I finally started working on the ornaments for this year's Christmas Tree! Last year I went all Harry Potter and I loved it :) This year, I don't really have a theme. Nevertheless, I want to make a few ornaments myself. And these are the first DIY ornaments - owls!
It all started over at Pinterest where a lot of DIYs actually start. I came across this pin right HERE.
I tried to copy those but truth to be told, the result was a huge fail. But I wasn't willing to give up the whole idea so I did some sort of an interpretation using wooden balls from IKEA instead of fir cones. Et voilà, it worked!
Let me give you a quick run-down...
- VINTER 2016 decoration balls from IKEA (currently available HERE)
- Thin felt in grey, light blue, white and yellow
- Fabric glue & hot glue
- Brown chenille
- scissors and a pen
And you might also need those three shapes. The biggest one should have an overall height of 6cm.
- For each owl, cut out two large wings, two small wings and one shape for the head plus a tiny yellow triangle for the beak.
- Afterwards, glue one small wing on a large wing making two two-layered wings per owl using fabric glue. Mix and match the colors of the felt you are using.
- Glue a little yellow beak plus two eyes on the shape for the head using fabric glue.
- Using plies and a wire cutter, put together two feet per owl using the brown chenille.
- Glue two wings, one head shape and two feet onto one decoration ball using hot glue.
Happy crafting, everyone!