I made this key ring for a friend, but I think it could also be a nice valentines gift. It's very simple to make it and doesn't take much time. All you need is:
Brown pipe cleaners
Metal ring for key rings
Black stripe of synthetic fabric
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Body & Legs
First, I drew a picture of the key ring I imagined. Then, I cut the body of the sheep out of cardboard. After that, I poked two holes into the body for the legs of the sheep. The pipe cleaners will later be pushed through these holes. Make sure the pipe cleaners are long enough, you can still cut them later.
Step 2: "Skin" and Wool
Now I painted the cardboard body with a mixture of white and brown. Afterwards, I put a little droplet of glue in the space the pipe cleaners and the cardboard body. Next, I put a looot of hot glue onto the body and started to wrap the yarn around it. When the whole body was covered, I tied the end to one of the yarn threads (image 4 in this step).
Step 3: Fixing the Metal Ring Onto the Sheep
Next, I attached the synthetic fabric stripe (I really don't know how to call that thing) onto the ring by sewing. Therefore, I sewed one line close to the ring. Then I put the black stripe with the ring onto the sheep and sewed it onto it. I just sewed through all layers, the machine did not really like it, but it worked. :).
After that, I put another layer of hot glue onto the body to cover the black stripe with another layer of yarn.
Step 4: The Sheep Head
Now I painted a face onto the head of the sheep. Next, I made the "wig" for the sheep. I took a longer piece of yarn and knotted it randomly together. Then, I glued it onto the head.
Step 5: Finalizing It!
Now I cut out two hearts of pink felt and glued it onto the body with hot glue and bent the legs so they appear to have feet too. Almost done... Now I attached a little tail out of pipe cleaners and ... done!