Create this simple Dollar Store Fall Owl for some fall family crafting fun!

Dollar Store Fall Owl

Did I tell you that I LOVE owls? Well I do 🙂 So when I found a plain brown felt owl at the dollar store, I knew it was screaming to be something more. Thus, in the spirit of the contest, I decided to create a dollar store fall owl for the front door. This is craft can be made with about $5 and probably less if you have some of the supplies already on hand.

Dollar Store Fall Owl


  • One large dollar store felt owl
  • One 50 pc. package of dollar store fall leaves
  • One package of dollar store glitter glue
  • Small angled paint brush
  • Twine
  • Hot glue
  • Hole puncher


Felt owl

Plug in your glue gun and let it heat up. Gather up your felt owl, leaves, glitter glue, and twine.

Applying the leaves

Following the shape and curve of the wing, start gluing the first row of leaves onto the felt owl (I used 6 leaves). Glue the second row of leaves down (I used 5 leaves).

Tip: the leaves a fairly thin, so use only a dot of hot glue to glue down the top and bottom of the leaves.

Dollar Store Owl Ears and Feet

Take three leaves and glue them down for the ears. Glue one leaf on each feet.

Owl beak

For the beak, take one leaf and cut it into three pieces as shown above. Next, cut the middle piece in half for the beak and glue in onto the owl.

Now, you could stop here and make a loop with the twine to hang the owl, but I felt that this owl needed some bling.

Glitter Placement

Areas to highlight with glitter:

  • Trace the head and body with a line of orange glue glitter
  • Trace the scalloped openings on the body with both orange glue glitter (top) and gold glue glitter (bottom)
  • Fill eyes with either gold or orange glue glitter
  • Trace features on the face with gold glue glitter and highlight with lines of orange glue glitter
  • Paint orange glitter glue all over the body and the shoulders
  • Run a line of gold glitter on the top of the beak to cover the cut end (not shown)

Tip: There is no right or wrong way to do this part. Decorate your owl the way you see fit and make it your own design.

Twine and leaves

Use the hole puncher and make a single hole near the top middle of the head. String twine through the hole and make a loop for hanging, leaving the twine ends long. Start gluing leaves on both sides of the twine to cover the loop knot and the loose ends.

*The length of the twine will depend on how long you want your owl hanging from your hook.*

Dollar Store Fall Owl

Tadaah! Now you have a finished dollar store fall owl for under $5!

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  1. I’m doing a similar idea over on my blog, I’m taking a “Give Thanks” Sparkly sign and adding a little DIY Fall touch to it! Just like you, I saw the sign and knew it needed more! I also added your post to my list of Thanksgiving DIY Ideas blog post I’m doing! 🙂 Hopefully my readers will enjoy it as much as I did!

  2. Super cute project! Thanks for linking up at Monday handmade Linkup party. You are the featured blogger on party #39. Have a great day. 🙂

  3. This owl is adorable! I wish I was crafty! I wanted to say thank you for pinning at Friday PrideDay Pinterest Party! I really appreciate it! If you need a favor in return, please let me know! I hope to see you there again! I’m also following you now, jody53. (I wish I knew how to change the name on my PInterest)

  4. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming ! I hope to see you there!

  5. I LOVE the Dollar Store and this adorable owl! I also can’t wait to see what other crafts people come up with. I am a new follower so I don’t miss a minute of your wonderful site! I’m so glad you shared with the Saturday Soiree Blog Party and hope you will continue to share your cuteness with our community!

  6. You blinged out that owl beautifully! My daughter would love that on her door. I will have to share this post with her. We are so glad you shared this with us at Home Matters Linky!

  7. This is so cool! I’m not horribly crafty, but I really think I could do this. Fall is my favorite season, but we are living in Okinawa, Japan now via a military overseas move. So we don’t really get a fall here. I think this would be the perfect thing to hang outside our apartment door.

    1. Thanks Lauren. It’s such an easy craft and fills up so much blank space for so little money!

      BTW- Thank you to you & the hubby for your service. I hope you enjoy your stay in Japan. My hubby was stationed there twice (once before we met and once more unaccompanied. )