{Tutorial Tuesday} Owl Bunting

posted on: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Over the next few weeks I am going to be doing a few tutorials on punk's nursery.  His room is bright and colorful with a lot of  different shapes and sizes accenting everything from his crib to his dresser. Hunk thinks that it is girly, I think he is wrong. Sooo, we agree to disagree.

Anywho, this garland/bunting (I am not quite sure what to call it) hangs in his room. I got the idea for the bunting from a picture on Dear Lizzy..I fell in love right away. I am sorry to say that I don't have a step-by-step tutorial for you to follow, but it is really EASY, I promise!

Supplies you will need:

1. Cut out your fabric and paper. You will have the main body (green fabric and cardstock), four circles for the eyes, a triangle for the nose, and a tummy.
2. Sew the tummy to the main body.
3. Then sew the main body and cardstock together, remember to leave a small opening, though, so you can stuff it with you batting.
4. Use the fabric glue to attach the nose, circles, and the buttons.
5. Let dry.
6. Once you have made all you owls you will then overlap them over one another and sew them together.

This is what the garland should look like from the back, you will see that I used a zig-zag stitch to give it a little more character

I sewed each owl at a bit of a different angle so it wasn't perfectly even.

 TaDAHHH! The garland goes great with the mod podge stars that surround the picture.

 O.K now I can be honest with you. I actually wasn't going to start the nursery tutorials until after Halloween, but the tutorial I did last night was a disaster. Really. I am not lying.

 Fact: candy corn and pumpkins do not mix.

Here is the DL. This morning I walked out onto my front porch and this is what I saw. Keep in mind there was a pumpkin sitting in the middle of this mess. However, I grabbed it as soon as I saw the devastation. Doesn't it look like blood?

So where did this all begin?

Last night at FHE, Hunk and I were arguing over who could carve the best pumpkin. I got this bright idea that instead of carving out the inside of the pumpkin I would just drill holes in a pumpkin....with all the junk still in it. Then I decided I would stick candy corn in the holes to make it look spooky, scary, I am really not sure what look I was going for. Hunk did a bat on his pumpkin.

Well this morning, this is what the pumpkin looked like. All the candy corn had melted and was running like the Nile River across my porch.

The pieces of candy corn that didn't melt ended up on the ground in a sticky puddle.

Moral of the story.

When you try to challenge you husband to a pumpkin carving contest think about the "brilliant" idea before following through. Secondly, clean up the mess before you have to admit defeat ;)


  1. I wouldn't have ever thought that would happen! That is seriously a spooky looking carnage!

  2. I thought you were going to say something came and ate it! This is funnier ;) I liked all the holes though super cute.

  3. Love the owl bunting!

    Who would have thought the candy corn would have made such a mess!


  4. Que lindassssssss as corujinhas.Parabens.Vou tentar fazer.Um abraço.



  5. Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! -

    Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

  6. Oh my goodness, shut up. That is the cutest thing ever. My sister would die for this.

    LOL @ your pumpkin fail. Totally looks like blood. That'll freak out the trick-or-treaters.

  7. Stopping by from Hoo's Got talent. Love your idea with the owls. I will have to make one for my sewing room! I posted my owl pincushions on my Friday Sew and Tell! Have a great week.
    Carla Louise

  8. Love these owls and yikes on the candy corn! Good tip to know. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  9. love the owls... i am a huge owl fan. can't wait to make it! your newest blog hop follower. happy wednesday. would *love* a follow back. you can find me at:


  10. That is a darling owl garland! I LOVE your colors and stitching!
    BTW, I'd love for you to hop over to our blog to check out the HUGE giveaway going on right now to celebrate 6 months of blogging!

  11. love the owls!!! i'm inspired to make something similar for my daughters room!

  12. Those owls are so cute! My niece is looking at this with me and she loves them! (she's 3) :-) Great for a kid's room.

  13. love the owls!! too cute, really! Too bad about the candy corn, I hate losing :(

  14. Hi! I'm visiting from T&J weekend wrap up party hop. I think the owls are adorable! You got my wheels turning and now I'm dreaming up one that has a variety of animals...

    BTW, it does look like blood in that photo. Ew! Thanks for sharing the lesson learned.



  15. Oh, now that garland is just adorable.

  16. Who knew that could make such a mess? Ah, well, live and learn. But the bunting is just too precious.

  17. the owls are so cute!! If you have time come link up @ Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays next week! www.ladybug-blessings.com

  18. That is a little creepy. I think you could make up a great spooky story about the Candy Corn River! LOL

    I LOVE your owls!!

  19. the owls are adorable! i may make some to hang on my table at the craft fair. thanks for sharing.

  20. those owls are sooooooo CUTE! The stitch work is what makes it really special. Love it!

  21. Simply adorable! Fantastic tutorial. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured thison my first round of showcases; please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  22. This is adorable! You were our favorite last week and we are going to feature you on Sister Sister Sunday this week. Make sure to drop by to check it out!

  23. Awe! Those are some adorable owls you've made. Thanks for sharing!

    Adin B

  24. such a cute bunting!!! I am gonna make one for a babyshower I think

  25. The owl bunting...the colours, patterns, fabric, and general handmadedness of it is PERFECT!

  26. I LOVE that bunting!!! I'm linking up to this post in my blog. I recently made some stuffed owls and monsters and now I want to create a bunting to match! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Oh my goodness!!!! I LOVE THIS! My little girl's room is owl so I definitely have to make this! And yikes to that pumpkin story! :)

  28. I loove the owl idea! How do you hang them???

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