These pretty needle felt shells of the Grove Snail remind me of walks in the woods where you’ll often see me hopping over them on footpaths or picking them up to admire their colourful patterns and bands.

Their colours range from delicate lemon yellows to vibrant orange and cool greens - so you really can let your imagination run wild.

A needle felt shell on a piece of bark.

A needle felt shell on a piece of bark.


Their smooth tactile shape are so attractive and you’ll love them as they are quick to make and look so good - even if you’ve never needle felted before you’ll easily enjoy these.

Make a collection of felt shells to have in your home and I guarantee you’ll be hooked. They are a lovely little project to fire up the imagination and make a beautiful gift - if you can bear to part with them.



An occasional art piece

An occasional art piece

  • Display them in a shadow box frame to hang in your home. Either in a set of three for a larger frame or singularly in smaller frames;

  • Tie some ribbon to them and hang them as ornaments - perhaps as an alternative Christmas decoration;

  • Attach them with a love note to thoughtfully wrapped gifts - they make the loveliest decoration;

  • Simply make a collection to have in a bowl as a beautiful occasional decoration in the home.



  • 1 38 gauge triangular needle

  • 1 38 gauge star needle (optional)

  • Multi needle holder 3 or 6 needles (optional)

  • White wool batting sometimes called ‘core wool’ online. I use Jacob Sheep wool batting. Any medium coarse wool will work

  • A selection of yellow, orange or green wool colours and a dark brown wool (I use wool batting but use what you have available)


  • I would put aside two hours to complete one shell especially if you’re new to needle felting. The tutorial is two hours long, but if you’re new to felting it might take you longer.

  • Consider where your piece will hang or be placed - it’s a good idea to keep this in mind as you’re making as it will motivate you to keep going.

  • Have you got everything you need to get ready to complete your project?


Garden Snail Shell Tutorial [Part 1]


Garden Snail Shell Tutorial [Part 2]


Garden Snail Shell Tutorial [Part 3]

I’d love to know how you get on - do send me photos of what you’ve made.

Perhaps you’d like to join me and thousands of other needle felt artists in my Facebook Group “Progressing with Needle Felting”.
In the group you can show us what you’ve made and chat with likeminded people who love needle felting from all around the world.

It’s a friendly community and you’re very welcome there.

That’s all from me - I look forward to joining me on my next needle felting adventure!