Felt Birdhouse - Hot Air Balloon - Wild Woolies
This hand-felted wool birdhouse is made of sustainably harvested, naturally water repellent wool. Surface moisture from dew, rain or snow quickly dries in the open air. Wool is also naturally dirt and mold resistant. The 1.25 inch hole can be enlarged to 1.5 inches to appeal to larger birds. Measures 12.5 inches tall by 6 inches wide.
Meet the Artisans
Walking into the Kathmandu production center’s reception you are immediately greeted by a cheerful ‘Namaste’ (‘I Salute the God Within You’) with hands pressed together in a prayerful expression. Proceeding into any of the production halls you’ll be greeted by a complete chorus of the same as dozens of ladies press felt into a variety of shapes, while others stitch, needle and applique to finish hundreds of different styles of decorative items for export.
Sheep’s wool is an amazingly adaptable fiber. It can be dyed any color and when hand felted using warm mildly soapy water it can be molded into any shape, or then cut and sewn together as per your imagination. Because the felting and most of the stitching process is all done by hand with natural materials that can be sustainably harvested, hand felted products have a relatively soft impact on the environment. Commercial exports of felted products from Nepal have grown exponentially since around 2000, benefitting thousands of mostly women workers, production managers and family businesses who help support their families and educate their children with their earnings.
Thank you for shopping The Village Country Store, authorized dealer for VHC Brands, Victorian Heart Quilts inc., and Fair Trade Artisan Gifts and Crafts.
Orders will be shipped within 48 hours of placement unless specifically stated. Orders are shipped Monday through Friday. The warehouse is closed on holidays and weekends. Orders placed on weekends and holidays are processed the next opened business day. Orders are typically delivered within 2 weeks. Please consult tracking numbers for up to date information.
We offer Priority Mail for US and International orders. Please note international orders may get charged Duty and Taxes by your the country of destination. You are solely responsible for any duty or taxes.
Returns - The Village Country Store
There is a 15% Restocking Fee on all orders! This is the manufacturers policy upon which we must all abide. No exceptions.
Our policy lasts 14 days. Within 14 days of purchase you can return your goods, no questions asked. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, Items must be unopened, unused, be in the same condition that you received it, unlaundered, in their original packaging with law required tags still attached, in a resell-able condition, and if sold in sets, must be returned in sets. THE RA NUMBER MUST BE MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PACKAGE, or package will not be received.
Please contact us for a return authorization number (RMA) and shipping instructions. Please include the paperwork you received with your order or a print out of your email confirmation to enable us to process your return.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance.
Please notify us by email firstname.lastname@example.org - we will determine if we need the item returned. A replacement will be set.
ADDITIONAL INFO: No returns are credited if there is no original packaging, no tags, or product has been soiled, subjected to any animal usage, has been laundered, or there is any unpleasant odor or smell from usage or the environment in which an item was utilized (bedroom, kitchen, etc with cooking smells, smoking, perfume etc.).
Unless an item is wrong or has a manufacturer defect, you will be responsible for the cost of return shipping to our warehouse.
Our manufacturer charges a 15% restock fee for products returned due to Buyer Remorse/Change of Mind.
Items on Clearance or Liquidation cannot be returned.
Customize your order
I have a 6 foot iron realistic looking tree that I love. I decorate it for various holidays. The felt birds were perfect for my “summer” tree!
Hi Nancy! I LOVE YOUR SUMMER TREE! What a great idea! and your birds are happily flying around and landing on your tree. Such whimsy and creative decor! Thank you so much for posting a picture of your tree! I love it! Thank you for shopping The Village Country Store and for being a part of the fair trade movement! Thank you for your lovely review! I hope to see you again soon! - Michele/Shopkeeper
I bought this ornament as a gift for my son's kindergarten teacher who loves hummingbirds. I was so impressed when I opened the package. The pictures do not even do it justice! It is beautifully made and I know she will love it! And I love giving a gift like this that gives both ways!!
Thank you so much LeeAnne for your continued support of the fair trade movement and for living your ideals and allowing your hard earned money make the most impact towards helping others in developing nations. You have an unwavering spiritual calling to help others. May God Bless You. Thank you LeeAnne!!!
The most original and creative birdhouse I've seen in some time. It was exactly as I expected, exactly as it was shown. For a lover of birdhouses, this is a most unique addition. Ordering was easy, delivery was quick, and the entire transaction was the way you wish all online transactions would go, but most often don't. Thank you
Thank you so much Our Birds Love Woolies for your outstanding review of our felt wool birdhouses! I adore them as well and actually bought two last year as Christmas presents and intend to buy more this year too! All handmade, they each have characteristics that are uniquely their own, as no two are exactly alike! I am so pleased that your transaction with us exceeded your expectations, as without our customers our fair trade endeavors would cease to exist! Thank you so much for joining us on our mission of fair trade and thank you again for shopping with us! I do hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Let me fly into your house as a great decoration for any time of the year! I am very colorful and well made.....
I think you missed your calling Gretchen! You should write Chapter Titles for books! This is such an amazing review! I so thoroughly enjoy reading your reviews! Truly puts a big cheesy grin on my face! Thank you Gretchen so much and thank you again for shopping The Village Country Store! - Michele
Beautifully colored Great Horned Owl- Super attention to detail and very nicely made.
I LOVE the title of your 5 STAR review 'Give a HOOT' - that is so cute!! Put a big smile on my face! Thank you again so much for your incredible Ongoing support of the fair trade movement! Every little bit helps, and hopefully together we can help improve the lives of some of the people with whom we share this planet! You have been great! Thank you!! - Michele