Hedgehogs are Everywhere!

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Hedgehogs seem to be everywhere – in craft land! These three cuties are just a sample of the different hedgehogs you can make.

Just like fashion, trends in crafts happen on a regular basis. Recently it seems to be hedgehogs (and retro campers). Here are three of my hedgehog projects and I will show some more available for your crafting pleasure.

Needle Felted Hedgehog
Some of you may have read my recent blog about this adorable hedgehog made with the punch needle method of dry felting. To learn more, please click HERE.

Fancy Forest Hedgehog
A few weeks ago I started making the Fancy Forest Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman using some of her fabrics found online and some from my stash – and slightly different colorways. I only have one hedgehog done and seven more to make. To find the pattern, please click here.

He joins the bunnies, foxes, and owls I have made so far.

Perler Fused Beads Hedgehog
Years ago, when my children were young, I taught a lot of crafts at school, church, and camp. Perler Beads were a favorite – and they are still popular. I found a hedgehog version to try and a couple of new tools that add to the fun and ease of using them. Here are the supplies I used:

I roughly followed the hedgehog pattern on the packaging, opting for a combination of natural and whimsical colors. The tweezers allowed me to pick up beads either from the top or the sides.

After picking out the bead colors I needed, the handy bead sweeper made it easy to pick up the unused beads to return the container.

Then I used the shovel end on the tweezers to scoop up more.

Here is the hedgehog from the front before fusing the beads…

and after fusing the beads with an iron (provided paper sheet goes between iron and bead).

Now he can join my other hedgehogs for a photo-op!

So, now that you have met my hedgehogs, here are some others.

Amy’s blog Hedgehog Pendant Necklace
You can read Amy’s blog about making a polymer clay hedgehog by clicking here.

Funky Friends Factory Hannah Hedgehog Pattern
To find this pattern on our website, which makes a10″ x 12″ stuffed hedgehog to cuddle, click here.

Crocheted Bears and Other Animals – 25 Toys to Crochet
I haven’t seen this new book yet, but it does have a hedgehog to crochet! Click here for the book.

To find more hedgehog craft projects, stickers, buttons, coloring books, pincushions, and stamps, click here.

Since we have so many hedgehog crafts on our CreateForLess website, I won’t try to cover others online. An online search, especially on Pinterest, will provide numerous other fun hedgehog ideas.

We would enjoy hearing about your hedgehog project or seeing a photo in the comment section below.

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About Ann

Ann works in Customer Service here at CreateForLess, and has a passion for quilting. Ann has been an avid quilter for over 20 years and a quilt instructor, quilt designer and pattern writer for over 7 years. Ann's crafting interests include quilting, applique, paper piecing, machine quilting, crazy quilting, general sewing. Basically if it involves quilting...she loves it! Ann is blessed with a supportive husband and two great children (a college-age son and grown daughter) who tolerate appearing in public with her despite the inevitable thread on her clothes.

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