A Needle Felted Heart Key Chain

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Needle felted heart

Last week I showed you how easy it is to make a needle felted heart using a cookie cutter (click here if you missed it). You may remember I used that one to embellish a handmade Valentine’s card. But I wanted to give you another idea for your needle felted creations … a key chain.

Needle Felted Heart Key Chain


Here’s what you will need:

  • red wool roving and accent colors for embellishing
  • felting needle (I used a 3 needle Clover tool for the heart and a single needle to add the detail)
  • foam pad
  • heart shaped cookie cutter
  • key chain
  • strong thread or twine
  • sewing needle

How to make the needle felted heart:

Again, like we did with our Needle Felted Heart last week, we will follow the same steps from this Photo Tutorial.

To begin, place your cookie cutter on your foam pad and fill it loosely with your wool roving. Start poking away at the wool with your needle, taking care not to stab too deeply or your wool will start getting stuck in your foam. Make sure to work the wool into all your corners. Once your have compacted your wool a bit, flip the cutter and wool over and do the same to the other side.

I added a bit more wool to this heart than I did for the one I shared last week because I wanted it to have a little more dimension to it. Once you have your basic shape done, just pop the heart out of the cutter. Now keep working the wool with your needle to smooth your heart and round out the edges a bit. Feel free to add more roving if you want your key chain to have a little more volume to it.

Once you get it how you like it you can leave it as is or add some detail  like I show here. You can see how I add detail in this Photo Tutorial.

How to assemble the key chain:

Use some strong thread or twine and a sharp needle to sew your key chain to your heart. Be sure to stitch through a few times to really keep it secure.

Needle felted heart

So, what do you think? I absolutely {heart} it!

Be sure to stop by and check out the other wonderful Valentine’s Crafts from #MyFavoriteBlogger friends …

13 heart shaped projects

Printable Minion Valentine from The Benson Street

Easy Crochet Heart Pattern from Repeat Crafter Me

Free True Love Valentine’s Printable from Pitter and Glink

Glitter Heart Burlap Banner from Happy Go Lucky

Simple Heart Chocolate Valentine’s from 1 Dog Woof

Handmade Valentines from Suburble

Solid Lotion Bars from 4 You with Love

Berrylicious Heart-Shaped Ice Cubes from The Thinking Closet

Felt Valentine Treat Pouches from Do Small Things with Love

Etched Champagne Flutes from Happy Hour Projects

Heart Owl Valentines with Your Kid’s Art from Creative B

Heat Transfer Vinyl Heart Onesie from It Happens in a Blink.

And, of course, if you have enjoyed this needle felting project, be sure to check out my other needle felted projects here.

 How to Needle Felt

10 Responses to A Needle Felted Heart Key Chain

  1. Emily @ The Benson Street January 16, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    I love the details. So cute!

  2. Rhonda @ The Messy Roost January 16, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    I am so in love with that. I have seen projects on That’s Clever and have wanted to try it so badly. I think I will now. Thanks so much for the great information. Rhonda

  3. Nadine Roberts January 16, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    Oh my goodness this is wonderful. The little extras really make it pop. I will be making this!!!

  4. Melanie January 16, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    You’re needle felting projects are so awesome!

  5. Tara January 17, 2014 at 12:48 am #

    I love your needle-felting projects, Kara! You’re so talented!

  6. Marilyn January 17, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    Kara your key chain is simply gorgeous! I definitely NEED to try needle felting! 🙂

  7. Bethany January 17, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    This is so pretty! I love the design. 🙂

  8. Kara January 17, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    I love this! I’ve been wanting a new key chain.

  9. ChiWei January 17, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    I love all your felted projects, and this one is no different!

  10. amy @ one artsy mama January 18, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    You are so good at felting! I think it looks so hard to do, but you make it look awesome!

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