Friday, November 22, 2013

Owl Ornaments And The Owl Tree

Owls are such a big thing now , I had to trim a tree with them ! This tree sits on the stairs going upstairs.. Usually it is trimmed with felt Santa's and snowmen. Its a 4 ft. tree , and there are no lights on this one since there's no outlet .
 I started with some snowflake burlap I got at Michaels. I wove that through the tree , made a bow for the tree topper and added pinecones and lots of snowflake ornaments. At an estate sale a month or so ago I got all those white berry picks , and used those too..

 I hopefully will be able to find some more cute owls to add to the tree in the weeks before and after Christmas !
 I made all the crocheted owls from this pattern ... I changed the pattern since I thought they were too big for my tree and also I wanted them in different sizes.
 I used button for a couple of their eyes and also just crocheted their eyes.
 For my owls, use Size G hook and  worsted weight yarn... I chained 3 slip stitch for a circle.. Round 1 ..12 sc in circle. Round 2 ..sc in first stitch 2 sc in next repeat around (18) stitches. Round 3 .. sc in next 2 , 2 sc in next around. ( 24 stitches. Keep crocheting  your rows until you get the desired size owl.. to close and make the ears ..hold the front and back together , do a half dc in first stitch ,sc in next 6 stitches slip stitch 2 rows down ..stuff your owl kind of loosely.. then sc to the last stitch where you do a half dc. Pull up on the ends a little so the points for their ears show. For the eyes ..chain 3 slip stitch to form ring. chain 3 , 11 dc in ring .slip stitch to top of chain 3 . Slip stitch in first 6 stitches then sc in last 6 .When you sew the eyes on the owl the sc part should be on top like an eyelid. Either sew or glue buttons in , or chain 2 ( I used brown ) then 5 sc in first chain slip stitch and leave a tail for sewing. For the nose I used pale yellow, chain 3 ..sc in last 2 chains , turn 1 sc in last stitch , turn slip stitch in last stitch. leave a tail for sewing.

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18 comments:

Kris said...

VERY cute!!!!
xo Kris

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Love the owls. I made a couple last year -- and one that I never finished. So easy to stitch up. I should make some more. :) Your tree looks great. Tammy

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your tree looks great, love the owls! Happy Thanksgiving Week:@)

Barb said...

This tree is just too cute!

Seriously, you neckerchief ease to amaze me with your wonderful creativity.

Can you tell us just how many Christmas trees are in your house? I'm in serious "Christmas tree envy!!"

darlene said...

The owls are quite cute!!

Carol said...

Your owl tree is a real "hoot," Priscilla! Another darling themed tree :)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh the tree is beautiful…I so love owls and use them in my Christmas decor too! Have a great weekend!

Catherine said...

Your owls are great! I love how they look in the tree!

Barb said...

I love the idea of an owl tree! Yours is adorable!

Susanne said...

Love what you did. I have a friend who years ago decorated her live tree with all kinds of bird houses. It was beautiful, and so is yours.
Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great weekend.
Susanne :)

Beth said...

What a wonderful tree! I love it!

Gabriele said...

What a beautiful tree! I love the owls.
Warm greetings from germany

Lisa said...

These little owls are adorable! Each one has its own personality. Love your blog and now following you on Bloglovin. Come visit me sometime.
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Tammy N said...

Cute owl tree. Thanks for the pattern!

Christine Graves said...

Too cute, love your tree!

Luisa said...

Your homemade owls are so precious! I have a snow owl tree too! Hopefully, I will be able to share it soon! I also spotted your cute owl from target. I got one of those too! Great mind think alike huh? I actually snatched the one from target to make a woodland nursery mobile for the little one joining us in Fedruary! I wish I could crochet! They would be so much cuter. Visiting from Tutes and Tips!
P.S. Sorry for all the !!!!!!!!!!!! :-P

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE this one too! I am going to be scouting for owl ornies on clearance after Christmas to put on my Autumn tree which I plan on having next year.
Didn't get to decorate for Fall or Halloween this year because of our remodel...

Hugs,
Debbie

Karin Chudy said...

those are adorable! My daughter would totally STEAL this tree..:) she loves them. She has pink owls on her tree!
Thank you so much for linking up to the Twirl and Take a bow party. Be sure to come back this week to see if you were featured and to link up again! http://arttisbeauty.blogspot.com/2013/12/twirl-and-take-bow-link-party-and.html
Hugs,
Karin