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.
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.
I didn't have any fabric that I liked for the beaks, so I used scrapbook paper.
I hot glued the talons to the stick and the owls to the burlap.
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.
I hot glued the leaves on the burlap, and added another small branch at the side.
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.