Hello friends! Today I am sharing a super simple DIY fall owl wreath with you guys. With such limited time these days, and a toddler who wants to get his hands on everything I am doing, crafting hours are scarce! However, a few weeks ago, I made some time to hang out with Emmy (my crafting sidekick!) and come up with a plan to create a wreath, and then execute said plan. Let me tell you, it felt incredible to create something with my own two hands again. It feels like I am coming out of craft retirement, because ever since then I’ve been feeling the itch to create more. Today I am going to take you through the ridiculously easy steps to put together your own simple owl wreath. Additionally, I am joining 24 other bloggers who are sharing their own fall inspired wreaths today as well, so be sure to find their links at the end of this post. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Now, to be perfectly honest, I signed up for this wreath hop having zero idea what I would make and feeling sort of uninspired, crammed for time, and stressed. I didn’t have much of a plan at all, but Emmy and I headed off to our local craft store anyhow. While we were there, we saw all of their fall decor as well and came across an owl wreath, and that’s when this idea hit me! I had wanted to use pom poms and yard somehow, and I knew I could create my own owl using some yarn and minimal supplies.
Here’s what you will need:
- oval grapevine wreath
- yarn in colors of your choosing (I used marled gray similar to this and cream)
- hot glue gun
- large pom pom maker (I used the large one from this set)
- fine tooth comb
- buttons for eyes, or you can use eyes like these which I prefer but my craft store didn’t have them
My idea was simple, two large pom poms for the space where the eyes would go, huge macrame feathers for wings, and then just glue things in place. I told you this was going to be a very easy project!
I began by making the huge macrame feathers, and used my friend Julia’s tutorial. They were SO simple to make, and a little addictive for Emmy who just kept making feathers. Her plan was to clip them on to her backpack for school which is also fun!
Once the two large feathers were done, I used Wilder’s fine tooth baby comb to comb out the feathers and give them a little more volume. He didn’t mind sharing and he doesn’t have much hair yet anyhow. Below you can see the difference once it’s combed out.
Next, using my pom pom maker, I created two large cream colored pom poms. Once they were finished, I used a yarn needle to string them together on a like colored piece of yarn. I then tied each end of that piece of yarn tightly to the wreath at the height I wanted the eyes placed. After securing them in place, I created spaces in the pom poms to glue the eye buttons. Once those spaces were created, I once again used the fine tooth comb to fluff them up a bit. Below you can see what they looked like after that.
The last step was to glue everything together. I placed a line of glue right down the center line on the back of each feather and glued them in place on the wreath.
Finally, I glued the eyes in place.
That was it! Super easy!
And now, guess what, you get a little bonus DIY! Since we moved here in January, I had not yet had an occasion where I needed a wreath hanger, so I hadn’t yet looked for them. I had a black one and a brass one, either would have been perfect. However, I could not for the life of me find either one! Because we are on a tight budget, I decided to check the local dollar store to see if they had one. I was hoping for black, but all they had was a bright orange metal one for Halloween. Bright orange was NOT going to cut it for me! It was only a dollar, of course, and I knew I had a can of my favorite gold spray paint at home and I could fix that orange easily. (I used this paint on Ikea metal brackets and it worked like a charm! You can check those out here.)
I gave it a light sanding so that the spray paint would adhere, and then laid it out on a coordinating orange and yellow flattened Eggo box (of course, any piece of cardboard or drop cloth will do, but if you have a matching Eggo box, all the better.)
I sprayed it on one side, allowed it to dry, then flipped it over and repeated on the other side. This little portion of the project literally took me 3 minutes and made a big difference! Isn’t this just the perfect gold!
And here he is, my simple owl wreath!
To be honest, I am not much of a wreath person, but I do like having this silly friendly little owl greeting visitors. We have a toddler in the house now, and it just seems like the entry of a kid-friendly family with this guy.
This is our first fall in a long time in a large neighborhood, and I think this owl will be the perfect greeter for our Trick or Treaters.
I admit I am stoked about getting loads of Trick or Treaters this year! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I love seeing all of the creative costumes, the toddlers out for their first time ever shyly coming to the door, and even the teenagers who are embracing the last of their childhood.
I am going to plop myself down on a chair on this little porch, with a bowl of candy in my lap, and enjoy the night immensely!
Now be sure to check out all of the other amazing creatives sharing their fall wreaths as well. Also, if you like this porch, you can read how we gave it an insanely inexpensive makeover here.
Easy DIY Dollar Store Fall Wreath at The Happy Housie
Rose Gold Laurel Fall Wreath at Modern Glam
Five Minute Dollar Tree Fall Wreath at Craftberry Bush
DIY Embroidery Hoop Fall Wreath at Tatertots and Jello
Modern Leather Fall Wreath at Cherished Bliss
DIY Copper Fall Hoop Wreath at Clean & Scentsible
Large DIY Fall Farmhouse Wreath at The Tattered Pew
White Boho Fall Wreath at All Things With Purpose
DIY Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath at She Gave it a Go
Fall Wreath Ideas at Happy Happy Nester
DIY Fall Acorn Wreath at The Handmade Home
DIY Floral Fall Wreath at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Simple DIY Fall Owl Wreath at Cassie Bustamante
Easy Cookie Cutter Fall Wreath at My Sweet Savannah