Felted Box

I know, this has nothing to do with Halloween, but I just couldn’t get this out of my head. I wanted to make a needle-felted box, so I did.

Felted box, open

It is tiny. That’s my wedding ring in there.

Felted box, closed

I haven’t decided if I’m happy with it yet. I want it to be crisper, but felt doesn’t exactly lend itself to hard edges. I used the technique I found on several sites, where you felt a shape around a core, then cut them apart, remove some of the core, and shape the top and bottom.  I couldn’t let go of the idea of a fitted lid, so I added a bit of core color to the inside of the lid and shaped it. That part turned out well. I think I may try to do the top and bottom separately next time, as the scissors did a lot of damage that was difficult to repair on so small an object. Also, that would give me more control.

2 Responses to Felted Box

  1. marmalade says:

    Looks cool and I love the colors! Did you try felting sheets, cutting out square pieces and felting those together? I haven’t done that, but it seems like that might work to give you sharper edges.

  2. Cat says:

    That is a good idea, I’ll have to give it a try.

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