Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Retro Owl Art

Can I get a hoot, hoot!?
I hate to hoot my own horn, but this is "owlfully" cool if I do say so myself :)

Time: 2 hours
Canvas or poster board
Paint of your choice
recycled fabric and scraps (mine are old fabric swatches from a curtain order book)
puffy paint
Mod Podge
Fabric Marker

1. Prepare your canvas. My mother actually picked this one up at a yard sale (painted as shown) for $1.00! It would be very simple to make this yourself though using coffee cans to trace the circles.
2. Trace a "leaf like" pattern onto the back of your fabric. You will also need a triangle pattern and circle pattern.

3. Use the pattern to replicate on different fabrics until you have enough to cover your canvas

4. Now for the fun part, move the fabric trying new patterns until you are happy with the look.
5. Mod Podge the back of the cutouts and press directly onto canvas
6. Once completely dry (I let mine dry over night), use puffy paint to make little eye expressions on the owls

7. Let dry then hang up!
I had all intentions of using this to add some visual stimulation to my classroom, but it's so cute that I don't know if I can part with it now! If I do take it to school though, I plan to hang it from a tree branch using ribbon and hooks.


  1. This is darling. I love them so!

  2. Wow, that is very cool! And so awesome that the circles were already there, great idea with the owls!

  3. Yeah! Super cute!!!

  4. That is super adorable! I think I might have to make one for my classroom too! Thank you for sharing :)

  5. I can't wait to do this project! What a creative idea.

  6. I love owls! This is so dang cute, great job!

  7. Genius, a HOOT to you and your Mum for her brilliant find!