Elmer's Fabric Owl Wall DécorBack to category
Elmer's Fabric Owl Wall Décor
Whooo's got the cutest, wisest looking wall décor? You do -- when you make an owl wall hanging from fabric, buttons, felt and foam board!
Make one, then share on social media using #ACMooreInspired.
- Time:a few hours
1Trim foam boards to 8" x 10". With one piece, cut four 2-1/2" x 8" strips. (Tip: Score lightly first and then press more firmly to cut deeper, with several passes of the knife. Replace blade often.) The four strips will become the four connectors along the outside of the four panels.
2Cut four 10" x 12" and four 4-1/2" x 10" pieces from the multi-color dot fabric. Place a 10" x 12" fabric piece, right side down, on work surface with one 8" x 10" piece of foam board centered on top. Starting at top center, wrap fabric over onto foam board and glue fabric to back, gluing small sections at a time. Then glue opposite side (bottom center) to get fabric tight, but not stretched. Continue working on opposite sides until entire foam board is glued. For corners, clip away extra fabric and fold neatly like wrapping a package. Repeat to cover other three foam boards.
3Cut four 9-1/2" x 11-1/2" and four 4" x 9-1/2" pieces from Pink felt and glue to backs of each piece of 8-1/2" x 10" foam board. Place the other four pieces of foam board so you have a 16-1/2" x 20-1/2" rectangle. Take the left edge of a connector from step 1, at left edge, tuck one 4-1/2" x 10" strip of fabric so that 1" of the strip extends beyond the edge and so the fabric is centered from top to bottom. Glue in place. Repeat for other three connectors.
4Download and print project template. Tape head and body patterns to Brown micro-dot fabric and cut shapes out. Apply glue to back sides of fabric and set in place. Repeat this step for the wings and tummy, cutting the wings from White-printed fabric and tummy from Brown-printed fabric. (Leave lower body unglued so you can later tuck in feet under body.)
5Use felt to cut two Pink feet, two Brown eyelids, two Ivory "whites of the eyes", two Blue iris and one Yellow beak. Tuck one foot under bottom of body with foot extending beyond edge of background and glue in place. Repeat for other foot. Spot glue lower body to feet.
6Position both "whites of eyes" and iris, onto head, and glue in place. Stack and hot glue small button on large button and glue, centered on iris. Glue one long edge of eyelid and glue to eye following curve of iris. Repeat for other eye. Fold beak in half and slightly pinch folded edge for dimension. Glue in place.
7Measure and mark 2" down from top center of top horizontal strip. Slightly separate curved end of paper clip 1/4". On mark, hot glue bottom half of paper clip with shorter loop down, creating hanger loop with longer end of paper clip. Hang on wall with hooks or similar accessories.