Sunday, October 7, 2012

Countdown to Halloween-Owl Pumpkin


A new member was added to the Pumpkin Gang today.   Since owls are all the rage this year, I tried my hand a making an owl pumpkin. I think it turned out pretty cute.



I started with a dollar store pumpkin, and painted it brown.  I also had a bag of feathers, a pair of yellow eyeballs, scraps of orange and yellow felt, and some orange craft foam.



Before gluing on the face, I checked if I like the placement with a pieces of scotch tape.  Once I was happy, I whipped out the glue gun.   I made the outer part of the eyes out of felt, but craft foam could easily be used in its place.   Craft foam, poster board, or fabric could be used for the beak as well.



I tried the wings a couple of different ways before I was satisfied.




I was originally going to have them up to look like the owl was flying, but I thought it was too bat-like.



I didn't really like them this way either.



I glued some feathers onto brown craft foam feathers and placed the flat against the pumpkin. For the last touch, I added some craft foam feet   













25 comments:

  1. Love your owl pumpkin!!! We are having a pumpkin decorating contest at work, I may use your idea.
    xoxo
    Heather

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    1. Heather, I would love that. If you do, let me know what happens.

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  2. This is so clever. I love it!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  3. Soooo adorable! I love this litle owl! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It!

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  4. just wanted to invite you to Welcome Home Wednesday. At www.vintageonadime.blogspot.com. Thanks Debbie

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  5. Cute little owl! I'd love for you to share this and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-1-linky-party_7.html

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  6. I just love this owl.
    I'd really like it if you'd link it up to my Halloween linky please
    https://pinkoddy.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/create-your-own-halloween-t-shirt-with-linky/

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  7. Very clever little owl pumpkin!

    I am your newest follower dear!
    http://spunkyrealdeal.blogspot.com

    xoxox,

    Heather

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  8. What a cute owl pumpkin! I did my owl version of a pumpkin owl last year: http://twoohtwoseven.blogspot.com/2011/10/31-days-of-anti-laziness-pumpkin-owl.html

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  9. Fabulous pumpkin! Such a clever idea, and I do love owls :)

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  10. Awwwww! He is too cute! Love owls! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party!

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  11. so so so cute! Thanks for the great pictures that make it look so easy.

    Buffie
    http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com/

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  12. Thanks for linkin up....love the owl!!! Deb Vintage On A Dime

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  13. That is just adorable and would be perfect for our special needs Sunday School class! I pinned this!

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  14. Congrats on your feature at me Super Link Party!
    http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.com/2012/10/super-link-party-23.html

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  15. Your owl pumpkin is ADORABLE!! What a clever idea. I shared it with my Facebook reader here: https://www.facebook.com/LivingLifeIntentionally

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I so look forward to seeing everyone's creativity. I hope you link up again tomorrow =-)
    Beth

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  16. Your owl pumpkin is ADORABLE!! What a clever idea. I shared it with my Facebook reader here: https://www.facebook.com/LivingLifeIntentionally

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I so look forward to seeing everyone's creativity. I hope you link up again tomorrow =-)
    Beth

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  17. Thanks for linking up at the Create & Inspire Party! We'll be featuring YOU tonight, be sure to drop by! xo, Kimberly

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  18. Hi Just stopping by first to thank you for linking up to Share It One More Time and second to let you know you have been featured. Please come by and grab your featured button and link up to the next party.http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/11/share-it-one-more-time-features.html

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  19. That's first owl pumpkin I've seen on blog land and it's so adorable. You made it look easy and the cost was sure doable. Great post. Happy week

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  20. Great pumpkin owl. I'll have to do this with my girl.

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