Owls seem to be the current trend. They're all around. I have grown to like them as they have a lot of character. A while back I posted about 3 owls I had found in thrift stores and revamped with a bit of spray paint. In my recent visits to other blogs I have come across felt owls that look easy enough to make...and don't require spray paint. I decided that it was time I put down the spray paint can and pick up a needle and thread. I went to Joann's to pick up all of my materials.
The first step was to create some patterns. I have owls pinned on my Pinterest board that I went back and studied. I took some ideas from them and created my own owl.
For this owl I used dark brown, olive green, off-white, and yellow felt. I used my pattern pieces and traced them on the felt. When all the pieces were cut out I hot glued most them into place. I had to wait on the wings though and stitch them first.
Then, using a large needle and the embroidery thread, I added the detail around some parts of the owl. I also added 2 buttons for eyes. When the owl was almost stitched up I put the stuffing inside.
The finished product. I plan to incorporate him with the fall decorations that are soon to be up on the mantle.
3 felt squares (@ 35¢ each) = $1.05
embroidery tread = 30¢
stuffing = $3.50
buttons = free (I had them on hand)
Total Cost = $4.85 + tax