Thursday, December 18, 2014

d.i.y. pine cone owl ornament

a few days ago, ryan found a great looking pine cone in our yard.  he brought it inside thinking that we could decorate with it for the holidays.  as soon as i saw it, i knew exactly what i wanted to do with it.

i got to work making a cute little pine cone owl ornament for our christmas tree, inspired by an ornament that i had seen online a few weeks ago.  i was thrilled that i didn't have to buy a single supply for this craft.  it cost me absolutely nothing to make because i just used supplies that we already had around our house.  we had leftover felt from a previous project, and we have a huge collection of miscellaneous extra buttons that have come on different pieces of clothing that we have bought over the years.  i used hot glue to hold everything together because it is so easy to work with and it dries so quickly too.

leko was a huge "help" when i was doing this craft.  he was intrigued by the pine cone, but he especially loved the string.  what is it about kitties and string?!  needless, to say, if you have kitties in your house, they will probably find this project to be fun!


step one: gather your supplies.  for this project, i used supplies that i had around the house: a pine cone from our yard, a hot glue gun, string, a pencil, scissors, buttons, and felt

step two: cut a piece of string to hold the ornament onto the tree.  tie a knot at the end to make a loop.  glue the knot to the top of the pine cone.

step three: cut two wings out of the felt and glue them to the sides of the pine cone.

step four: cut two feet out of the felt and glue them to the bottom of the pine cone.

step five: cut one piece of felt in the shape of the number 8 for the background of the eyes and cut another piece of felt in the shape of a triangle for the beak.  glue the background of the eyes onto the pine cone, and glue the beak on top of that.  glue buttons onto the felt for the eyes.  (i used 2 white buttons and 2 colored buttons for the eyes.)


there you have it!
a cute homemade ornament for the holidays!

love, laurie

2 comments:

Mom H. said...

Very cute. Ginger is always attracted to string, paper clips, and rubber bands.

Ma Pa C said...

That is absolutely adorable. I love the feet. Cute and easy craft project, just have to fine the pine cones. It seems we have a lot of leaves and pine needles on the grass but not the kind that produces good cones.