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DIY Snowy Owls

DIY Snowy Owls

Paige Hemmis is taking plywood, acrylic feathers and paint and turning it into a fun decor.
Materials
  • Firewood (look for full rounds)
  • Natural wood slices in various sizes
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Spotted and variety craft feathers
  • Black acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Artist paint brush
  • Extra pieces of bark (for wings)
  • Small dowel 5/16” diameter
  • Drill with 5/16” drill bit & Screws
  • Wood glue
  • White spray paint

Directions

1. Pick your thickest round of the firewood. This will be the owl’s body, so if you want to cut down the size of the owl, cut the length.

2. Use your drill and drill bit to bore a hole in the base of the body of the owl, in the middle towards the back of the wood. This will hold up the owl’s head.

3. Put wood glue, in the hole, & then stick the dowel inside it.

4. Attach the largest wood slice to the dowel facing up like the face of the owl. Affix the face to the dowel with hot glue.

5. Pre-drill holes in the wings.

6. Pre-drill holes where you’d like to attach the wings in the body stump.

7. Line the screw up in the wing to your pre-drilled hole in the body stump & then drill in the wing to the body.

8. Use the smaller rounds to create the eyes of the owl. Pre-place the eyes & nose.

9. Remove the eyes & glue down nose.

10. Get your feathers for the ears. If they’re too big, cut them down a little.

11. Hot glue feathers under where the eyes would go.

12. Then wood glue your eyes down on top.

13. Using spray paint and spray snow in a can, add white to the owls’ bodies to give them a freshly crisp, winter look.

14. Spray snow blow on his upper body so it looks like snow has fallen on him.

15. Add black and white paint to the smallest wood round as the eyes using the acrylic paint and paint brush & then glue on top of the set eye for the finish.

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