Thursday, December 9, 2010
Snowy Owl Ornaments
This little Snowy Owl is one of the crafts for Christmas Craft Day 2010 which is taking place on Friday Dec 17th.
I couldn't resist making an Owl themed ornament so here is the How To:
- white felt
- yogurt container for tracing
- tacky glue
- old book pages
- gold colored felt
- tan colored felt
- large googly eyes
- gold and silver sequins and gems
- gold thread for hanging
Using the yogurt container or some other round object trace out a circle on your white felt and cut out.
Find some old book pages. I usually pick up some old books for crafting at garage sales or the library discard sale.
I especially like old kid's books like this Bobbsey Twins.
You need to cut a small triangle for the Owl's forehead and flower pot shape for the belly. For Christmas Craft Day I will have templates.
Glue your flower pot shape onto the white felt slightly down from the middle.
Put some glue on the felt on either side of the shape.
Fold the felt over and hold for a few seconds while the glue sets up. You can use some clothespins to help you out.
Put a dab of glue at the top of your flower pot shape and fold the felt down. You want to keep the ends open.
Place a little bit of glue into the open corner and add a feather.
Repeat on other side.
Glue the little triangle onto the forehead.
Cut 2 circles from the tan felt that are larger than your googly eyes.
Glue into place on the owl.
Cut a little beak triangle from the gold felt and glue into place.
Add some bling!
Using a needle thread some gold thread thru the top of your Owl and make a loop for hanging.
If you want you can gently fold it in a bit to add a little shape so it isn't so flat.
Why not make a pair of Snowy Owls for your Christmas tree.
I'll see you soon with more Christmas Crafts for Craft Day we just got a bit sidetracked this week by the stomach flu(the kids).