I love owls in the Fall, both scary and cute! Here’s one that’s more on the cute side…my Burlap Leaf Owl Pillow. Because it’s completely no-sew, this pillow is super easy and quick to make! You’ll have your very own owl perched in your home in no time!
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- Burlap leaves, either ready-made or make your own
- Craft felt in the same color as the burlap, plus more for the eyes and beak
- Hot glue gun*
- Square pillow case* and pillow insert*
You can find burlap leaves in packages, or you can make your own. If you make your own, cut out some leaves using any leaf template (like a real leaf!) and after you cut out the burlap, apply some decoupage glue or fabric stiffener to prevent fraying and to stiffen the leaves. I found my leaves at a local home store on some branches. So I just removed them from the branches carefully, as I saved them to use in another craft (this one!). My leaves were large (about 4.5 inches across), and small (3.5 inches across).
For the owl, just form the different parts (wings, chest, head, eyes, and beak) with a felt backing with the leaves attached on top. So for the wings, I cut out an oval, and hot glued the leaves all over it, overlapping them slightly. I started from the bottom of the wing to the top.
To form the chest, I cut a larger rectangle, and again, glued the leaves from the bottom to top. I used off white leaves that I found on white branches (saving those for a winter craft!).
Now for the eyes. First, I arranged some leaves in a fan formation glued to a piece of felt in the back.
Then I cut out some felt circles to make the eyes, which I glued on to the leaves. For the beak, I simply glued an orange rectangle onto a small leaf.
All that’s left is to glue all of the pieces to a pillow case! If you like, you can add more leaves as necessary, to fluff out your owl a little bit more or to fill in any holes.
Insert your pillow form and you’re done! I love that face! You can make yours in different colors of burlap. And while mine is no-sew, you could definitely use your sewing machine and add some fun stitches. This would also be cute as wall art, or use smaller leaves and glue them to a pumpkin to make a pumpkin owl.
My pillow is pictured with my Chalk Painted Pom Pom Trimmed Pumpkins!
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