Once I decided on the shape, the felting took no time at all. OK, they're little, just 5" (12.5cm) and they're made entirely of fibre - there's no core. So really, all I had to do was compress and shape the fibre. I did spend time, though, sculpting their cute little faces.
And I added beads to the eyes to make them sparkle. Each kit makes two bears. One kit makes a white bear with black trim, plus a black bear with white trim. A second kit that makes a brown bear with gold trim and a gold bear with brown trim.
I know that not everyone has a stash of felting mats and needles so I included one mat and two needles. I also put in the fibre, beads, beading needle and invisible thread, plus a teeny tiny metal ring as a hanger. I took pictures along the way, so the detailed instruction sheet also has pictures!!
I give ornaments as presents, when I can part with them. They make great hostess gifts at Christmas. Add one to a special package or group a few together for a table decoration. The retail price for this kit is $17.50 and it has everything you need to make two very cute teddy bears.
I love teddy bears so much that I'm working on some ideas for the summer, using more bears, of course. Did I mention that you could use these for a mobile?
Have a bearable day!!
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