It comes as no surprise, but I’m an owl fanatic. I have shared that piece of information quite a few times on the blog. Anything & everything with owl print on it, seems to make its way home with me. Since a lot of manufacturers are starting to make things for fall with owls – I’m ecstatic! My two favorite things combined? It can’t get any better than that. Now can it?
And in case you missed it, I shared a felt owl tutorial the other day. After finishing that owl piece, I had a few odds & ends of felt left over. They were all in the color scheme of fall, so I wanted to do something in the line of fall decorations with them.
After tossing & turning one night in bed, I decided to brainstorm a bit on what I would do with the leftover felt. That’s when I came up with an idea of an owl wreath. After drawing it out in my journal, I really wanted to run to Michaels to get a circular twig wreath. But after rummaging though my craft room and finding this heart shaped one – I decided to roll with that. This meant my new wreath would literally cost me nothing – in a sense.
So here is what I used:
* Felt pieces in various colors
* Two small paper plates
* Twig wreath
* Hot glue gun
First – to give some stability to the felt once I stuck it on the wreath, I added some paper plates to the backing of what would be the eyes of the owl. This meant no tagging AND it made it easier to hot glue to the wreath.
I simply trimming down the paper plates to size, then traced/cut out the first set of circles from felt.
To create the look of an owl, I did a layered look for the eyes. The colors are brown, red, gray, white and black. Each circle got smaller as I went.
Then I cut a triangle out of orange for the nose and two hearts out of orange for the arms.
Next steo was to hot glue everything together and in place.
To finish off my new owl wreath, I added a polka dot bow to give it a girly feel/look.
Last but not least – I added a ribbon and hung it on my door. Easy peasy!
What do you think? I personally love it. At first I wanted to name this tutorial “Ohio State Buckeye Owl” because it’s my husband’s favorite college football team. Then I realized I probably should have done the owl’s arms in red too. But since it’s all hot glued, it’s an easy change I can do. Maybe surprise my husband for football season? It would be a good excuse not to put up any other Ohio State decorations ;)