I was at Kohl’s last week getting a pair of jeans, and I happened to walk past some of their Valentine decorations. They had the most adorable tea towels and hand towels and aprons that had a cute little owl on it with some “Owl be yours” saying on it. And I knew I Had to use it, somehow.
Cleaning up the craft room last week also yielded a 8x8 canvas. I put it to work, and in a NO-SEW project! I drew out an owl (way harder than it looks, I’m NO artist! I think this guy was my 5th attempt) and then traced the owl pieces onto some Wonder-Under. I roughly cut out the individual pieces from the Wonder-Under and ironed them to my fabric choices. Then, I detail-cut the pieces out, removed the paper backing, and layered them on to my canvas where I wanted them. With a hot, no-steam iron, I gently ironed the owl to the canvas.
My only complaint with the red dots is you can see through the lighter fabrics to the darker pattern behind.
I added a felt heart to the “Owl Always Love You” part for some more fun. And I know- my “L” is really sad looking.
This probably would have gone over better if my paint had been completely dry… but since I have no patience it was still cool to the touch, not 110% dry. I now have paint on my iron. Better yet, I should have just ironed it to a big piece of fabric that I wrapped around the canvas. But I didn’t have a piece big enough that I wanted to spare for a Valentine decoration :)
So now this guy sits atop my mirror in our front room, keeping a loving eye on us :). I think he is SO ADORABLE though. And the best part… this project was completely from things I had in my sewing/craft room. Yay!