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DIY Burlap Owls

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DIY Burlap Owls 

DIY Burlap Owls are a fun and creative gift to make this year!

What you will need: 

  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Burlap
  • old socks
  • buttons
  • cinnamon sticks
  • Hot glue gun & Glue sticks
  • small thin piece of card board for the wings ( cereal box or thick paper plate will work)
  • scissors

The How To: 

Step 1: Start by cutting a piece of burlap that fits around the toilet paper roll leaving a little extra on the length and width. Use your hot glue gun to secure the burlap onto the toilet paper roll. This works best if you run a dab of glue vertically up the toilet paper roll, secure the end, then tightly and gently roll your toilet paper roll and glue the other end. You will also have to put a dab glue inside each end of the toilet paper roll and tuck the fabric in. This ensures a clean looking edge on your owl.


Step 2: To make the ears, press one side of the toilet paper roll down, add a dab of glue and gently press the other end on top holding in place till the glue holds. It should look like this:


 Here’s another peek of the ears all finished:


Step 3: Now we are going to make the hats. To do this you are going to need some old (cute) socks, scissors, and a little piece of string from your burlap. The burlap frays pretty easily, just grab a little thread and pull. If you don’t want to use this you could also use some twine.

  • Start by cutting the cuffed part of the sock to the length you need for your hat. I normally cut the cuff off and roll it up at the bottom then hold it onto the ear and squeeze where the bow will go. This gives me a better idea of how long I should cut the sock. I always leave a little extra just in case! It’s much easier to trim off a little excess then it is to start all over because you cut it too short.
  • Roll the bottom of the hat up a little and secure it on the owls ear with some hot glue. Then take the piece of burlap thread and tie a little bow like the photo below:


Step 4: Trace the wings onto thin cardboard material (a toilet paper roll will work!). Wrap them in burlap securing them with hot glue on the back. Here’s what it should look like:


Step 5: The eyes and the nose are last and so simple! For the eyes, as you can see, we glued a small button onto a bigger button. For the nose we cut a cinnamon stick and glued it on in a slightly tilted position. And that’s it!


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