Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Night Owl...

...or the post title could be "Sleep Deprived"! I started making these last night and I couldn't stop. It was so much fun! College girl, who is a Chi O and loves the Sorority symbol like crazy, and I had seen a big burlap owl door decoration over the Summer. It was cute but it was almost $50.00 and that was a bit much for those of us paying for college. So after seeing a few on Pinterest ( love it and a whole post of it's own!!!) I decided to give one a try! I had some burlap on hand and plenty of paint so I just started painting on the burlap. I drew out the shape with chalk and off I went. The burlap really soaks up the paint! I made one for the Sorority House and a turquoise and yellow one to match College Girl's room. After the paint dried I outlined a little with paint pens. Then I stitched around the outside edge leaving about a 1/2 inch of burlap showing. I left a little opening at the bottom and lightly stuffed the owls with recycled plastic bags from Publix! Stitch up the opening, trim around the stitched edge, add a wire hanger and it is ready to hang around and be cute!! I sent College Girl a pic via phone and I already have orders from her sisters!!

I had some odd shaped scraps and since we know I am fixated on Candy Corn this time of year... something for my front door and one to donate to a silent auction at our church craft show next week.
My constant companion decided to check out the candy corn right as I snapped this picture!

They are fun, cute and easy but start before nine o'clock at night because you won't want to stop until it's hanging on the front door!!
 I'm definitely making some Christmas themed ones for gifts!!

** Linking up for a Turquoise lovin Party!!!. The Turquoise and yellow owl got an invite !Thanks, Sara



  1. I looove the owls! newest follower,Karima

  2. These are too cute. I have an Alpha Chi. Can you see where my brain is going? :) Thanks for the inspiration and for linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  3. LOVE this!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  4. I know this is an old post but do you still make these???

    1. Candas, Not really. I cranked out a ton of burlap owls ( and other kinds) when Mollie was an active Chi O. I'm happy to share how i did it if you are crafty and i could make one if you are Atlanta area but to ship and all that is more than i can do now... just super busy with other ventures. let me know if you want how to's :)