I recently discovered the craft of needle felting. I suppose it's not much of a stretch from knit and crochet, but honestly, I didn't know what it was until a few weeks ago! I was digging around on the internet looking for something else entirely when I ran across instructions and a pattern.
Here, then, is my first project: the Falling Leaves I-Pod Cozy
So, my cozy was this beautiful shade of light blue. When I brought it home, it was completely plain (having been marketed for the purpose of needle felting). I don't know whether it would be possible to do this with any felted material you found, because I'm not sure whether there are chemicals added to some types of felt. I also picked up some pre-cut leaf designs. These also were marketed for needle felting, and I'm not sure whether it's possible to use something else. In the photo above, I have pinned them on to the pouch.
Here are some shots of the finished product: