Tuesday, October 4, 2011

31 Days of Anti-Laziness: Pumpkin Owl?

Welcome to Day 4 of the 31 Days of Anti-Laziness!  In case you're just joining me, I'm participating in Nester's 31 Days of Change series and have challenged myself to banish my lazy ways and get some stuff done this October.


On the agenda for today:  a fall craft!  I've had Kate's link party on my calendar for weeks and I went through a few crafty ideas before I settled on old faithful: an owl.  BUT!  Not just an owl.  A pumpkin owl.  Say whaaa?

I had an unadorned faux pumpkin in my Halloween stash, and just happened to have some fallish colored felt on hand, so this project was FUH-REE!  Wahoo!


I cut out paper templates for all the owl parts, traced them onto felt, and cut cut cut.  Did I mention I hate cutting felt?  Well, I do.  But aside from that, this project went pretty fast.  Probably an hour and half start to finish.

And here he is!


I'll call him George.  Doesn't he look like a George?


Hi George!


So what's your pumpkin going dressed as this Halloween?

Linking up to these parties and One Month to Win It.

29 comments:

Deborah March said...

Just the CUTEST idea! This'd be a great craft to do with my grand-boys! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

so cute!!!

i saw you on NJAHW!

Evie said...

Oh my goodness...that is really adorable! What a creative idea!

evie @ brown paper packages

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE him! I love owls in general & he is one of the cutest!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

How flippin cute is he?!?!?! Love it!!

The Rooster and The Hen said...

Such a great idea! What a perfect craft for my kids this year, thanks so much for sharing!

The Davis Family Three said...

This is absolutely adorable! Great idea!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

What a cute little guy!

Katie said...

I love George! He's so stinking cute! What a fun idea!!

-Claire said...

This is seriously adorable! I don't like cutting felt either but I think I'll have to suck it up because I need one of these in my life.

Tausha said...

You are a creative genius! I LOVE this! So very, very clever of you! He is the cutest owl I have seen in blogland, and I have seen a lot of owls!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Tausha
sassystyleredesign.blogspot.com

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

This is ADORABLE! I actually want to make one!! Soooooo cute!

I'm your newest follower! :)

Sarah said...

Very creative...thanks for sharing!

Amber *SaltTree* said...

Bah! That's super cute! I'm a lover owls and felt :)

Q @ JAQS said...

Goodness! That is sooo cute!

I would love for you to link up your creation at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/jaqs-studio-first-ever-linky-party.html

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

So cute! I hope you'll link this post up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Stephanie of Gumdrop Pass said...

How adorable! I'm going to include this in my Favorite Finds Friday post tomorrow for sure! :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Yippee George is auditioning for OMTWI!! Thanks! :)

Marilyn said...

This is so unique and lovely.. Very creative.. LOVE IT.. I would LOVE to have you link it to my linky party going on today - Pin'Inspirational Thursdays over at The ArtsyGirl Connection - TY :)) Link is -http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinspirations-pinterest-inspirational.html ps: officially following ya :))

Debra said...

How cute. My little ones have come to live closer to me after 10 years in Texas. The eldest was asking if i celebrate Halloween the other day and the eldests mum loves owls!! Pitty i dont have a faux pumpkin. Real ones this size are too expensive to buy for a craft project, but then again i guess we could dismantle then eat!!!

Q @ JAQS said...

Hi :) - I've featured you on my blog today: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-2-and-last-weeks-link.html.

Have any new projects? I'm having "Made by ME" linky party #2 this week and I would love for you to link up again if you like :).

Elana said...

So cute! I'm having an owl-themed birthday party for my baby next week. I may just have to start cutting some felt!

Marilyn said...

Hello, thanks SO much again for linking your pumpkin up to Pin'Inspirational Thursdays last week.. I featured it as my top five this week.. Please stop in and have a looksey/grab a button if you'd like.. This is totally awesome.. :))..Hope you can link up again today..~M

Kara said...

This is so totally adorable!! I think I'm going to have to go buy me another faux pumpkin so I can make one. Love it!

allenaim photography and design said...

He's darling!! ...and I love the little white owl too :)

Trish and Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

This is so stinkin' cute! ;) LOVE IT!! Great job!!

Molly said...

Hi!
I'm a fellow contestant from One Month to Win it, and just wanted to stop by and say hi! I LOVE this owl, too cute! I'm looking forward to the contest and seeing & being inspired by all the creativity happening :)

Minifelts said...

So cute!

I hope you don't mind I shared a photo on my Facebook page and linked to your blog. :)

https://www.facebook.com/minifelts

Natasha Scalia said...

This is adorable, thank you.

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