Needle Felted European Robin
Gallery Of Needle Felted European Robin
Tweet tweet! Our felted bird range is rapidly growing – we can’t help it! Today we wanted to share our newest little guy with you – our needle felted robin. He’s modeled on the European bird rather than our native robin, which makes for a smaller, more plump little creature – isn’t he cute?! And you can make him too, even if you have zero experience in needle felting! Our little trick is to use a foam egg as the base. We use our felting needle to add a layer of roving felt in the desired colors then add the other details once the body is finished. This method is very forgiving so it’s really good for beginners or anyone new to making and felting in particular.
All you will need to make this cute felted robin is a 3 inch foam egg, roving felt in cream, light brown and orange, matching light brown felt for his wings and tail feathers, floral stem wire for his feet, two glass beads for his eyes and a little black felt for his beak. You can download the pattern for the wings and tail feathers below. Using a felting needle on the foam egg will blunt it, so go for an inexpensive one for this project! It would also be handy to have a small pair of pliers and a low temperature glue gun to hand for assembling this little guy.
If you love our little needle felt robin as much as we do, take a look at the others in our range. We have a pair of , and a gorgeous – swoon! And if choose to give it a go, we would love to see your work. Share pics with us on , or using the hashtag #DIYDreamingWithLia and we will share our faves. See you there! ~Lia
Adeline Arellano August 24, 2018 at 1:06pm
Where is the pattern? I cannot get it.
The pattern is available for members to download at the bottom of the post ????
Victoria February 28, 2018 at 4:13am
Hi where can I get the bird beaks from please?
Hi Victoria, the beak is made from a small piece of felt that’s rolled up and glued. It’s included in the PDF pattern.
Pauline Brook January 16, 2018 at 1:18am
I am new to felting and have just made the robin. I now want to make the wings and tail feathers. Am I right in thinking the only way to get the pattern download is to pay for membership.
Hi! Yes, the patterns and templates for most of our projects are available with a paid membership. You’re of course welcome to create your own version of wings and feathers if you prefer ????
Where can I buy the foam egg. Ty.
We usually use the Flora Craft brand, found at Michaels and JoAnns or online!
- January 7, 2017 at 6:58am
Needle Felted European Robin – Lia Griffith
My daughter wants to make this robin for a class diorama. Would you please inform us of what type of felting needle and glass bead you use. We live in Hawaii so will probably be ordering supplies on Amazon.
DIY Needle Felted Robin from Lia Griffith
Love this little bird. I am in love with birds, so I couldn’t not like it anyway! Very beautiful.
Thank you so much, I’m glad you like it!! We will be posting more in our felted bird series, so look out for that ???? And feel free to send in suggestions!!
Karine January 7, 2016 at 11:30pm
Merci pour ces explications. Mais je n’ai pas trouvé dans nos magasins les œufs en mousse ! Sur quels sites puis-je en trouver ?
I would look online! I’m not sure what’s available in France
Tamara January 4, 2016 at 10:17pm
He’s darling! Please, please, please, oh please! do a bluebird ???? I can see I’m going to have to add an inventory of roving to my studio supplies! Thank you for the fun creative ideas.
Thank you! A bluebird is a wonderful idea!! I have added it to my list for brainstorming ????
charisia January 3, 2016 at 5:18pm
thanks Lia!! You are not only a great artist but also a great ispirer for us all!!! thanks again! i will try to make this felted bird , i hope i can get a good result…..