Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Whooo Wants To Learn How To Make A Felt Owl?

I think I have a slight obsession with owls...
They are the cutest little darn things aren't they?
They seem to be all the rage lately...
Parties done up with them as the theme...
Well, Not Just a Mommy shows us how to make a felt owl
that will be the hit of your next owl themed party...
You can make these using any colors...
She also showed a white one that she made
because her son liked Harry Potter...
See...the possibilities are endless!
felt owl set

The ingredients:
4" styrofoam ball
24 mm google eyes
4 9"X12" pieces of felt
(3 in your choice of colors and one in brown for beak and ears)
glue gun
tacky glue (I use Aleene's)
nickle (for stabalizing)
felt owl suppliesOne owl's face is made of two layers;
the larger layer measures 4" X 3",
the smaller is 3 1/2" X 2 1/4".
The feather measures at 2 1/4" long.
The head covering is a cone,
cut from a corner of the felt,
sides measuring 4"
and I made the curve came from a small plate.felt owl feathersUsing my templates, I cut out feathers in tan and hot pink,
and working from the bottom up,
glue them on in staggered layers almost to the top.coveringcovering owl body with felt feathers 2Make the layers for the owl's face,
head covering and cut a feather out of brown for the beak.owl head piecesGlue the pieces together,
but don't round the corners off the cone of the head covering yet,
that comes later.felt owl headpieceThe ears are triangles about the size of the feathers.
Hot-glue the corners together to create a pinch.felt owl earsOk, now the fun comes in.
You'll have to hot-glue the ears on the head first
before you layer on the owl's face,
but only after you figure out the placement where everything will go.
This includes rounding out the corners of the cone.
Once you're sure where you want everything,
a few dabs of hot glue will work.
I hot-glued a nickle underneath because the owl keeps rolling.finished felt owlFor the second owl, the beak, ears and feathers are the same.
There are two sets of eye patches,
the larger circle is 2" and the smaller is 1 5/8".owl feathers cut outSince this owl doesn't have a head covering,
you'll need to cover up the whole owl in feathers;
assemble his eyes
and then play around with the placement of his eyes and beak,
because that will determine where his ears go.
Hot-glue those on first
with a little pinch on them so they don't lie flat.felt owl 2 eyesfelt owl 2 topHot-glue on his beak, then the eyes and you're set!felt owl 2 sidefelt owl 2 front


stephanie Toole said...

This is amazing! I'm in love with owls, I hope whenever I have my next kid.. it's a girl and she will absolutely have a owl themed room..

Kim @ Frostmeblog.blogspot.com said...

OMG! I am so crushing on owls too! I LOVE this! Thanks for the post!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
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