You'll need a few supplies: felting foam and needle, wool, sheet felt, scissors, pin back, glue gun, embroidery floss and needle for embellishments.
I freehand needle felted a shamrock shape onto my sheet felt. You can always draw yours first with some chalk if you need to.
It might be a bit fuzzy on the back. That's okay--we'll trim and cover it up later.
Decide what shape you want your brooch to be. I wanted a scalloped look, so I started with a circle and then cut out my design.
I then added a bit of embroidery detail to the felt.
My brooch needed a little something more, so I felted some dots into the edge. At this point I trimmed the fuzz on the back.
My brooch needed a little something more, so I added some felted dots to the edge. I trimmed the fuzz on the back at this point.
I cut another piece of felt to glue to the backside, then I glued the pin back onto the brooch. Be mindful of the direction of your pin back as you attach it.
Here's a few other ideas for you. The possibilities are endless. Each of these brooches took me twenty minutes tops--easy peasy!!
Let me know if you make something like this! I'd love to see it!