11.11.2010

What a HOOT!......DIY owl decor tutorial

Just a quick shout out to any new blog readers who are stoping by from my appearance on Studio 5. Hello!!! :) 

Continuing on with my "What can you do with burner covers?", I am totally twitterpated with this owl! and if you saw the TV segment this morning you saw this little cutie and know I have a pattern to share!


Let's get started:
OWL magnet/chalkboard decor

Materials:
10 inch burner cover
chalkboard paint
My owl pattern template (download it here)
scrapbook paper
scissors
pencil
glue (hot glue, craft glue, pick your favorite)
rhinestones or buttons

(**REMEMBER - if you craft one up please share your photo in the Brassy Apple Flickr GROUP!**)

Step 1: Spray the burner cover with chalkboard paint. Let dry. 

Step 2: Print out the owl template and trace the pieces onto the scrapbook paper. Cut out 1 head, 1 beak, 2 eyes and 2 wings. **When cutting the wings, flip the template over to trace the 2nd wing**

Step 3: Eyes - Fold the circle into quarters. Cut a small wedge off each side edge and 2 wedges across the rounded top. Unfold. Add a 2nd smaller circle to the middle if desired. Add buttons or rhinestones to the center for an added pop! 


Step 4: Use your dry cover as a guide and position it over the owl head. Lightly trace outline for re-positioning later. Make a few slits in the paper from the bottom edge to the traced line. 


Step 5: Put glue underneath the upper lip where the owl head will go. Line up the cover and the head with the traced line and press the paper into the glue folding and creasing the paper as needed. 


Step 6: Glue on the eyes. Glue the wings on the sides positioning them to hang off as desired. Glue the beak onto the top of cover in between the eyes. (this creates a fun 3D look)


Hang on the wall for all to see! Create chalk pictures, add messages for whatever you like. And remember because it's metal it doubles as a magnet board too! 

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18 comments:

  1. Just adorable Meg! I am loving all of your ideas with burner covers!

    I shared on my my TT&J Fb page :)

    xox
    Jen

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  2. I will be showing this on my Christmas Gift Marathon starting in December. I will let you know when I post it.
    -Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl
    RndmCrftyGAGrl on twitter send a request to follow.

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  3. I saw you on studio 5!! LOVE your blog!

    - Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

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  4. La La La La LOVE this!!!!!!
    Glad I found your blog!!
    =)

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  5. adorable! the paper you used it beautiful, is it Amy Butler? Cute idea!

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  6. Love this - so creative!

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  7. P.S. I'm a new follower!

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  8. Aww, what a cutie. I love those eyes! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

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  9. This is adorable! I {LOVE} Owls. Thanks for linking up at Trendy Treehouse!

    I love your blog by the way! You have so many amazing things here. I have even bought some of your things from youcanmakethis! Thank you! Thank you!!!

    Tara

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  10. This is too stinkin cute! I LOVE owl anything and its such a clever idea to turn one into a chalkboard! Hope you'll link it up to my Pink Hippo party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/11/pink-hippo-party-3.html

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  11. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at the Strut your Stuff Party!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  12. GEEZ that is just TOO adorable

    xoxo
    bB

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  13. That is too cute!! Thanks for sharing and linking up for Craftify It Thursday!

    Jennifer

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  14. Thanks so much for joining the party! This is adorable and your photos are great. Thanks for your willingness to share ideas!
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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