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DIY Burlap Owl

DIY Burlap OwlsI recently went a little crazy with making these adorable burlap owls. I sat down to make myself one, but quickly counted off ten different people that would also benefit from owning an owl, so I ended up making several. I even lost count. Thankfully I had my side-kick crafter, miss Roo to help me. kid crafter

You will need:

  • Burlap (in two contrasting shades)
  • Cute fabric of your choice
  • Cotton/Filler
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot glue gun
  • Felt for eyes, beak and feet
  • Craft wire for hanging
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie Marker

First, grab your pencil and paper and draw two different sizes of an owl shape (you want a smaller one that will fit inside a big one)

Make owl template

Trace your big owl onto burlap (I made small owls which is why I traced the little stencil as pictured) and cut out two

Trace owls

Trace your little owl onto fabric and cut out

Trace owl onto fabric

Hot glue the edges of burlap together, leaving the bottom unglued to add filler

hot glue edges

Hot glue fabric onto burlap and add a layer of mod podge on top of the fabric to make it sturdier

hot glue & mod podge

After stuffing owl and gluing, cut out the shapes for eyes and hot glue them on

add eyes

Cut out and glue on a beak and feet

beak and feet

Add hanging wire to the back (bows and raffia are optional)

burlap owls

I have given away all but one that I made, and at least three recipients asked me if I made them to sell. There’s no reason to sell them when y’all can make them too! What other shapes do you think would be easy to do? I was thinking a heart for valentines day…

~Janna

 

 

 

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