Halloween: Felt Pinecone Owls

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Welcome to 30 Crafty Days of Halloween! This Halloween felt pinecone owl craft is part of our guest blogger series. Make sure to check out all of our Halloween Tutorials for more inspiration! 
 
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Hello! Thanks for having me over Vanessa! I am Kelly of Cloudy Day Gray – we all have cloudy days but it is what you do with those cloudy days that defines who you are. I do my best to give, live, and love as a crafter, mother, and donate life advocate.
 
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My kids love collecting pinecones and sticks while out playing in the yard, especially during autumn. One day a spontaneous pine cone puppet show played out while I was reading Owl’s Halloween, and it gave us the idea to create our own little Halloween owls.
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Grab a few fun colors of felt and begin cutting out simple shapes. Make a rounded heart for the head, circles for the eyes, and semi-circles for the wings. Layer a few colors in different sizes to make an impact. Next, use a hot glue gun to adhere the felt to each pinecone. Last, hot glue your “bird” onto a stick for easy handling!
 
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You could glue each one to its own stick for a fun puppet show or more than one on a stick, like I did, to be displayed for Halloween. I would love to see an entire mantel covered in different sized, spooky pine cone owls! It would be fantastic!
 
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Halloween is my favorite time to get crafty and create memories with my children. Last year, we made a ton of glow in the dark ghosts to hang from both our mantel and the trees outside! We also had fun making lots of confetti pumpkins. And, the year before last, we made the most adorable candy buckets!
 
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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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