How to Wet Felt a Vase

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How to Wet Felt a Vase
Make an artistic vase using wool roving. (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Handmade wool felt is soft and colourful, making it the perfect decorative accessory for your natural or organic-style home. You can add handmade wool felt onto standard decorations as well to make them look as if they were created out of felt. For example, you can wet felt a vase to make the outside of the vase look like it was completely created out of felt. You can make a wet felted vase using materials that can be purchased from any craft store.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Wool batting
  • Wool roving
  • Swiss roll tray
  • Oil soap
  • Rubber band
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • Flowers

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Lay 454gr. of colourful wool batting and wool roving in a criss-cross pattern over the bottom of a Swiss roll tray. Fill the tray with hot water over the wool, and add in 1 tsp of oil soap.

  2. 2

    Tap the soapy wool with your fingers for 5 minutes, then turn it over and tap the other side with your fingers for 5 minutes. This will wet felt the wool together into a wool felt sheet.

  3. 3

    Rinse out the wool felt sheet on cold water to remove any residual oil soap.

  4. 4

    Place a ceramic vase onto the middle of the felted sheet, and wrap the edges of the felt over the entire vase to cover it completely. Smooth the felt onto the sides of the vase.

  5. 5

    Wrap a rubber band around the neck of the vase to secure the wool onto the vase as it dries. Let the wool dry on the vase for four hours.

  6. 6

    Heat up a hot glue gun for five minutes, then squeeze a line of hot glue around the inside of the vase opening.

  7. 7

    Fold the edges of the wool felt sheet into the opening of the vase and press it onto the hot glue for 2 minutes so that the glue can cool and harden.

  8. 8

    Insert flowers into the wet felt vase for display.

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