How to Make an Adorable Teasel Hedgehog

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

Learn how to make an adorable Teasel Hedgehog out of a teasel seed head in our super easy tutorial.  We love to craft with things that we find in the garden, or while out on a walk. Getting the kids foraging for natural materials is a great way to occupy them. It also encourages them to look more closely at the wildlife around them.

Wild Teasels (Dipsacus fullonum) is a wild flowering plant. Characterised by both their extremely prickly stems and leaves, and their wonderful seed heads. They are also known as Fuller’s Teasels here in the UK. The seed heads were historically used in the textile industry as a natural comb for raising the nap on woven wool cloth. You can see an example of a teasel frame here at the National Wool Museum, Victoria.

Learn how to make an adorable teasel Hedgehog out of a teasel seed head in our super easy tutorial. Fun craft for both adults and kids

Since we have a talent for growing wild plants in our garden we are blessed with a large patch of teasels. They always remind me of the Beatrix Potter Books, inspiring us us to make ours into little teasel hedgehogs.

Learn how to make an adorable teasel Hedgehog out of a teasel seed head in our super easy tutorial. Fun craft for both adults and kids

To make a teasel hedgehog couldn’t be easier.

Learn how to make an adorable teasel Hedgehog out of a teasel seed head in our super easy tutorial. Fun craft for both adults and kids

We took a teasel and trimmed off the stalk leaving just a little stub for the snout. Using a pair of scissors we trimmed around the snout to give the impression of a little face. Although the seed heads themselves are not prickly, the stems are, so we suggest you wear gloves for this stage.

Learn how to make an adorable teasel Hedgehog out of a teasel seed head in our super easy tutorial. Fun craft for both adults and kids

We also trimmed one side of the teasel so that our teasel hedgehogs would sit flat. (You can just see where we trimmed in the photo above).

Learn how to make an adorable teasel Hedgehog out of a teasel seed head in our super easy tutorial. Fun craft for both adults and kids

We coloured round-headed pins black with a sharpie, and used these for the eyes and nose.

Learn how to make an adorable teasel Hedgehog out of a teasel seed head in our super easy tutorial. Fun craft for both adults and kids

These little teasel hedgehogs only take minutes to make, but we think they are super-cute, and make a lovely autumn craft.

If you would like some more quick autumn nature craft inspiration check out our beautiful acorn jewels and our preserving leaves in wax tutorials. And for more hedgehog inspiration check out our gorgeous hedgehog made out of Trash and Succulents.

Learn how to make an adorable teasel Hedgehog out of a teasel seed head in our super easy tutorial. Fun craft for both adults and kids

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20 comments

Ursula Stelzner-O'Neale June 12, 2019 - 7:46 pm

Hello Sarah from Las Vegas, Nevada in the States!
I am an enormous lover of hedgehogs and your ideas related to them are very sweet. Creative gardening is a challenge in the desert here but we do our best. With a little effort and passion favorable things can happen. Take care and have a great summer. Today we will hit a high of 106 (F). Our hottest day yet.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders June 12, 2019 - 8:01 pm

Thank you so much for dropping by and taking the time to comment Ursula. I have been to Las Vegas (and Arizona) and your climate couldn’t be more different to ours here in the UK. I loved my visit there and thought the desert was beautiful but can imagine that gardening in your climate would be a challenge 🙂

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Mary from Missouri March 3, 2019 - 3:36 pm

So dang cute!!! They would be great if you could possibly glue them to the end of a small wooden skewer. Then you could put them in a flower pot. I’m loving this craft. Can’t wait to try it. And it won’t be an issue finding this natural craft item here…lol. Thanks for sharing.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 10, 2019 - 10:44 pm

I’m sure you could glue them to a skewer Mary. Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂

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Kellie Simmons November 2, 2017 - 6:01 pm

I love this!!! My kids want a hedgehoge so bad. Maybe this will do.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders January 15, 2018 - 10:42 pm

lol Kellie, it’s certainly worth a try 🙂

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Sarah Stockley September 30, 2016 - 11:02 pm

These are so cute, I always see teasel about when we are out walking! Sarah

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Sarah - Craft Invaders October 13, 2016 - 11:57 am

Thanks Sarah, we were really pleased with how they turned out 🙂

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Linda at Mixed Kreations September 15, 2016 - 10:46 pm

These little hedgehogs are adorable, and would be so easy to make. I use to have a hedgehog named Lucy. She was a cutie but not very friendly. When I would pick her up she would roll into a ball and start trying to stick me with her quills. I ended up giving her to a friend that had a male one.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 20, 2016 - 2:36 pm

They look such sweet animals, but I guess the spines are a clue to them wanting to be left alone. So pleased you like our ones Linda 🙂

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