No-Sew Little Owl

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By General Craft Contributor Michelle

Create a cute little fabric owl with no sewing needed–stick it on a wreath, hang on the wall, or turn it into a Christmas ornament.  There are so many ways you could use this cute little critter in your crafting.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

To begin, make a mark along one straight edge of your fabric.  Measure 8-inches along the edge, and make another mark.  Hold your ruler at the first mark along the straight edge, perpendicular to the straight edge.  At a right angle, measure 8-inches up and make a mark.  Draw a line down to the first mark.  You’ve now marked the two legs of your wedge piece.  Join the ends of the legs with an arc, so you’re left with a wedge that looks like 1/4 of a circle.  Cut out.

Fold the wedge piece in half, right sides of the fabric together.  Finger crease, and open again.  Run a bead of hot glue along one of the long edges, on the right-side of the fabric, and fold the other long edge over on top, pressing to adhere.  Let cool.

Turn the fabric shape right side out.

Loosely stuff the cone shape, keeping the stuffing in the middle of the cone–you want the top of the cone to be free of stuffing, so you can fold it over, and the bottom free of stuffing so you can gather it together.

Gather the bottom together, and tie with a piece of embroidery floss that matches your fabric.  Trim ends.

Fold the top point down onto the body of the owl, and adhere with hot glue.

Glue small buttons into the middle of bigger buttons to form eyes for your owl.

Glue the eyes to your owl’s head.

Cut a small triangle of felt, and glue it over the top of the pointed beak area.

Cut some small teardrop shapes from your felt, cutting a fringe into one side, to make wings.  Attach to the sides of your owl’s body.

If your owl is going to perch on a twig, glue the twig under the front edge of the body.  Then cut two feet from felt, and glue to the body, and over the twig.  If not, just cut feet and attach them to the body.

Make a small loop of your twine, and glue onto the back of the owl’s head to make a hanger.

Cut a small circle of matching felt, and glue it over the end of the string to make it look neater.

Happy Crafting!

 

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