Hoot – Hoot!!

Have you noticed all of the cute owl items in stores?  It reminds me of the 1970’s!  I remember making the cutest owl plaque in bible school.  I’m surprised my mother hasn’t delivered it to me in her station wagon, but I digress.

At Christmas someone kindly posted a link to this cute owl ornament created by Jessica Levitt at Juicy Bits.  Click here to get the pattern that Jessica so generously provided.

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Jessica’s supply list includes felted wool for this project.  I used regular felt because it was cheap and readily available.  I forgot to buy rick-rack, so I improvised with white felt.  I also forgot to buy anything to make the hanger, so I used some green rick-rack from my stash.  Adding to the “I forgot to buy” includes eyes.  Mr. SP suggested using BB’s and they were perfect!  I love a creative man!

I’ve made two so far.  Aren’t they cute??

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Can you see the snow in my backyard?  We are supposed to get more this weekend!

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I’ll keep one of these and save the other for my niece for Christmas next year.  I’m hoping to make a few more.  I may as well since I have the supplies on hand.

It’s yet another snow day here in VA.  Today’s topic of study for me is acids, bases, and salts followed by bonding.  I really wish I didn’t have to teach this new course.  Perhaps I will like it after I’ve taught it for a few years and after I’ve become confident in my knowledge of the material.  I would much rather spend a snow day crafting something!

This is a really easy project and one that older kids could do with a little help.  I would have loved making this when I was a kid!  Let me know if you make one!

Comments

  1. Blondie's Journal says:

    The owls are adorable. I have been in love with owls ever since I saw a real one. Gorgeous!! I love how you improvised with hubby’s help!! Maybe he will want to make one!

    xoxo
    Jane

  2. Very cute!

  3. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Adorable!!! Would be fun Christmas ornaments too. 🙂

  4. SO cute! I love the BB eyes! Also…what is up with winter NEVER going away?

  5. I am swinging over from Confessions From a Working Mom’s blog… I LOVE this owl project… My kid and I are going to have to pull out the felt! or something! 😉 Way to blog rock! I am with you.. hard to put it out there! I will get on that and blog rock tomorrow!? 😉 if I can stop blog hoppin long enough to do a post!
    Jenn~ http://www.seizingmyday.com

  6. Those are so cute!! You did a great job on these!

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