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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Whoooo loves the holidays~ Craft 5

Whoooo among you knows about the owl craze? I see them everywhere. I have several tweens and teens in my life that adore owls so I decided to make a few broaches to give as Christmas gifts.

The felt owl was created by using felt scraps, fabric glue and a bit of embroidery thread. I then raided my stash of vintage fabrics and cut out various circles in 4 and 6 inch diameters.

I also had just a smidge of brown linen fabric left over from this project:

Now the very best felt and yo yo's in blogland come from the uber talented Heather Bailey.
Please click on this link for her wonderful tutorial on how to make a yo yo. I followed the instructions on how to make a yoyo with a wider center.

It is easy to layer the yo yo's. You can attach them together when sewing a pin onto the back of the broach. The pins can be purchased at any craft store.

I used a hot glue gun to add the owl and button embellishments.

If you don't fancy an an owl, you can cut out felt shapes that please you: Flowers, pine trees, stars....

Smaller hands might find a pin hard to put on, so I also created a few hairclips.

The sweet toadstools were just hot glued onto a 6 pack of hair clips I purchased at WalMart.

Each set was less than $2 to make.

I slipped the broaches and hair clips into sweet fabric bags that I will show in an upcoming tutorial.
Be blessed and go make a beautiful mess.


The French Bear said...

LOvely, I just love how you whip up all sorts of wonderful gifts!!!!
Nice curtains, I love hand made curtains!!!
Margaret B

Jingle said...

These are super cute! I love the mushrooms!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your mushroom clips!

Lorrie said...

Hoot Hoot - wonderful owl pins. You are whipping up all sorts of craftiness this season.


Jill Elaine said...

Sweet! Love them both!

Linda said...

Both ideas are sooooo cute!!! I have always loved Owls and am glad to see them back in vogue and readily available.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

These are so adorable. Yes, owls have gotten so popular. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

Mildred said...

What cute ideas - reminiscent of crafts we did in the late 60's and 70's. Remember when everyone had a mushroom theme in their kitchen??

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooooo adorable! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mary said...

Thank you for the ideas! I ♥ these owls and toadstools. Gonna make me some 8~) Hugz