Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Snow Owl Ornaments


Today I am going to share my Snow Owl Ornaments.  I just love how they turned out!  They are going to look so pretty on my Woodland themed tree. 






The body of the owl is made from a cardboard toilet paper tube painted white.  



I painted my tubes before folding the ends, but you can fold then paint if you prefer. Fold the end of one side into the center of the tube, and then other side on top of that.  There will be points on each side of the tube, but that is okay.  On the top of the tube they will be the ears, and on the bottom the end of his feathers.  


When both ends are folded in, they will look similar to this. It is hard to get them perfect, so just do the best that you can.  


If you have a large circle punch or some kind of cutter, cut two large circles of white cardstock for the eyes.   I have a Cricut, but I did not feel like getting it out. Instead I just found something in my kitchen that was about the size that I wanted, and traced it.  I used a small circle punch for the black part of the eyes, and a regular metal hole punch for the small white dots in the eye. I also added a small triangle of yellow cardstock for the beak. 


I bought a 12 x 12 piece of white glitter cardstock at the craft store for about a dollar.  I made three owl ornaments today and I still have a ton of cardstock left to use for other projects, or for more owls.  I used a small circle punch, and punched out about 15-16 circles. I layered the rows across the belly of the owl. I cut out two wings from the glittered paper as well.  I tried using a glue stick at first, but they were not sticking well.  I pulled out my handy dandy glue gun, and was able to glue on all the circles quickly.  I think this owl would also look pretty with white feather wings, if you have some of those on hand. I had off white, but not white, so I went with the paper wings. 


I made a loop with half of a gold pipe cleaner and hot glued it to the back of the owl. 


I hung them on the tree, and they were ready for their  close up.! 


I will be linking up my snow owl ornaments on the following linky parties here..  If you don't want to miss a post, but sure to follow me by email.  

  







27 comments:

  1. These are just adorable!! May I share on my website?
    http://diypartyandentertainmentideas.com/

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  2. Such a cute idea. Love it! I shared on my Facebook page!

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  3. Adorable! I've got to make these with my kids once school is out!

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  4. Such a cute project with toilet paper rolls, who would have thought! Thanks for sharing this with the Less Laundry, More Linking party.

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  5. They look so great...I would never have guessed you made them from toilet paper rolls! I have to pin this.

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    1. Thank you very much, made them today for the school with my daughter!

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  6. I used these as gift boxes for very small things - they were perfect. They were in full view and nobody clued in that they weren't empty.

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  7. Those are TOO cute! Definitely a fun DIY to do with kids! Thanks for sharing :) Visiting from the SITS FB group thread :)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting Emily. I am glad you like them.

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  8. They do make perfect gift boxes.. I will have to try that next year!

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  9. My comments are glitching again. I post them as replies and then they end up on the bottom of the comments..

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  10. Absolutely brilliant and a fabulous activity with my pre schoolers at work

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  11. Nathan's Place is a club for young adults with special needs to socialize, play games and create art. This will be perfect for our group. Thanks for sharing, you are a blessing!

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  12. I Love These Adorable Owls... My Facebook Friends Love Them Too!!!
    Thanks For Sharing ��

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  13. I love them and will have to make them with my granddaughter

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  14. I would like to get your updates, but can't find how to follow you via email. Help? ��
    These are adorable owls!!! ��

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    1. Thank you! There are a couple of ways you can follow by email. At the very top of the page there is a Hello bar. It should say Don't Miss a Post! Get Pam Party & Practical Tips by Email. There is a place to enter your email address. If you do not see it, there is also a RSS icon on the top of my header on the very far right hand side.

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  15. I love these! What kind of paint did you use?

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    1. I will be honest, I can not remember. I made these awhile ago. I do know that I buy all of my craft paint at Michaels and JoAnns and it was most likely on sale. It could have been the Michaels, or Ceramcoat brand.

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    2. Thank you! I have white acrylic paint that I think will work. I'll test it on one. ;) I'm going to have my Kinder Kids make these for Christmas this year. I'll let you know how they turn out. :)

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    3. How did the Acrylic paint work for you? I am doing about 50 of these and I tried some spray paint...not a great idea. How many coats did it take?

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  16. These are beautiful gonna make them ❤

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  17. What kind of paint have you all been using? I need to do 50 or so rolls and spray paint doesn't work. I will do them by hand but want to know the best paint to get and about how many coats it took. Please and thank you :)

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    1. I just used acrylic paint from the craft store. Don't remember the specific brand, what ever was on sale. It was probably Cermacoat or Michaels brand. .I think it needed 2 coats.

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  18. Have you ever done a snow man, such as Olaf with toilet rolls? My granddaughter and I want to do the owls as well as some.snow men

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