Felt Bird House Class.
Last week I taught 3 ladies from my guild how to make felt Bird houses.
There was rubbing
and more rubbing
Then the really fun part, scrunching and throwing. Sorry to say no non blurry pictures.
After that they rinsed their houses and blew up balloons inside so the will dry nice and round.
Lynda made the hole a little bigger to use it as a bird feeder instead of a bird house.
30 thoughts on “Felt Bird House Class.”
Fantastic houses! Absolutely love them! I’d love to make a one myself!
Thank you. If you have made anything over a resist you can do one of these the same way. Give it a try.
They look great! 🙂
They turned out really well – and the makers are very happy judging by the broad smiles!
I think everyone really enjoyed themselves.
Love these, and it looks like everyone had a great time 🙂
thank you , felting in a group is always fun.
I like all the color in these.
Nice bright colours for spring.
What a great idea. I love them. LizSeville.com Principally Felt
Thanks, they are fun to make and use.
The bird houses turned out great! Just wondering how they hold up in all kinds of weather?
Thanks. they are fine in the weather felt is fairly water resistant. Dryer than a nest anyway. We have had a feeder out since September last year. It is fine. It is purple and orange. The purple has faded a lot in the sun but the orange is still vibrant.
What great fun together and really cool bird houses and feeder!
Thanks, the are fun to make and have hanging in the yard.
Ooooh! Clever to use a balloon to keep the shape! Also, what neat contraption are your students rubbing with? It’s not a palm washboard…is it?
Thanks you Juliane. The contraption is a starburst Tupperware lid. it is for a juice jug. they did not make them for years and all mine came form garage sales. They have started making them again. I priced them and they are $21 as a replacement lid. The whole jug was on sale for $22. buy a lid get a jug for $1. ;o)
These are absolutely gorgeous! I could make one with the wool which is pretty rough and not good for anything wearable. Tell me, do the birds really nest in these houses? If so, I am definitely going to make one and hang it next to the feeding house.
we used Corriedale wool for theses but courser wools work just fine. People tell me that birds nest in them. I have to many barn cats to get anything to nest. the chickadees did use into the one we have hung for a feeder. the cats can’t sneak up when there are no leaves. even if nothing gos in them the look great hanging in the yard.
Looks like a great class Ann. I have had one out now for 3-4 years and it is still holding up. It has a few sticks inside but I don’t think a bird ever nested in it. Of course the other one got eaten by a squirrel and didn’t fare as well.
Thanks Ruth, did you try hanging it somewhere else or are you afraid the squirrel will get it too?
I can’t put it in the back because of the squirrel but I could move it further out in the trees and see what happens. I will try to remember to do that 🙂
They look adorable! Well done 🙂
Thank you Leonor.
It looks like everyone had a great time 🙂
They do look good even if they don’t get used.
These are gorgeous and I would LOVE to make one. I am very new to felting and need specific instructions and list of materials needed. Could you please direct me to a ” pattern” or tutorial to learn how to make these? I would love to make some for Christmas gifts.
There is a good pod tutorial here http://rosiepink.typepad.co.uk/rosiepink/tutorial-how-to-make-a-wet-felted-pod.html a bird house is done the same way. you might like to try a medium course wool for this.
i am not sure what a resist is?
It is anything that will stop the 2 sides sticking together. Thick but pliable plastic. foam floor underlay or even cardboard.