Well, I tried to resist decorating for fall, but my youngest is already asking me to bring out the Christmas tree. Honestly, I thought about it for a second until I realized it’s only September and Christmas is still 3 1/2 months away. So instead of bringing out the Christmas tree, I talked her into doing a fall craft project instead – DIY Fall Pumpkin Owl.
DIY Fall Pumpkin Owl
Since I’m a crafter, I had all of the supplies already on hand. If you don’t have these supplies, don’t worry. Most of the main supplies can be purchased at a Dollar Tree store or 99¢ store.
- 2 Dollar Tree/Store foam pumpkins
- 2 bunches Dollar Tree/Store fall leaf stems
- hot glue gun/glue
- craft glue
- 2 small pine cones – 99¢ store
- felt – brown, red, & yellow or choose your own colors
- two pennies or buttons
- skewer (optional)
- Pull off the stem from one pumpkin. This will be the bottom.
- Optional – place a short skewer into the center of the top pumpkin before gluing the pumpkins together.
- Hot glue the two pumpkins together.
- Hot glue small pine cones onto the top pumpkin for ears.
- Use round objects to trace circles onto the felt and cut out. You will need three felt circles for each eye. (The picture shows a large yellow circle, but I changed it to brown and used yellow around the pennies)
- Glue each circle together using craft glue or a bit of hot glue. Do not use too much glue or it will seep through the felt.
- Hot glue pennies onto the felt. Cut out the pennies, making sure to leave a small rim around each penny.
- Cut out a triangle or diamond shape felt piece for the beak (not shown).
- Add hot glue to just the center of each round eye and place onto the pumpkin.
- Tuck two smaller fall leaves behind the eyes, position, and glue into place.
- Glue the edges of the felt eyes onto the pumpkin.
- Add the pupils and a triangle felt beak.
- Cut off the stems of six large fall leaves.
- Add hot glue to the tip of each leaf and place it on the sides of the bottom pumpkin to create the owl wings. See the picture above for leaf placement.
- Optional – cut out felt scallops and glue onto the front side of the bottom pumpkin.
Will you be decorating will pumpkins this fall?
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