Friday, July 08, 2011

Blog Party // DIY Summer Projects: Day 5.

Hello everyone!

I am Katja, a german crafter and Blogger with a lovely blog called Maedchenmitherz. I love handmade and even more than handmade I love owls. So when Lu asked me to share a DIY for her blog party I knew it had to be this:

Make a cute owl with me today!

Supplies needed:
- A styrofoam ball (any size you want! I bought a bunch of these balls before christmas and wanted to turn them into ornaments. But somehow I forgot about it ^^)
- Felt in matching colours (+ white felt for the eyes and yellow or orange felt for the beak)
- Plastic eyes (the small ones)
- Scissors
- A hot glue gun (regular glue should work as well)

That's all!

First, cut several leaf-shaped pieces from your felt.

You will need a bunch of them so cut, cut, cut!

Start sticking the "leaves" on the ball. Only use one small dot of glue on the tip of the felt piece so your owl will look more "fluffy"!

Let the top "leaves" cover the bottom ones.

Once you have finished covering the styrofoam ball with felt,

Cut two circles from white felt.

These are going to be the owls' eyes.

Stick them on the ball.

And then add the black plastic eyes.

Cut the beak from yellow or orange felt.

And you get an owl!!!!!!!!

You might want to try different styles of this cute owl....

I went a bit nerdy and made a cute nerd-owl!
Hope you liked this fun DIY and if you craft some owls... let me see, I am curious!!!!!! Thank you Lu, for having me,- this was so much fun!

Have fun crafting!



Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial, Katja, and thank you again for participating in my blog party! :)


  1. Hey Lu,
    I just wanted you to know that I featured this craft in a weekend craft roundup post!

    You can see it here if you like.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Die Nerd-Eule ist ja der Hammer! Kann mir die Tierchen gut an ner Kette vorstellen!
    Liebe Grüße


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