I Was Featured Here, Buttons,Linky Party Schedule, Contact Me, About Me,Disclosure/Privacy.Holidays

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fabric Owls & Burlap Fall Decor Blessing Reminder

Here's a little whimsical group of owls that I made this week.  I host Thanksgiving at my house each year. If we are blessed with the weather that we had on Thanksgiving Day last year, we will be spending a lot of time on our deck. I am trying to get some fun decor that I can use outside.  I share at the end of this post how I am going to use this on Thanksgiving Day!

alt="Fabric Owl &  Burlap Fall Decor Tutorial Thanksgiving Wall Art"


                             alt="Fabric Owl &  Burlap Fall Decor Tutorial Thanksgiving Wall Art"

I covered a canvas with burlap, and attached a stick with floral wire.  Next, I drew a pattern on the back of the fabric for each of these little guys.  Cutting all those little edges was the longest part of this whole project. To make sure they kept their shape, I lightly brushed on fabric stiffener that was 1 part stiffener and 1 part water.

alt="Fabric Owl &  Burlap Fall Decor Tutorial Thanksgiving Wall Art"

I let them dry over night, and then added the googly eyes.  I cut out a tiny slit in the back of each of the eyes, and added tacky glue so the eyes would stay in place.  

alt="Fabric Owl &  Burlap Fall Decor Tutorial Thanksgiving Wall Art"

I didn't have any fabric that I liked for the beaks, so I used scrapbook paper.

alt="Fabric Owl &  Burlap Fall Decor Tutorial Thanksgiving Wall Art"

After trying fabric several different ways for the talons, I decided to use the pipe cleaners.  I think those little feet are my favorite part of the whole project.

alt="Fabric Owl &  Burlap Fall Decor Tutorial Thanksgiving Wall Art"

I hot glued the talons to the stick and the owls to the burlap.  

alt="Fabric Owl &  Burlap Fall Decor Tutorial Thanksgiving Wall Art"

Since I have the owls eyes going in all directions, I wanted to use a saying that tied in the owls and Thanksgiving blessings.  I used a Sanford paint pen to write on the burlap.  Not real thrilled with my free hand, but it will work for now.  

alt="Fabric Owl &  Burlap Fall Decor Tutorial Thanksgiving Wall Art"
                         
 I hot glued the leaves on the burlap, and added another small branch at the side.  

alt="Fabric Owl &  Burlap Fall Decor Tutorial Thanksgiving Wall Art"

alt="Fabric Owl &  Burlap Fall Decor Tutorial Thanksgiving Wall Art"

Now for the fun part of the whole project.  I am going to have a basket of  scrapbook leaves and a Sharpie.  Everyone will add what they are thankful for this time of year.  Just a way for everyone to take a moment to see the blessing that are all around us.  

  Thank you so much for visiting.  

Kathy


123 comments:

Winnie said...

I'm amazed.
These little owls are soooooooooooo cute and beautiful
And all together - simply adorable
Wonderful job

20 North Ora said...

Kathy - Cute cute owls. What a precious way to remind everyone what Thanksgiving is for.

Judy

Renea Hand said...

This is so cute!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

what a cute project! well done

Janet said...

Kathy, that is so adorable. I haven't seen anything like it before.

You are a very creative gal. :)

Have a great week.

Take care, Janet W

http://throughthewoods2.blogspot.com
http://bearcountryprimitives.blogspot.com

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! It was so fun creating those little owls. Thanks so much for visiting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and for visiting. It was a fun project to make. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Renea! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Daniela! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment, and for visiting. Those little owls were so fun to create. :)

Shannon Chastaine said...

This gave me a good smile and a chuckle--those eyes! It is SO cute and fun and I think people are going to love writing what they're thankful for on it.

ERICA said...

OMGoodness! This is SUPER cute. I, personally, have an owl fetish so found this to be very delightful. Yay! Wish I had this hanging in my scrap room!

Claire @ The Rustic Pig said...

So stinkin' cute!!! I LOVE it!!!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Too cute Kathy!! I love owls.

Stacy Sews and Schools said...

WOW!!! I am LOVING that!!!!! Definitely going to Pin this and give it a try.
THANK YOU!!!

twelve-O-eight said...

These are darling Kathy, really creative!

xoxo, Tanya

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Kathy those owls are adorable!

Hugs, Peggy

katherine peas said...

so cute!
I saw you on the Adventures of a DIY mom link party

Debbiedoo's said...

This is totally up my alley!Love it Kathy. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Those eyes added so much. LOL Thanks so much for visiting.

Kathy Moody said...

Aww, thank you so much! I love owls, too! It was a fun project to make. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Aww, thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I love owls, too! I've been wanting to do this for awhile, and finally finished it. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)
Hugs

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! It was such a fun and easy project to do. Thanks for so much for your sweet comment and for stopping by. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Tanya! It was a fun project to make. :)

xoxoxo

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks so much, Peggy! It was a fun and easy project to do. I love it when that happens. LOL
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! It was a fun project to make. Thanks so much for visiting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks, Debbie! I love owls!! :) As always, thanks for the fantastic party!

Jeanette said...

I'm an Owl fanatic! Pinning these!

Nicole@ Show off Friday said...

I love the googley eyed owls!

Georgia said...

Love how you used the limbs! Fun project!!

June said...

Fabulous idea, Kathy! Your owls are adorable - what a fun way to remember why we're gathering together (hint: it's not to eat turkey and watch football) {smile}

K Coake said...

This is so cute! I love the saying and the cute little owls.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

This is so adorable!! Love the owls and the sentiment behind it all! Thanks for sharing this with us this week!

Take care,

Trish

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Oh so cute, I love this!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, and thanks for always hosting a great party. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! It was so fun to make. Thanks for stopping by.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I wanted a little reminder of why we are all together. :) The men sure think it's for the food and football. LOL Thanks so much for stopping by.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! It was so fun to make. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you! I love those eye, too. LOL Just linked up to the party! Thanks so much for hosting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, and thanks for the pin! I love owls, too. They are just so fun!! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Peggy said...

I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-linky-party-6.html

Lisa said...

Adorable idea! Sending to a friend who loves anything owl :)

Nicole said...

Great idea! I love the adding leaves about what everyone is thankful for.

Iva Alex said...

Cool owls. I really like them. Greetings from me and the Czech Republic.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for visiting. I love making new bloggy friends!! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and I really appreciate you stopping by! :)

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Kathy they are adorable! Those pipe cleaner feet are a hoot!!!

Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks so much, and thanks for visiting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! I will be thrilled to link up. See you there. Thanks so much for the invite. :)

Stephanie Michaels said...

Better late than never! That is so cute, I love owls, what a great fall project. Thanks for linking up on Super Sweet Saturday!
Steph
swtboutique.blogspot.com

Christa from Controlling Craziness said...

Such a cute idea. I should make this for my son's teacher who loves owls and had done her classroom with an owl theme. I'm going to pin it so I don't forget. Thanks for sharing.

alittleclaireification.com said...

This is SO adorable!!! I may have to link back to this - I LOVE it!! :)
- Claire

Sue McPeak said...

Owls are really big this year and I bet your guests will have many thankful things to share with them. One which will be how much they appreciate you're hosting Turkey Day. Nice tutorial...I too like the pipe cleaner feet. Well Done. Visiting from Petals to Picots Friday Love.

All That Glitters said...

How cute!

Ira Morse said...

Burlap is a great material to add some interest to your decor. It is primitive and simple, giving any fall decor a great look.

Tessa said...

Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation, those owls are the SWEETEST. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, thanksgiving themed linky party, live today!
http://tessacotton.blogspot.com/2012/10/thanksgiving-link-party.html

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I just linked up and followed. Thanks so much for the invite!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Those feet are my favorite. LOL Thanks so much for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Stephanie! Thanks for the great party, too! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! It was so fun to make. Thanks so much for stopping by and pinning! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by, too! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! It was so fun to make. I appreciate your sweet comment and thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks so much, and thanks for visiting! :)

Emily said...

super cute!!! I'm hosting a Thanksgiving party all month long (until Thanksgiving) and would love for you to come over and link it up! This is in addition to my normal Tasteful Tuesday party that runs every Tuesday. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate Thanksgiving and be THANKFUL for all our blessings. http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/10/pull-apart-pumpkin-maple-bread-and.html

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! How fun! I would love to share. See ya there. Thanks for stopping by and the invite. :)

Sarah @ Becoming Martha said...

So so cute! Love owls :) Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Keep Calm & Link Up party - hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

OMG those are too cute! I love that you stuck the eyes in different directions! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Jenn @ Clean and Scentsible said...

This is so cute!! I'm always a big fan of owl projects. Love how you used a real stick too. Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I will be featuring this tomorrow on my Facebook page. Happy Sunday!
Jenn :)

mail4rosey said...

These are cute. :) I shared on G+. Just a heads up though, I found this post originally on G+ and when I tried to share there got a message saying This post was originally shared with a limited audience – remember to be thoughtful about who you share it with.

Those msgs make me nervous, like I shouldn't share, lol. It's okay to, right?

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! I really do appreciate it. I didn't realize it was on limited. I will change it. Thanks so much for letting me and share away!!! LOL
HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! I am so thrilled and honored. YAY! Have a great day. Thanks for hosting an awesome party, too! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you! I do love those eyes. LOL Thanks so much for hosting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, and thanks so much for the great party! :)

Paula Miller said...

Super cute and love the saying! Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

4 You With Love said...

This is so cute...pinned and tweeted it! Thanks so much for sharing on Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun!

Jody and Stan said...

Kathy, Thanks so much for sharing this creative Owl project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love the tutorial too!

Jody

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Hi Kathy, I've already told you how much I love those owls. So cute. I'm featuring you later tonight on Transformed Tuesday. Thanks for linking up and have a great week. Hugs, Peggy

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! YAY!! I am so honored. I just finished up my new post just in time for your party! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, and thanks so much for hosting!!! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, and thanks so much for hosting! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, and thanks so much for hosting such a fun party! Thanks for the shout out too! HUGS

Kathie said...

These little owls are just too cute! Thanks for sharing them at Gettin' Krafty With It! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I'll be there. HUGS

Christine said...

Kathy!!! They are alllllll sooooo cute!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening! :)

Katherines Corner said...

these are darling, I love the googly eyes. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Tuesday wishes xo P.S. sorry I'm so late visiting :-)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for hosting! Hope you are having a great week. XOXO

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!! Thanks for another great party, too! I'm all linked up for this week. XO

Jennifer Dawn Oliver Shelton said...

How cute! Love the owls!

Sherry said...

What a great idea and soo Cute! Thanks for joining HSH!
Sherry

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

These are just wonderful Kathy! Featuring tonight! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Mom On Timeout. Hope to see you back tonight!

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

I love it!!!

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much!! I am so thrilled and honored. I will see you there! XO

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! :)

Ginger said...

Featuring YOU today! Thanks for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/11/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_8.html

Sarah Evans said...

I love this idea - it's wonderful! So simple yet effective :)

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you again for the feature!! I appreciate it so much!! Have a wonderful weekend. :)
HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! It was so fun to make. Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful weekend. :)

Michelle Lunt said...

Wow Kathy, what adorable little owls. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with my readers at my linky party.

Warmly, Michelle
Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, and thanks so much for the great party! :)

AmieAnn said...

This is sooo stinking adorable! I just love the sweet owls and the lovely message! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks so much for hosting another great party! Hugs

Erede Altrono di Estrella said...

They are UBER cute! ^^
Thanks for joining the party :)
Hope to see you next week too.

Javeriya

http://believeninspire.wordpress.com

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Very cute!! Craftionary featured you on this adorable project...CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, and thanks so much for hosting! I will be there. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much, and a huge thank you to Hani for the feature. They were so fun to make. I appreciate you stopping by.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

You're a STAR over at I Gotta Create! Featuring your whimsical little owls today. Thanks so much for linking up with the Wildly Original Crowd.

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/11/elegant-and-whimsical-thanksgiving-ideas.html

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Hi Kathy,
Your owls are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing at last Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. This weeks party is live. The link to the party is
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-link_14.html
Can't wait to see you there.
Have a great week.
Debi

Ewa said...

this just look fantastic, one of my favourites from last link up on Crafty Tuesday :)

Mindie Hilton said...

Featuring today or tomorrow on Bacon Time! Happy Thanksgiving :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for the feature!! I am so excited and honored!! Thanks so much for the great party, too! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for visiting! :)

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

So cute, Kathy!
Thanks so much for linking up and linking back last week at the Humble Brag! Even though its Black Friday, hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects. Don't forget, we will be giving away more free ad space! :) Also, YOU WERE FEATURED, so grab a button - you earned it!
http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-8/

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild said...

Kathy!!! These are so fun. Thank you for sharing them on the blog, at our linky party: http://www.FineCraftGuild.com

A Little Knick Knack said...

Great project! I love the owls, so cute!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!! Thanks for visiting, too! :)

Tessa said...

Thanks for linking up at tessacotton! I still just <3 these adorable owls. I'd love it if you'd join with all your winter/holiday crafts at our new Christmas linky party!
http://tessacotton.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-linky-party.html

gosia said...

I love your owls! My daughter wants to have an owl themed birthday party, so I stared to collect all the ideas on my Pinterest board. This is so cute:)
Thanks so much for sharing @ Foodies & Crafties Soiree!
Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

Kallee said...

These are so cute. They sure caught my eye, the colors are great and I love the owls! Thanks for linking up to #foodiescraftiessoiree. Pinning to our party board!

Britni Vigil said...

Oh my goodness these are so cute. What a clever use of the word owl! Love this. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

Britni Vigil said...

Hi Kathy! I just wanted to stop to let you know that you’ve been featured on the weekend re-Treat link party this week, congrats! Thanks for linking up. I hope you’ll stop by to check out the other features and link up again tonight at 7PM EST.

http://www.playpartypin.com/2013/11/weekend-re-treat-link-party-42-features.html

Cecilia said...

Kathy, this is so stinkin' cute! I love it! I also think your handwriting is perfect. Can't believe I didn't see this last year!

Cecilia

Share It