It’s not Christmas around our house unless there’s an owl on the tree! Love these ones by Emily. –Erin
I was so excited when Erin from over at My Very Educated Mother contacted me to be involved with her " No Ugly ornament " Series over on her blog. That started me thinking on what I wanted to make. Maybe my idea of not ugly is someone else's idea of very ugly! Hmm.... what to do?
I was surfing around the net one day when I came across this image from Lilian Vernon.
It was so cute and so simple I knew I could redo it it myself and make it more cuddly and warm for the holidays. I have a new interest in felt over the past year so I went off in search of a felt ball or something round I could cover with felt. But then I went to Target and found these sweater ball ornaments for $3 a piece. Perfect! Done and done. It wasn't felt but it was sweater material so that worked for me.
I started to sketch out what colors should go where since I knew I anted to be all Christmas colors. I bought my felt ans was ready to go.
I tried to freehand some circles but that ended in disaster. If you can do that, more power to ya. I found a pill bottle ( for the eye circles), a nickel ( for the smaller eye circle), and a princess cup ( for the wings) which I then switched out for a Ziploc container when I realized it would be too small:) I set them up on the felt and cut my circles.
Cut out your circles and make sure they look ok when they are all laying on top of each other. I did freehand the little beaks and feet. The feet on the other version were just too hard for me to pull off.
Slowly start hot gluing them ( or whatever way sounds good to you) onto your circle. I did this very slowly so I was sure where everything was going.
When I got to the wings, I wasn't sure how to approach them. I decided to take my large circle , cut it in half, and then overlap them together like a wing or feathers might look. It gave me the smooth look I was going for.
I decided to make two owls, one for each girl. They are so cute and fuzzy. I love them.
The tree here at our house is nothing but homemade or store bought but with a purpose. I try to buy/make things that the girls are into every year around this time. It's like a time capsule to look back on. My mom did the same thing for me and I love passing on the tradition. The girls get at least one new ornament a year that I will pass on to them when they get their own place someday.
By the way..... I'm Emily and I have a little blog called Entirely Emily where I talk about anything and everything. I get my craft on, take some pics,and show you around my hometown, Saint Louis. I hope you'll stop by.