Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I heart Owls

Hello followers new and old!

I had a VERY small amount of time to craft this weekend between giving my house a good deep clean and organizing the finished part of the basement. However, I still had time to make something! YAY! More on that later.

First! I want to show y'all my owl bathroom!

My Nana actually started my owl collection with some things she bought from an estate sale. She even offered me this HUGE owl lamp, but I turned it down. I  mean it was like three feet tall.

Speaking of owl lamps,

How cute is this lamp?!?! It's from Target! It's a little steep for me at $40, but it's still super cute.  Maybe I'll try to make my own someday.

Anyway...on to my owl stuff!

The little owl parliament (that's a group of owls) on the left is one of the things from my Nana. They are so cute and I love that little green mushroom! The candle was a gift from a friend for my birthday.  It smells like peaches. The last owl I got as a gift from my in-laws.

The following things are hung on the wall above the toilet.

Found this at the Salvation Army for $0.50!

One of the things from my Nana

My friend bought this for me! Love it!

This was one of my first projects with my Silhouette machine.  It's hanging on the wall to the left of the door.  I got the frame from my father-in-law.

I used BasicGrey (I think it was from the Urban Prairie collection) paper for the background. The little guy is just a stamp. This is hoot picture 2.0 because the first one I made lost one of it's "O's"

This was the first one.  Now, that I look at it, I like the one I have now better.  Guess it was meant to be! 

These little guys sit on top of the toilet. 

And now, the project I made.....

AHHH! I love his cute owl-y face! 
Wanna see how I made him? 

-soap dispenser (I got mine from the dollar tree for $1)
-Mod Podge
-Glue to assemble owl parts (that sounded gross but you know what I'm saying)
-Acrylic Sealer 
-Owl cut out (I used my Silhouette machine to cut out my owl.)

Step 1:
Gather your supplies and fire up your Silhouette machine! 

Step 2:  Select and cut out your shape.

Since I used card stock for my owl as apposed to print and cut, I grouped the pieces of the same color together and made four separate cuts. The print and cut option wouldn't have worked with the mod podge because I have an inkjet printer.

3. Assemble your owl.

I used the above adhesive to assemble my owl. This is where I made an error.  It was a little difficult to glue the owl together without attaching it to something.  So, I glued the owl directly to the soap dispenser.

At this point I realized I should've put Mod Podge on the soap dispenser BEFORE adding any paper to prevent bubbles. It was too late at this point to turn back now so I soldiered on. I figured if it didn't work I'd start over then.

So I'm adding in a step that I didn't do.

4. Apply a light coat of Mod Podge to your soap dispenser BEFORE you attach your owl.

5. Place your owl on the soap dispenser and apply a moderate coating of Mod Podge.

 6.  Let dry and apply two more coats.

7.  YAY! It didn't turn out horribly! I was afraid it would have tons of bubbles.
8.  Spray with a light coating of acrylic sealer.

And he's done! I think I'll name him Harold.

Whew! That was kind of a long post! Thanks for sticking it out! 



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  1. I love owls too. Very creative!

  2. i saw you on Not Just A Housewife. My son is an owl lover and he just said "hoot" to your pic! Great job!!!

  3. Very cute! Great way to add a little personality to a boring soap dispenser! Visiting from icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

  4. Great owls - they are so hot right now in crafting. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my pewter looking owls. Hopefully your Target gets them. They were with the dollar spot gardening stuff for spring.

  5. I love owls, too...if you get a chance visit me at http://www.wiseoldowldesigns.com!!!

  6. Cute!!!


  7. Your owls are darling. I love owls as they remind me of my Mom. She had an owl necklace she wore (in the 70's). Now I collect owls and imagine she is watching out for me :)

  8. LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


  9. Love it! Very creative!!! And love the $$$ store bargain. Did you have a specific Cricut cartridge that does owls?

  10. So cute. I think owls are so cute also! I want to decorate my baby's nursery with them when the time comes.

  11. This is just adorable! Thanks for sharing your secrets! I LOVE owls, too! ♥

  12. Cute project! Nice cutting machine and owl collection!

  13. I love owls too! They are so cute, how can you not!

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  14. I love it! Showing the love and following. I'd love for you to check out my blog showermebaby.blogspot.com and give me a thumbs up - but most of all- I saw you like candles...I make hand-poured soy candles too! Please stop by my website www.andrewspondcandles.com, since we are both just starting out maybe we could do something together.

    Karen Andrews

  15. I love owls too. In fact, my bathroom is done in owls (http://coleybelle.blogspot.com/2010/08/our-bathroom.html) and this would be perfect in it! I'm gonna have to look for that little owl in the Silhouette shop and make this. Thank you for sharing it!

  16. Cute! I love the owl. Thanks for stopping by today. New follower!


  17. i love owls too! and this is really cute! i'd love for you to come link it up at my party today- www.smallfineprint.com
    and any other creations you have of course!

  18. Cute! Perfect way to add the owl to the bathroom!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  19. I just discovered your blog through Finding Fabulous. I love owls too! And now I'm really wishing I had a silhouette machine!! He's too cute!

  20. I'm loving all your owls! I'm giving my daughter an Owl themed 2nd bday party next weekend and I've gone WAY overboard on all the cute owl stuff out there, I just can't help myself :)

  21. I found your post on Lovely Crafty Home. What a cute little project. I don't have a Silhouette, but I do have a Cricut cartridge with an owl. I've been wanting to make an applique for a pillow. I just started following you. If you get a chance please visit my blog http://lauriescreativecorner.blogspot.com/ Thanks and have a wonderful crafty day.