I have been busy decorating the house for the holidays and truly loving our Christmas decorations this year. This year I decided to incorporate a little bit of farmhouse, a touch of glam and winter woodland creatures. I was recently inspired by the Make It Fun Holiday Ebook to create this adorable Winter Owl Craft to add a touch of whimsy and fun to our holiday decorations.
I incorporated several winter owls into our Glam Metallic Farmhouse Christmas tree, but thought we could use a few more in vignettes around the house. When I saw the Felt Caroling Birds in the Holiday Ebook I knew I could alter it a bit to create something that would work perfectly with decor.
This DIY Winter Owl Craft turned out to be an easy project and once I figured out how to alter it I was able to complete the project in under 15 minutes.
What you will need:
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Balls – 3″
- Felt: White, aqua and orange
- Black buttons
- White feathers
- 12 gauge jewelry wire
- Needle nose jewelry pliers
- Low-temp hot glue gun
Cut a 2-½” circles from the white felt and glue to the bottom of the 3” balls. This will be the bottom of the owl.
Cut ¾” strips of the white felt to cover the bodies. Cut a scalloped edge on one side of each felt strip. Starting at the bottom of the body, cut a strip long enough to glue around the 2-½” felt circle. Glue the straight edge of the strip around the body, leaving the scalloped edge hang free. Continue gluing strips up the body, slightly overlapping as shown. When you reach the top row you may need to cut the felt strips a little thinner to fit.
Cut out the parts for the face from the white and aqua felt. I just looked at images on owls online and then free-handed what I thought looked good on a piece of paper. I hot glued the white and aqua parts together.
Cut out two small circles from the white felt and hot glue them on to the face. Hot glue black buttons in the middle of the white felt for the eyes.
Cut out the feathers from the white felt. Cut small strips of the aqua, similar to what you did for the strips used to create the body. I wanted my owl to be fluffy so I used white feathers to help add dimension to the wings. I hot glued them to the aqua strips and then layered those on the wings.
Add a piece of feather fluff to the top of the owls head and wire feet to finish the DIY Winter Owl Craft.
I made a few of these and scattered them throughout the house to add to our winter wonderland holiday decorations. I love how these fluffy little guys turned out and think they look great next to my DIY Painted Copper Leaf Ornaments.
I’m so excited about the holidays this year and look forward to creating lots of fun memories with my family. What are you looking forward to the most this holiday season?