I found this felt Owl table mat in the Dollar Spot area at Target for only $1. I am a little confused as to why it already had a ribbon hanger, if it was designed for the table. I am glad that it had the ribbon though, because I planned on hanging it up.
While the felt owl was cute, I felt it needed some embellishing. I already had google eyes, and felt in my craft stash. I also picked up a bag of black feathers at the craft store. I then pulled out my glue gun, and attached some of the longer feather to the wings.
I also added feathers to the tail area, and the ears. Once the glue had cooled, I trimmed all of the extra glue strands. The last step was to add a dark grey felt beak, and google eyes.. I tried the beak with yellow felt, but I felt it was much to bright on the black.
Once he was done, I was not sure where to hang my feathered friend. I tried it on a white inside door, and on the dark red front door. I think it stands out much better against the white. I was also a little concerned with the owl being out in the elements. The wind was blowing quite a bit today, and even though we have a covered porch, I would not want the owl's feathers to get wet.
Which door background do you like do you like best?