How to make an Owl Wreath

With just a few supplies from a craft store, anyone can make this simple owl wreath!

I have to admit, I'm patting myself on the back for this idea. Walking down the fall crafts and floral aisle at Hobby Lobby inspired me after I started to notice how many different items could be used to create an owl wreath. I searched the net, Pinterest, and Etsy to see if there was something similar out there. As of right now, I don't think there is. And every time I look at this owl, he makes me giggle! 

If you hit up Hobby Lobby during their 40% off Fall Decor, Crafts, Floral, and Party sale, this guy doesn't cost much at all. And before you purchase a new twig wreath, check to see if you have one that could use updating. Or, make a stop at Goodwill where they always seem to have some. You can always rip off what is already on there like I did. 

So here is what I used:

  • Old twig wreath that needed a new life
  • (3) faux feather boas (depending on the size of your wreath you may need more)
  • (1) foam gourd 
  • (2) mini corn picks 
  • (2) long feather picks (you could easily get away with just one)
  • (2) foam pumpkin picks (any color you want!)
  • (1) round wood circle (found in the crafts aisle at Walmart for $0.97)
  • twine
  • paint, paintbrush
  • wire cutters
  • hot glue gun
  • felt for the eyes
  • paint pen

I started out by removing the stems from the pumpkins so I could give this guy eye balls with the felt. I twisted the wire from the pumpkins around the twig wreath and also hot glued them to the wreath and to each other. Careful that you use the glue on the pumpkins where it will not be seen. The hot glue will slightly melt the pumpkins. Then, hot glue the gourd (his beak) to the pumpkins and the long feather picks to the tops of the pumpkins. I simply twisted the wires from the mini corn (his talons) around the twig wreath but you can also hot glue them too. 

Finally, after all of the hot glue is dried, wrap the boas around the wreath and add eyeballs with the felt!

Originally, I was going to leave it at that because he sure looked good. But I did decide to add a little sign that says "Whooo's There?" just because it's so darn cute. Paint the wood circle whatever color you like, and use a paint pen to write on the wood. 

I'm not sure how this guy would do on an exterior door without a screen door. We have a screen door and replace the screen with glass during the cooler months here in Wisconsin. I will be hanging mine on the door so the wreath will be protected from the elements by the glass on the screen door. 

With just a few supplies from a craft store, anyone can make this simple owl wreath!

If you liked this easy DIY craft, please Pin it so others can see it! 

1.0   Mae
10/17/2013 9:11:29 PM
I absolutely LOVE this wreath! Absolutely ADORABLE! Very unique!
  1.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:15:58 PM
Thank you Mae!
2.0   Elizabeth
7/26/2014 10:32:19 AM
This is so absolutely darling!! I love it. Pinned. Thank you for the inspiration and for posting well in advance so I can have it ready for fall. Have a beautiful day!
  2.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:16:32 PM
Thanks so much Elizabeth! You will have fun watching your owl wreath come together!
3.0   Kat@Home. Made. Interest.
7/26/2014 3:46:27 PM
I'm loving it!! What a cute and unique wreath. I think it would be perfect for Halloween too!
  3.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:17:22 PM
Thanks Kat! He would look cute with a witch's hat for sure!
4.0   Alice W.
7/26/2014 3:52:32 PM
This is seriously too cute! Thank you for sharing at Sundays at Home! Love it!
  4.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:18:50 PM
Thanks Alice!
5.0   France
7/28/2014 11:17:01 AM
That's a beautiful wreath you've done! Very clever to use a boa--I wouldn't have thought of that. This fall decoration is unlike what we usually see and I love it. Pinned!
  5.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:19:14 PM
Thanks France!
6.0   the cape on the corner
7/28/2014 2:13:23 PM
best thing i've seen all day! i'd love this for fall. b
  6.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:20:18 PM
Thank you!
7.0   Alisha
7/28/2014 2:45:38 PM
This is so stinkin' cute!! I am going to make this for the Fall!! Stopping by from Keeping it Simple Motivate Me Monday's Linky party. Here is what I shared this week:
  7.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:22:50 PM
Thank you! And great job on the shirt!
8.0   Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
7/28/2014 5:35:10 PM
He's so cute! I love him SO MUCH! Thanks for sharing. Hello from Nifty Thrifty Sunday.
  8.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:26:19 PM
Thanks Melissa!
9.0   AlexisAKAMOM
7/29/2014 8:37:29 AM
That is so stinking cute! I can't wait to try to make him!
  9.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:27:06 PM
Thank you! I would love to see your finished owl!
10.0   Jill
7/29/2014 9:43:43 AM
This is so darn cute. And easy enough that my barely crafty self could manage it! We need a new fall door wreath, so I'm definitely going to try. Pinned!
  10.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:27:58 PM
Thanks Jill! Just pinned your 3-Ingredient Pina Colada Smoothie!
11.0   Carie Spence
7/29/2014 12:35:22 PM
Love this! I am a huge owl fan. I MUST make this. You should be proud, so cool that you couldn't find anything similar. Nice work :) Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board.
  11.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:31:55 PM
Thanks Carie! I would love to see your finished owl!
12.0   Rebecca Lopez
7/29/2014 7:09:07 PM
So fun. Perfect for Halloween! Thank you for liking it up to The Creative Collection Link Party! Have a great week.
  12.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:32:41 PM
Thanks Rebecca!
13.0   ErleneA
7/30/2014 7:44:42 PM
Omgeeee! I'm dying at how darn cute this is. Would love if you shared this on Merry Monday Link Party.
  13.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:33:32 PM
Thanks Erlene! I think he's super cute too!
14.0   Jill
7/31/2014 4:20:53 PM
This is just too cute! What a fabulous idea for a wreath!! Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit! Hope you have a fabulous week! Jill @ Creating my way to Success
  14.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:36:27 PM
Thanks Jill!
15.0   Tania
8/1/2014 9:09:53 AM
OMG, this is so cute!! Tania
  15.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:37:22 PM
Thanks Tania!
16.0   le Cateau des fleurs
8/3/2014 11:17:50 PM
Just shared on twitter and Featuring you tomorrow. This is so super cute!!! Xo Isabelle The twitter link:
  16.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:38:31 PM
Thank you so much!!
17.0   Adrian
8/4/2014 7:21:43 PM
This is awesome! Again, thanks for sharing:)
  17.1   Rose
8/4/2014 8:39:11 PM
Thanks Adrian!
18.0   Bonnie (The Pin Junkie)
8/7/2014 8:06:42 PM
This is such a cute wreath! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie pin party. It was one of the features this week! Hope you can stop by and grab a brand new featured button!
19.0   JulianaMichaels
8/8/2014 7:36:48 AM
Such a fun project! Makes me want to get crafty!!!
20.0   Christi
9/27/2014 7:16:55 PM
Made this tonight & it turned out cute! I'm not crafty at all put was able to pull this off. Thanks for the idea!
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This is too cute! You should definitely share this on our link party - Welcome Home Wednesday. =) I am pinning. I definitely think it looks better WITH the feathers ;)
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