Monday, December 5, 2011

Make It // felt owl ornament

It's December and it's time to start decorating our homes with Christmas trees and pretty things! For today's Make It I'm showing you how to make a felt owl ornament. This owl ornament is easy and doesn't take long to make so let's get started!
You will need:
felt (I chose brown for the owl and orange for the beak)
needle & thread
owl cut out
Create an owl pattern. Mine is 2.75 X 2.75
I folded my cardstock in half to have my pattern even on both sides.
1. Cut out 2 pieces of felt from your pattern for your owl.
2. Time to get your fabric! I chose a holiday plaid. Cut a rectangle with 
a rounded top. 
3. Place your fabric on your felt where the rounded top is at the center.
Turn over and cut off the excess.
4. Hand stitch your fabric to your felt using coordinating thread.
Time to stitch on the eyes! Grab 2 buttons and some thread!
5. Stitch on your buttons! 
6. Cut out and stitch on a little triangle to be the beak and place between the two buttons. 
7. Get your black thread amd stitch a line across the beak to create a mouth. 
8. Now that the front of your owl is complete let's put on the ribbon!
Place the top of your owl on top and pin it up top to keep the ribbon in place while you stitch your ornament.
9. Time to stitch up your ornament! I just did a regular hand stitch but 
you could also do a blanket stitch. Start after the right side of your fabric and stitch all the way to the other side of the fabric leaving an opening so you can add stuffing.
10. Add the stuffing to your ornament.
11. After your ornament is stuffed, sew it up! We're done!
Now all you have left to do is hang it up on your tree!
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. 

I've included a little holiday playlist of songs that I love to listen to 
while I create, decorate and wrap presents! 

Happy Making!!


  1. This is so adorable. I love owls and the christmas playlist is a great added touch. xo, rv

  2. What a cute project! Thank you for the tutorial!

  3. How cute! I love that it's all hand-stitched and uses just a few materials. His button eyes are great :)

  4. Ummm yeah. This is cute, and I'm pinning it. :)

  5. So adorable! Thank you for sharing your great tutorial!!

  6. The cutest! I love how the Xs in the buttons kind of make them look like dead bird eyes. Maybe I shouldn't admit to liking that. But it's adorable!

  7. so so cute! I am in need of a DIY ornament list for this upcoming weekend and the owl is going on it! :)


  8. I've always loved owls and yours is super cute! Thanks for the tutorial :)

  9. Super cute owl and thanks for the Christmas playlist! :) xo, Mary

  10. So cute - I'm just loving little owls this winter!


  11. This DIY is so much win! I love your blog :D

  12. This is a really cute idea that could go in so many directions. I'm seeing a possible decoration theme here.

  13. That's super cute! I love owls! :D

  14. Adorable! And I can sew it without a machine-thanks for the tutorial-pinning this!