Posts Tagged ‘DIY’


Thanks to a pingback, I was alerted to these wonderful DIY Christmas owl themed ornaments and gift wrap created by Traci over at Beneath My Heart. Made from low-cost materials, these handmade ornaments and packaging provide a great solution to those who are looking to add a personal touch to their holiday offerings without breaking the bank.


For full instructions on how to make the unique items shown, be sure to click the link below for the full run down.



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Happy Valentines Day from The Christmas Owl! We certainly hope you have a wonderful lover’s holiday and take the time today to remind the special people in your life just how much they mean to you. Even for the single, there is still fun to be had on a day like today. From kid’s parties to cupcakes at the office, there is something redeemable in this holiday even for those with the blackest of hearts. I just hope you were spared those awful conversation heart candy. Bleck!

If you’re in need of some last-minute Valentine printables, be sure to hit the link below where I grabbed the adorable vintage Owl Valentine used in the header.



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I had to share these super cute and super free printable owl Valentines by Hello Lucky. Generously made available on their blog, these printable Valentines are perfect for those that need a last-minute (or free) option for your kid’s upcoming Valentine swap on Tuesday. They have many more equally adorable designs for the taking, so be sure to stop by their site for the full lot.


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I found myself with a sweet tooth this weekend so I decided to make a variation of my owl sugar cookie using ‘flood icing’. This was my first attempt at that type of icing technique, so pardon the rough edges. I decided to use pink and white royal icing to match the upcoming holiday, along with yellow candy melts, chocolate sprinkles for the eyelashes, and m&m’s minis for the beak. These make for a simple themed cookie idea when you need to crank out a lot for a children’s party or event.

Happy Owlentines Day!


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Check out these brilliant handmade Valentines!

Blue Purple and Scarlett created these wonderful owl-centric Valentines Day cards using card-stock, punch-outs, and stamps after being inspired by a trip to her local craft store. If you’re interested in making your own owl Valentines, Blue Purple and Scarlett has graciously shared the pattern she created just for this project so that you too can create equally awesome owl Valentines Day cards! Be sure to visit the full site for a ton of additional pictures, card variations, and helpful advice to get you started.

Happy crafting!


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The stressful part of the day has come and gone and I find myself relaxing in my Christmas pajamas on the couch with a warm cup of coffee à la the ending of A Christmas Story. As the holiday comes to a close I wanted to share an additional owl gift I received as well as some owl gift tags I made.

To dress up my packages this year I decided to cut some felt in to shapes and glue together to use as owl gift tags. All I used to create them was felt, buttons, scissors, and glue. Cute! I love the wrapping paper I found at Target this year.

I also received some very awesome stone coasters with owls painted in them. They are so cool! Drinks will never be touching these guys!

I had such a wonderful owl filled Christmas this year. Thanks to all that made it possible!


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Now that winter is officially here, you may find yourself in need of a new knitting project to help you get through the long nights ahead. SpillyJane Knits is selling the pattern for these excellent knit owl socks over at Ravelry for $6.00. If interested, you can download the pattern in a PDF file here.


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