How to Make Owl Decorations

By Prev Info - January 24, 2023

Make Owl Decorations

Owl art makes interesting decorative items. This bird species exists in many types, but is recognizable for its characteristic round head, large eyes and small beak. Owl decorations can be used in your home during all year long. They can also be used as decor in children's bedrooms and playrooms. Make these felt or fabric owl decorations to hang on your walls or turn into cushions or stuffed animals.

Things You'll Need

  •     Felt or fabric in assorted colors
  •     Scissors
  •     Needle and thread
  •     Sewing machine (optional)
  •     Glue
  •     Two buttons
  •     Marker


  1. Choose the felt or fabric colors for your owl decorations. Use natural owl colors such as brown, gray and white for more realistic versions. Use assorted colors and patterns for more whimsical owls.

  2. Use a picture or photo of an owl as a guide to make your decorative owl. Draw a large circle for the head and a large oval for the body onto the felt or fabric. These two pieces can also be left as one piece if you would like to use the same fabric or felt. Cut these out with a pair of scissors.

  3. Draw the eyes, pupils, beak, feathers, feet and wings onto contrasting or complementary colors and patterns of fabric or felt. Cut out all the pieces of your decorative owl.

  4. Attach the head and body piece by sewing them with a needle and thread or sewing machine. You can also use a glue gun. Attach the remaining pieces of the owl to the head and body. Use black buttons for the pupils of the eyes. If you're making a decorative owl cushion or stuffed animal, trace a single matching piece for the backing. Attach the back to the finished front of the owl, using needle and thread, and stuff the inside with leftover fabric, felt or cotton.

Tips & Warnings

If you are making the owl decorations for children, use nontoxic glue. Buttons must be securely attached to prevent choking in small children.

How to Make a Owl for a Project

Help your child make an owl as a craft project. The wise old owl is staple of mythology and children's books. If your young child has to do a craft project representation of an animal an owl is a good choice. For young children, it is best to keep the project design very basic. Although you can help her, it is best to let your child do as much as possible so she gains confidence.

Things You'll Need

  •     Crayons
  •     Construction paper
  •     Scissors
  •     Hole punch
  •     Brads


  1. Tell your child to use the crayons and to draw the parts for an owl from the front on the construction paper. Help her make a big round body, an owl head with eyes, a beak and feathers sticking out, legs and wings. Have her draw the parts separated from each other.

  2. Use scissors to cut the parts out for the child. Or let her use safety scissors to do it herself.

  3. Use the hole punch to put holes in the parts where they should connect. For example, you will need holes at the point where the wing attaches to the body.

  4. Show the child how to put brads through these holes and bend back the tabs to hold the parts in place. When she is done, she will have an owl with moving parts that can be taped to a board or wall.



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