Friday, December 23, 2011

Felt Owl Ornaments

How cute are these little owls? I just love them and they crack me up! I was "Pinspired" to make these adorable felt ornaments. I found them here with a free downloadable template. However, I increased the size of mine by 25%.

The original template is for smaller owls (seen here), from Juicy Bits. These are just perfect. I couldn't find black buttons for the eyes, so I used black felt. I wish I had those buttons though, because I think it totally makes them! 

I have to thank my husband and Carrie from craft night for helping me cut out the many pieces. Andrew also selected the color combinations and cut them out when it was taking me forever. 

He is especially proud of this Philadelphia Eagles colors inspired guy.  

I like the ones with pink, but I can't choose a favorite! 

So cute!

I made 10 total. But I'm not gonna lie, they were a lot of work! Each piece is hand sewn with embroidery thread. Then you add a ribbon, stuff them, and sew them closed. 

They will all be gifts. I can't wait to give them away! But I'm a little sad to see my owl family leave the nest. I attached a tag to each one that says, "Merry Christmas! We hope your new year is a hoot!" I hope the lucky recipients get as much of a kick out of them as we did making them. Hooo hooooot!


Thank you!