Autumn isn’t just about skulls and ghosts (although we love them… obviously!) If you are in the mood for a more sweet, less spooky Autumn craft, here ya go! These owls are super easy to make with recycled supplies and SO cute! Here’s how:
Supplies: Tissue paper (in several neutral colors), brown felt, hot glue gun, masking tape, brown leather, wooden beads, craft twigs, and raffia.
1. Use some tissue paper (or newspaper) to create a paper wad the size of your owl bodies (we made three different sizes of owls range from 4-7 inches). Use the masking tape to secure your owl body together. 2. Use scissors to create long strips of tissue paper or fabric fringe. Starting from the bottom of your owl, use the hot glue gun to attach the fringe in overlapping rows. Finish the top of your owl’s head by making a circle with your paper or fabric and fringe the edges of your circle before gluing in place. 3. Using a small circle of paper as your base, glue short pieces of straight raffia pieces in a circular pattern for your owl eyes. Once your circle is full, trim the edges to the appropriate size (depending on your owl dimensions). Glue a wooden bead to the middle of your raffia circle and glue your eyes onto your owl. 4. Cut three twigs the same length and hot glue one side together in a “V” shape to create an owl foot. Repeat the process and glue the feet to the bottom of your owl. 5. For the owl nose, cut a small triangle out of your leather and glue the nose in place.
Have fun making some cute Autumn owls! xo. Elsie
Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman
What a fun project to do with my kids. Thanks for sharing this super cute idea.
I made 3 of these little owls inspired by yours! Here’s the link to see em: http://bessbag.blogspot.com/2013/10/sweet-little-owls-inspired-by-beautiful.html
Thanks for the great DIY, Elsie!
wow..wonderful creativity. Really good work have done in small wooden pieces and cloths. i love this post !
These are adorable!
These are cute! I love owls.
Definitly going to make these 😀
Awww these are so adorable! I love owls and perfect decoration for autumn!
My sister-in-law LOVES owls! (Who doesn’t?!) I am going to have to make this for my 18 month old niece! So cute!
xo kristen genevieve
These are a great alternative to knitting toys and decorations. Love them!
The eyes are terrific. They really make them “pop”! Great share… and they could stay out all fall:)
How clever is that! Cute.
Oh my Goodness! SO cute! I’m obsessed with owls! Totally going to have a go at making these!
Very sweet owls! I must have a go at making one myself – I feel inspired!
So cute 🙂 I love it !
have never seen diy owls like this! cutecutecute!
So adorable!!! I need to make these for my daughters room!
All I can say is “WOW”
I love this Elsie! Can’t wait to make it for my home!
I’m so happy to see I’m not the only one who still loves owls!
oh these are so adorable! no one should forget owls for this time of the year! they’re my favorite animal!
Awwwh adorable 🙂