Friday, December 2, 2011

Hoot Hoot ~ Crate & Barrel Inspired Owl Ornament

When it comes to ornaments for my Christmas tree I like keeping it simple. My theme colors for my trees are white, silver and a tint of red.

But, when I was visiting the new Crate & barrel store in our area one day I encountered these...


I don't know what it is, but there was something about them that spoke to me. It could be the colorful buttons, hand stitches, or the buttoned eyes... I just adore them. I was standing there for a while and kept touching them for no reason (yes my mother taught me while growing up not to touch anything in the store unless I am buying them, but I couldn't help it). Online, they are sold as a set of three for $23.95, but in the store they were sold separately, and I believe they were about $8.50 each.

In the end I just couldn't bring myself to pay so much money for an ornament and left the store.

Then a couple days ago, I remembered that I was supposed to bring an ornament for a church function for an ornament exchange. The owl popped in my head... I had to give it a try to make an owl ornament!

Please say hi to my owl...



It was so fun to come up with the combination of fabric and wool. I gave her away, but I might have to make more for my family soon. :)

24 comments :

  1. She looks so cute! You really will have to make more, they are so wonderful. I bet you took along the best ornament too!

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  2. Love the fabric and special little details :)

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  3. Actually I like your version better..very sweet. I love all those little button and beads..you are very talented. :)

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  4. You created such a cute owl! I'm a big owl fan :)

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  5. I like yours better. To me the gray is drab and ornaments are supposed to be bright. Love yours.

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  6. Yours is every bit as adorable as theirs! You have been blessed with a talent, indeed.

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  7. Definitely more for the Family, Sachiko.
    Your Hootly Owl is adoooorable.

    She's sooo sweet.

    Yep, definitely more for the FAMILY


    hugs
    Gerry

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  8. Aww I bet it was hard to lt her go! I love the fabric combo

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  9. We think alike!
    http://happinessis5ive.blogspot.com/2011/12/whole-lotta-christmas.html

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  10. Precious! You've inspired me to give it a try. Thank you!

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  11. I love that! I think your owl is the cutest of them all. So cute!

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  12. I think your owl is much nicer than the Crate and Barrel ones.

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  13. That little owl is so cute... and I'm not really an owl kind of girl, lol. The detailing is fab!

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  14. Aww your version of the little owl is adorable! Well done!

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  15. I love your little owl too.very sweet.

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  16. Your own is just as cute as the store bought ones & you can personalize yours.

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  17. Your owls are cuter than your inspiration ones. As always I love your attention to detail and your fine craftsmanship

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  18. I like yours beter! Maybe I am just a sucker for the sweet flower button. I need to try to make one!

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  19. Love it this came out really cute I love owls.

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  20. These are SO adorable! I just love them. Any chance you ever did a tutorial? Either way, I'd love it if you could link up to our Christmas Inspiration party we're having. Or if you have other posts, too!

    ~Angela~

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