and let us see what inspires you!