Friday, October 5, 2012

Burlap Owl

I have made a lot of ornaments out of felt for Christmas and other holidays, but this time I decided to give burlap a try since I had some extra lying around.  I'm loving owls this season, so I decided to make an owl.

Two colors of burlap
embroidery floss
pillow stuffing

I started by drawing a simple owl on paper and cutting it out for my pattern.  The owls body is just a circle and then I drew some wings on.

Pin the owl pattern to the brown burlap and cut out two.

I then cut one of the wings off my pattern and cut two wings out of orange burlap.

Using a back-stitched, I sewed the two wings on down one side.

Next, I sewed on two button eyes and a yellow beak from some left of felt I had.

Then I blanket-stitched the back piece of brown burlap on.

And stuffed him using pillow stuffing.

Here he is hanging on our antique dresser in the hallway (although, my 7 year old said she wants to put him in her room :)

1 comment:

  1. SOOOOO CUTE! I love burlap! Thanks for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday!

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