This past week I participated in an Ornament Swap hosted by The Crafty Crow. The idea was to send ornaments to 5 families (names were sent to each of us participating) and they send you an ornament in return. The theme was fairytales. I was honestly stumped. I would have thought this was an easy topic for me seeing as I have a princess in the house, but it truly wasn't. After days and days deliberating and tapping my fingers on my desk, I settled on making magical owls. You see, when you add the word 'magical' and add glitter it kinda fits the theme, don't you think!
So these were the 5 magical owls I sent to my 5 families.
These were fairly easy to make albeit a little time consuming. I started off with an unfinished wooden circle. I placed the circle on a piece of paper and allowing approximately 5mm all around drew a circle. To the circle I added owl-like features and then cut that out to use as my template. I punched a hole into the top of the wooden circle and added scrap pieces of wool as ties. Then using the template I cut out 2 pieces of thick cardboard and scrapbook paper per owl and glued these either side of the wood. To the front side of each owl I added another layer of patterned paper for the breast and painted glitter onto the top section. Once dry I added eyes out of scrapbook paper in layers onto mounting pads and then jiggly eyes and a beak. On top of the paper sections I added mod podge to give it a shiny finish.
These are the 5 gorgeous ornaments I received in return.
From: Amy (and Cole) and included the story of The Gingerbread Boy.
From: Sally. Now I just want to say that there's a very good chance that I messed this ornament up. Unfortunately when it arrived some of the blocks had tumbled off the castle and well, construction is not my strong suit so as best as I could I attempted to re-assemble it.