Autumn Owl Decorations

Autumn Owl DecorationsAutumn 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:

Autumn Owl Decorations abeautifulmess.comSupplies: 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.

Autumn Owl Decorations Autumn Owl Decorations 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:
    Thanks for the great DIY, Elsie!

  • wow..wonderful creativity. Really good work have done in small wooden pieces and cloths. i love this post !

  • Awww these are so adorable! I love owls and perfect decoration for autumn!

    Lulu xx

  • 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

  • The eyes are terrific. They really make them “pop”! Great share… and they could stay out all fall:)

  • Oh my Goodness! SO cute! I’m obsessed with owls! Totally going to have a go at making these!

  • oh these are so adorable! no one should forget owls for this time of the year! they’re my favorite animal!


  • Oh these are cute!
    They kind of have a 70s craft vibe about them, I think it’s the raffia.

    Will owls ever not be on trend??

  • SO cute! Love owl decor. Perfect for so many seasons! Love these!

  • Fantastic idea before Halloween 🙂 I will make it, too. xxx


  • Sooo adorable! And I have a definite owl obsession so these are fantastic!!

    Jamie @

  • never enough owls! hoot!

  • omg love them! and my son will love doing this craft with me too. would put these on the bookshelf during autumn. thanks for sharing this easy tutorial! xx. gigi.

  • OMG! These are WAY too cute. I’m obsessed with owls, you should see my apartment 😀 I may have to try to make these! Lovelovelovelove. Thanks for always being such an inspiration 🙂

  • SO cute! I typically avoid autumn decorations since Halloween just isn’t my thing, but I could totally get on board with the “more sweet, less spooky” theme 🙂

  • I love love the earthy colors, they would match so much with my jungle/home. I will give them a try, damn yeah

    tsiou, from

  • These are too cute! I’d love to make a little family of them xo

  • Very cute and pinned to show my mother-in-law who is obsessed with owls!! 🙂

  • The tissue paper here looks more like Japanese paper based on the texture I see from the photos but this is a cute DIY decoration! 🙂

    xo Trisha

  • These are really cute – exactly my style 🙂 They’ve got a cool 70’s vibe that I’d love to add to my home this fall. Thanks for sharing!

  • Oh my goodness these are adorable! I’ve been wanting some new ways to bring more owls into my house… although my husband would probably say we have enough already, ha! I might have to try these, though!

  • these are beyond cute! i wonder how they would hold up if i used a light fabric instead of tissue paper (perhaps they would last more than just one or two seasons that way?)

  • These are so cute and retro looking! Perfect for those of us who don’t do Halloween (and those that do :).

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