I have always loved owls - but lately so does everyone else! They are everywhere!
This is a fun project I came up with for several of my art classes...
I found a multi pack of bright socks at Target - you could use earth tones but I chose to go with totally unrealistic colors. You cut the heel off of the socks...
Here are the shapes to cut out of felt that will coordinate with the socks...
Template at the bottom of the post.
Cut the feet on a fold and you can add buttons for the center of the eye. I glued the wings at the top.
Now put some beans or rice in the bottom of the sock to create a base for the owl to stand up on his own. Then add fiberfill until the owl is rounded and plump - leaving about an inch at the top unstuffed.
Using fabric tack or hot glue fasten the eyes and beak onto the sock about an inch below the top. Now fold the 2 top corner edges under just a little and put a drop of glue to hold them together for the ear tufts.
Next pull the back top edge of the sock over the front and glue it over the very top of the eyes.
To finish glue the ear tufts further across the top and you may want to put some fray stop on the exposed sock edges. Glue the wings and the feet onto the owl and you're done!
What a Hoot!
PDF of the Patterns: