This was pinned to my Crafts to Make board on Pinterest and then about 15 minutes later I was rummaging around in my craft room for supplies. Maybe 2 minutes later this project was started! I don't usually have such a fast turn-around on projects (my mind is set on "simmer") but this is a NEED for our home. Both my husband and I are HORRIBLE at remembering birthdays. Totally sucks for our family who sends us cards and gifts and we're responding with a be-lated text b-day message. (I know, a belated birthday text message is sooooooooooo tacky!!!!) In all, I spent about a week on this project.
Head over to Classy Clutter for their tutorial on theirs, pictured above.
Originally I wanted to use juice lids...but when I counted out how many we'd need just for our family, it wasn't feasible.
Challenge of resourcefulness! Next attempt, trace juice lid onto linen scraps and cut out.
Each circle was coated with Mod Podge to make them flat and sturdy.
I was going to use fabric marker to write names and b-days, but then I thought of this idea instead. I purchased a shiny neutral scrap book paper from Michaels for the owl's bodies. Eyes and wings were made with pieces of scrap book paper on hand. Using the white sharpie paint pen I made the whites of their eyes.
Colored sharpies were used to color in the eyes.
Each owl was glued onto the linen circle using craft glue. I unraveled a square of burlap for the ties. You can kind of see the needle below. It was tricker on the circles where the Mod Podge went to the edge...the needle had a difficult time making a hole large enough for the burlap string to pass through.
A paint stick and the original knob from the Bathroom Cabinet found at a garage sale were spray painted with brown spray paint. Here are the owls arranged in chronological order.
Using two different stencils and blending two acrylic paint colors together I added the phrase, "OWL remember B-day."
|wide shot of my dining room accent wall|
Not sure if this is the permanent home or not. It looks cute here and we do spend a lot of time in this multi-purpose dining/computer room so it'll get eye-balled frequently. The real question, though, is will we remember to say Happy Birthday before the day or will old habits die hard?