Well, it’s been an insane (but wonderful!) few months! In case you missed it, we announced that we are having a baby come March 23rd, 2018(!), which is a big explanation for my absence on the blog. Morning sickness is no joke, y’all. And then once I recovered we whisked away to England and Scotland for a pre-baby adventure trip. I’m now finally in possession of enough time and health to get back to creating, so my first go-to project is an easy no-carve owl pumpkin! Perfect for Halloween that is just around the corner, and for all of fall, really. Plus this is a great projects for kids to get in on! So super easy and no dangerous knives or ooey gooey pumpkin guts. Follow along for the tutorial below!
DIY Felt No-Carve Owl Pumpkin Materials
– Felt in various colors (I used white, tan, light gray, and dark gray)
Color the stem of your faux pumpkin with a gold leafing pen. This is an especially crucial step if your puppy has previously chewed up said pumpkin’s stem – it helps hide the bite marks 😉
Using the light tan/khaki colored felt, cut out and oblong heart shape and two leaf shapes.
Using the white felt, cut out two flower shapes and an upside down mermaid fin shape. Hot glue in place.
Using the light gray felt, cut out two small circles that fit inside the white flower shapes. Hot glue in place.
This is where you can tell it looks like an owl now! Using the dark grey felt, cut out two small circles for the pupils, a seed shape for the beak, and little triangles for the feathers on the belly of the owl. Hot glue in place.
Using all the felt colors, cut out little mini elongated seed shapes – these will be feathers for the wings! Glue the mini feathers onto the wing shapes starting at the bottom and overlapping them for each new row. The end result will look like this:
Attach the face of the owl to the flattest part of your faux pumpkin using your glue gun. Then attach the wings on either side by adding glue to the back of the top part of the wing and letting the bottom of the wing hang freely off the side of the pumpkin.
Take your gold leafing pen once more and draw two little ‘M’ shapes beneath the owl face – these are his talons! And that’s it! A super easy no-carve owl pumpkin that even the kids can get in on making! If doing this with small children, use fabric glue instead of a hot glue gun to avoid injury.
An adorable little owl pumpkin that you can bring out year after year! I love that it’s neutral enough to be left out all fall long – from September to the end of November this little guy can be a constant decor fixture wherever you want him!
If you want to mix it up more, experiment with different colors of felt or even a different colored pumpkin! The possibilities are truly endless 🙂
It definitely feels good to be back creating things after months of morning sickness and then traveling internationally! It was so rejuvenating to spend a rainy fall day just working with my hands and creating something adorable to share with you all!