Pine Cone Owls

This week is the Fall Ideas Tour that Kathy from Petticoat Junktion organized!  You can see links to other bloggers at the end of this post and I guarantee … you’ll find plenty of fall decorating inspiration! Today is craft day and as part of the tour, I’m sharing how to make pine cone owls! I’m going to use these little guys to help decorate my daughter Bridget’s baby shower next month. She’s having a boy and has chosen a woodland theme for her nursery, so I’m decorating her party in the same genre.

How to Make Pine Cone Owls

These little guys were fun to make, although a little time consuming. But they’re for my daughter so it was worth every minute of cutting little circles out of felt!


How to Make Pine Cone OwlsI found the tutorial for these cute little pine cone owls over at Lia Griffith, who is one of the most amazing crafters out there! On her blog, you’ll find the printable template to trace the cut-outs for eyes and wings.


Pine Cone OwlsIf you live in the Chicago area, you might remember the kid’s TV program called The Ray Rayner Show. On the show, Ray would re-create a craft that a professional made. He tried his best, but his crafts always looked like one of those Pinterest fails! I was hoping my pine cone owls wouldn’t end up looking like a Ray Rayner project!


See how to make cute little owls using pine cones and felt!I didn’t download the template for all the felt pieces. Instead, I just cut them free hand. We had the Bears football game on and while I was making my pine cone owls, hubby was cutting book page apples from steamy paperback novels for me. He knew I was under the gun to get a lot of blogging stuff done so he helped out!


See how to make cute little owls using pine cones and felt!After gluing all the felt pieces together and then hot gluing the faces and wings to the pine cones, it’s time to make the feet … well, claws technically. Use pipe cleaners for the “feet.” Cut pipe cleaners into smaller pieces. Make a u-shape with one, and then wrap a shorter piece of pipe cleaner in the center so that you have 3 claws per foot. Then hot glue the feet onto the bottom of the pine cone. Bend the front of each claw down a bit.


How to Make Pine Cone OwlsOnce the woodland-themed baby shower is over, Bridget can use these little fellas to decorate the nursery. She’s due at the beginning of November and is having a water birth!  I had considered that birthing method myself back in the day, but never followed through. So I’m excited that she’s going to do it!


How to Make Pine Cone OwlsBridget is having an at-home birth, with a midwife and a doula.  A doula is someone who provides physical and emotional support during the birthing process.


Woodland Vignette with Pine Cone Owls. See how to make them!A special thanks to Lia Griffith – visit her blog for the tutorial and printable template!  I think my daughter will love these little owls.

Be sure to visit today’s other crafters, and you can see the rest of this week’s earlier inspiration at the links below!

Fall Ideas Tour


Postcards from the Ridge | All Things Heart and Home

Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer | Domestically Speaking

Prodigal Pieces | Housepitality Designs

Mad In Crafts | My Creative Days


Refresh Restyle | 2 Bees in a Pod

Fox Hollow Cottage | Artsy Chicks Rule

Our Southern Home | Restoration Redoux

Savvy Southern Style | Atta Girl Says


H2OBungalow | Cottage at the Crossroads

Today’s Creative Life | Dukes and Duchesses

Hunt & Host | The Interior Frugalista

Sweet Pea | Petticoat Junktion


At the Picket Fence |Town and Country Living

Cupcakes and Crinoline

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | So Much Better With Age

Art is Beauty | AKA Design

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  1. These are so adorable, Jennifer. They’re going to be great at the shower and in the nursery. Congratulations on the new bundle of joy. I know you can’t wait to meet him!

  2. Is there a free template somewhere? I would LOVE these for our camp themed weekend. You have to subscribe a monthly fee to get this one….