Sunday, July 25, 2010

Owl Wall Art {Birthday Party Project #2}

I've been wanting to make a canvas picture for Emily's room for a long time, but I'm definitely NOT an artist when it comes to painting.  I ran across a tutorial on Martha's website for making collages, and I figured I could tweak it for Emily's room.  It just so happened that Emily's upcoming birthday party was going to be a pajama party theme, and I thought this little "night owl" canvas could do double duty as a part of the birthday decor. 


This was such an easy project.  I started by painting my canvas pink.  It took a bunch of coats because I was painting over an old painting that was on there.  Next, I gathered my scrapbook papers, and started cutting out my owl and tree shapes.  I used a large scallop punch to make the leaves for the tree, and a small scallop punch for the owls' eyes.  I hand drew their eyelashes (as if you couldn't tell!  Ha!) and used some pink ink to distress the edges.  Once I had laid everything out, I started gluing my paper onto the canvas using Mod Podge.  I used my mom's Cricut to do the letters.  The last thing I added were some cute yo-yos to dress up the owls' ears.  Finally, I wrapped some cute ricrac around the edges.  Voila - cute, cheap wall art!!!


This ended up being the perfect decoration for Emily's party!  Party pictures coming very soon!






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10 comments:

Melissa said...

I saw this on Tatertots and Jello and I LOVE it! I recently wanted to do this with different fabric prints for my daughters room:) So cute:)

Amber said...

so cute! I love it, I just might have to make one!!

Orange it Lovely said...

oh this is too precious. My daughter LOVES owls!
Love it!
~Tana

Heather said...

very cute! I love doing mixed media collages like this, too. Much better than my painting skills!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

You totally did a fabulous job! Love the cupcake paper on the owls! Great job!

Jessica said...

It turned out gorgeous!!! Love those sweet owls!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

so pretty :) come on over and link up to MMM!!

Shaunna said...

So cute!! I love that it reminds me of all of the owl/garden line at Pottery Barn...so cute and can't wait to see those party pics! Thanks so much for linking up at style feature saturday! -shaunna :)

The Harris Family said...

How sweet. I love the little owls they turned out adorable.
-Crystal
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JenMarie said...

OMGoodness, I LOVE this! Such sweet CUTEness!!

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