What we’re making…
This week at Alicia In A Small Town marks a very special occasion. This is our very first DIY Saturday. I decided since it was so special that we had to make it extra special… That is why we are doing a DIY Owl Wreath? Why the DIY Owl Wreath? Well, because everyone around here always loves the wreathes that I make, and I love owls, so I decided to combine the two and share it with you!
What we need…
Below is a list of everything that you will need for your DIY Owl Wreath:
- A wreath form. It can be a twig wreath or a Styrofoam or wire wreath form. I like the wire ones, but that’s because I tend to break my wreathes down and reuse the form, so it holds up better.
- Brown feather boas. 2 of them. You can use bright colors if you prefer to have a bright colored owl, but I am going to stick with brown.
- Colored felt for eyes, beak, and talons (white, black, and a yellow-orange)
- Raffia for Eyebrows
- “Whoooo’s there?” Sign. This can be any piece of wood that you can find at your local craft store. I prefer to get a round on that I can attach to the back of my wreath form, but it is completely up to you and your taste.
- A hot glue gun, or fabric glue
How to make it…
To make your DIY Owl Wreath, you’ll want to start by wrapping your feather boa around the wreath form. I bought two boas just to be on the safe side (I didn’t want my owl to have any bald spots after all. 😉
After you have done that, you’ll want to cut your felt into the needed shapes. I cut my white felt into two five inch circles, and made the pupils out of two 2.5″ circles in black felt. Next, I cut a triangle for my beak, and two feet (or talons). Make sure to glue (or stitch if you’re an overachiever…) the pupils onto your owl’s eyeballs very good… We wouldn’t want him to lose a pupil after all. 🙂
Now, you can try to use the hot glue gun to attach your eyes and beak to the feathers if you’d like, but what I decided to do was hot glue pipe cleaners to the back and then twist the pipe cleaners around my wreath form so that I could be sure that they’d stay attached. I did the same with my talons…
Now, let’s make our “Whooooo’s there?” sign. Remember, I said I like a round sign that will fit behind my wreath form. My sign is a 10″ circle, about 1/4″ thick. I painted it tan, and used brown lettering. I chose to seal the sign because I REALLY like my wreath and would like to continue using it when I don’t have my regular seasonal wreathes up. After I sealed it, I drilled four small holes in it, close to the edge, where they wouldn’t be seen. I ran paracord through these holes and tied the sign to the backside of my wreath form.
How do you like the DIY Owl Wreath?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s tutorial, and that you make your own DIY Owl Wreath. Please make sure to send me a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org if you do!
Leave a comment below and let me know what kind of DIY tutorials you would like to see next!