Create a Tiny Felt Owl

Edited by Laurel Waddell, Anonymous, Eng, Lynn

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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.

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    What you will need:
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    Tape measure
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    Scissors (small scissors with a sharp points are helpful for cutting tight curves and tiny details)
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    Low temperature glue gun and glue sticks
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    Standard sharp needle
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    Patterns:
    Owl - 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.)
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    Two 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)
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    One yellow craft foam sheet
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    One skein of floss (matching the color of the owl's body)
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    Two tiny buttons (matching the color of the owl's body)
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    Approximately 10 square inches cut from a plastic grocery bag for stuffing (just one more small way to recycle)
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    How this little owl comes together:
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    Use the owl pattern to cut two pieces from the color of felt you have chosen for the body - front and back.
    (I find it easier to cut around the pattern rather than try to trace the pattern on the felt.)
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    Cut two wings and two eyes from the remaining color of felt.
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    Cut the beak from the yellow craft foam sheet.
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    With the hot glue gun, attach the front and back pieces of felt to each other, leaving an opening wide enough for one finger.
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    Slip stuffing into the opening of the body.
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    Finish gluing the two pieces together.
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    Trim any excess glue from around the edges of the body.
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    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.
    (Make sure not to plug the button holes with the glue by dabbing it beside the holes.)
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    Use hot glue to securely attach the beak.
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    Use a baseball stitch to sew around the out side edge of the entire owl with two strands of floss.
    (Ten inches is just about the right length needed.)
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    Finish attaching the eyes and wings with a whip stitch, using two strands of floss.
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    Enjoy your little owl companion!
    Make her a little friend by swapping the felt colors. Add them to other craft projects or just let them share your pillow.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Anonymous, Laurel Waddell

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