Create a Tiny Felt Owl
Edited by Laurel Waddell, Eng, Lynn
Owls are one of my daughter's favorite creatures. I'm always looking for new creative ways to add owls to her home decor. These two-inch owls are the perfect size to create a mobile to hang over a baby crib, attach to a clothespin for a cute little chip clip, or add a magnet strip with which to display photos on the fridge. Add some owlish fun to your life with this little crafting project: VisiHow how to Create A Tiny Elf Owl.
- 2What you will need:Advertisement
- 3Tape measure
- 4Scissors (small scissors with a sharp points are helpful for cutting tight curves and tiny details)
- 5Low temperature glue gun and glue sticks
- 6Standard sharp needle
- 7Owl - 2 inches by 2 inches; Wings - 1 1/8 inches long by 5/8 inch wide; Eyes - 1/2 inch in diameter; Beak - 5/8 inch long by 1/4 inch wide. (I sketch my patterns by hand, but there are patterns available online, or you can trace the outline of a picture from a child's story book or coloring book. Another trick is to find a bright image online using your phone, scaling the image to size, laying thin paper over your phone, and tracing the outline.)Patterns:
- 8Two pieces of felt, each one a different color (I chose brown and blue for this project since those are the colors of my grandson's room decor)
- 9One yellow craft foam sheet
- 10One skein of floss (matching the color of the owl's body)
- 11Two tiny buttons (matching the color of the owl's body)
- 12Approximately 10 square inches cut from a plastic grocery bag for stuffing (just one more small way to recycle)
- 13How this little owl comes together:
- 14(I find it easier to cut around the pattern rather than try to trace the pattern on the felt.)Use the owl pattern to cut two pieces from the color of felt you have chosen for the body - front and back.
- 15Cut two wings and two eyes from the remaining color of felt.
- 17With the hot glue gun, attach the front and back pieces of felt to each other, leaving an opening wide enough for one finger.
- 18Slip stuffing into the opening of the body.
- 19Finish gluing the two pieces together.
- 20Trim any excess glue from around the edges of the body.
- 21(Make sure not to plug the button holes with the glue by dabbing it beside the holes.)Use a small dot of hot glue to attach the wings, eyes, and buttons to the body to hold them in place for easier sewing.
- 23(Ten inches is just about the right length needed.)Use a baseball stitch to sew around the out side edge of the entire owl with two strands of floss.
- 25Make her a little friend by swapping the felt colors. Add them to other craft projects or just let them share your pillow.Enjoy your little owl companion!Advertisement
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Categories : Arts & Crafts
Recent edits by: Eng, Laurel Waddell