A cute owl Christmas ornament made from items in your recycle and a few craft supplies.
Wise old owl lived in an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why can’t we all be like that bird. – Edward Hersey Richards
One of the things I love to create with is items from our recycle bins. Cardboard, in particular, is really a fun item to work with. I have made a DIY Cardboard Box Laundry Basket, Faux French Country Pallet Wall Art, and a DIY Cardboard Sunflower just to name a few.
For this little owl, I just used a few craft supplies and some recycled items.
This can be a great craft to make with the kids and to teach them all about repurposing.
So let’s upcycle…
OWL CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT SUPPLIES
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- Corrugated cardboard
- 2 Bottle caps
- 2 Buttons
- Red beak
- Scrap ribbon
- Hot glue/gun *BTW – This glue gun holder is super handy
- Find a corrugated box. Cut out two circles. One will be the body and the other wings.
- Cut the wing circle in half and remove the top layer of paper so the corrugated ridges show through. This should peel off easily. Cut off any ridges or extra paper that you don’t want.
- Glue the wings to the body.
- Cut out two ears and glue them to the back.
- Glue 2 bottle caps for eyes
- Find and glue two buttons inside the bottle caps
- This is the top of an apple die cut but you can just use construction paper for the beak
- Glue leftover ribbon on back for a hanger
- Finally, glitter the wings and the ears, if desired.
Of course, you can make your ‘Owl Be Home for Christmas’ ornaments any way you like. This is just a guideline and a fun little project!
I think a fun little ‘Owl Be Home for Christmas tag for the recipient.
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