For this project we used a 3-inch foam ball for the head and a 4-inch ball for the body of the owl. Our maker Jessica has quite the talent for shaping foam balls, which is a technique she uses for a lot of needle felting projects. To give the crepe paper owl a more realistic shape, we recommend you flatten the sides of the foam balls where the head meets the body. Then you can start covering your owl with crepe. Print the PDF template to use as a guide for cutting your crepe pieces. The template does indicate the grain line to help you cut the crepe correctly. The one piece of the template without grain lines is the beak – we used copper metallic text weight paper for this. Download the printable instructions for the full materials and tools list, and find the gold crepe paper and copper crepe paper in our shop.
To create some more variety in color on the owl’s chest, we used both sides of the metallic crepe. Once you cover the body and head in crepe, add the black button eyes. You should be able to find these at any local craft or fabric store. We chose large buttons to give our crepe paper owl the wide curious eyes he deserved. So cute! Attach the beak and wings and your little guy is complete. For daily craft inspiration, follow our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, or head to our membership page to get in on the fun with us. Cheers! ~ Lia and the Team
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Hello! About how many “feathers” need to be cut out for this project?
Thanks so much!
I would start with 60 and see if that is full enough 🙂
Is there an SVG file for this project? Thanks.
I added the SVG 🙂
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I just joined today 7-05-2018.I have been interested/trying/ the metallic crepe paper owl. Have Metallic copper and gold in cart. I noticed there is another color not just copper and gold. I printed out instructions and templates. I would like to print out a picture of the finished product without printing out the entire 244 pages. My husband said he could put the owl in a document folder however I don’t want to have to go thru that every time. I just want a finished picture and the instructions to make it. I am not going to do anything further until I hear back from you.
Hi, you can save the image and photo tutorial by right-clicking on the image (depending on the computer and web browser you’re using, it should have options like “Save-As” or “Open Image in New Tab”), then print those single images. Our newer projects have a PDF download of the instructions. I hope that helps!
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I am unable to print any proyects…..What would be the problem?
Hi Maria! If you’re logged in you should be able to print. If you’re still having trouble with your membership, please send an email to email@example.com.
Wow! This is amazing!
Thanks so much, he turned out so cute!
Oh My gosh – how precious is he 🙂