I have another DIY, which to me, is really funny. Why? Well, because I’m really not a crafty person. I don’t consider myself a crafter at all. I’m not patient enough for the most part. I don’t get along with glue guns and I don’t sew anything above a basic level.
I can do furniture and home decor, but to me, that is a different DIY industry so to speak.
The only time I do attempt to “craft” is during the holidays. I think the whimsy of the season allows room for error. That is what I tell myself anyway.
So today I’m showing you my Snowy Owls. I saw a version of these on BHG.com and thought they were too cute to ignore. It is also a great way to use all those pumpkins still sitting around. I also like that you use all natural materials - it takes away the “cheese” factor.
Uh, doesn’t it? Right? C’mon, help me out here.
Here is the easy step-by-step:
2) Next, gather your materials. The only thing I purchased were the feathers from a local craft store. Everything else was already in my pantry – sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coffee beans, filberts, and assorted nuts. Even if you don’t have them on hand, they are all at your fingertips at the grocery store. You can also certainly improvise like I did.
Other than that, all you need is a glue gun.
3) Draw a couple of circles for the eyes to give you a starting point.
4) Start gluing the sunflower seeds around the circle. I found out quickly that it is much easier to glue them individually rather than try to a line of 4 or 5 at a time. Don’t panic – this goes really fast. It only took me a little over an hour to do all three – not counting the painting.
5) When you’ve completed the circle once, start a second row.
6) Then a third row…
7) Now get the coffee beans on. Be sure to glue a few layers on top of each other. You want dimension and texture.
8) I then added pumpkin seeds as an extra detail, but certainly not necessary. I was just playing around.
This step also gave me an idea for next fall, but I can’t tell you because then I’d have to…well, nevermind.
9) Add feathers for the ears.
10) A nut for the nose. I used a Brazilian nut.
11. Here is the first one:
12) The little guy:
13. And the Mrs. with a burlap bow:
14. My intent was to use these for the kids’ table on Thanksgiving. Still might.
Can Friday get here fast enough?!
See you tomorrow,
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