Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy Owl-A-Ween Blog Hop




Welcome to the: Happy "Owl-A-Ween" Blog Hop!

We have some of the very best crafters showcasing their projects using an owl with a Halloween theme! You will see cards, layouts, and altered art projects! We hope that our projects will inspire you to get crafty!

A grand prize will be sponsored by: Zannie Berry http://www.zannieberry.blogspot.

We know this is a rather long list of crafters, so we're giving you TWO days to hop through all the great projects (Oct. 28-29, 2012.) The grand prize winner will be announced on November 1. Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some crafters will also be giving away blog candy at their blog hop stops!

To be eligible to win the grand prize, you must visit all of the stops in the blog hop, become a follower of each blog hop (if you are not already), and leave a happy comment on each site! (Some crafters may have their own criteria for the blog candy they are giving away at their blog hop stop.)

Good luck! Happy scrapping! Have fun! Happy Halloween!

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Hello, and welcome to my stop on the hop! You should have started at Zannie Berry's blog. If you did not, please go back and start from the beginning. You surely don't want to miss out on any of the wonderful owl projects!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up:
Blog Hop Line Up:







7 LLuvia aka misses crafty http://sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com   












19. Melissa http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com/ - *YOU ARE HERE*

20. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com - *GO HERE NEXT!*


Now that we have all the "business" out of the way, let me show you what I've made.



The square base for this home decor wreath is an old canvas. I just cut off the canvas part. For the fabric, I recycled old tshirts in orange, green, and purple (or some combo thereof) that no longer fit, etc. I even cut up a pair of jeans that I no longer wear. I cut them in varying widths and just double knotted them around the wooden frame. Super simple. Couldn't get much easier than that. I didn't worry about edges fraying, as I think that just adds to the character. I then cut out the owl using the Nate's ABC's Cricut Cart. This owl is cut at 6 inches. I then took different sheets of paper and punched one edge using the threading waters border punch from Fiskars. Then, I layered the different pieces on the owl for his "feathers" and added two bottle caps for his eyes. All in all, this project was really simple, but the outcome is just too cute. Hope you enjoyed my project, and I hope you make your very own version!

Next stop on the hop is Jearise.

19 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow! The frame is great. And I love the details of the feathers.

    Melissa
    iamapapermaniac.blogspot.com
    scraplady202@gmail.com

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  2. nice outside the box project


    Happy Owl-a-Ween

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  3. What a fun project! Love the non traditional colors too!
    Nancy

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  4. awesome project, love the colors. I am a follower and an email subscriber.
    adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh, my gosh! This is one of the most adorable projects I have ever seen! You have inspired me to make one!!!! Wow! Love your project, creativity, and unique idea! Amazing!

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  6. Melissa: I love this owl wreath, it could be used year round. Perfect colors!! We're new GFC followers.
    ~Beth & Emily

    Motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com
    Mddesigns_11@yahoo.com

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  7. super cute project what a great way to make a wreath thanks for sharing im a follower
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  8. Fantastic project! What a great idea to use a frame like that. I'll have to keep that in my memory box. :)

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  9. I love your project!! I've never seen a square wreath. It's adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.


    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  10. Great idea. I love the colors and that the owl is sitting on a piece of a branch. Happy to be on the hop with you.

    Tara

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  11. what a neat idea!!! love it!!! glad to be hopping with you in this owl hop!

    robin
    http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

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  12. what a fun project!
    TFS!
    ClaireR
    Three Waters Creations

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  13. Oh My goodness this is awesome - what a fabulous decoration:-) New follower and TFS.

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  14. what a beautiful wreath! new follower and so glad to be a part of this blog hop with you

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  15. Jus t totally awesome love your beautiful wreath. TFS!

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  16. so cute, I love the fabric, glad to be following you by email, trick or treat,
    sharinlee@comcast.net

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  17. I love this idea! What a great way to get rid of all those clothes we never wear! I may have to try this one ~ TFS!! msmith38652@gmail.com

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