Monday, September 22, 2014

DIY: Halloween Gift Card Holder

By following a simple set of instructions you can make these cute gift card holders for Halloween. The gift card holder can be created using different color scheme paper for any occasion. It'll also work great as a note card for writing a small message. 

Materials you'll need to make your owl gift card:
- mini bags
- scrap paper
- old book pages
- scissors
- hole punch
- glue
- gift tags
- ribbon

Go to Kelly' blog for step by step instructions and the complete list of things for the project. 

Dear Stella's Woodwinked Fabric Collection


Woodwinked by Dear Stella is an adorable fabric collection that features fun owls, woodsy deer, and mushrooms in forest inspired shades of red, orange, yellow and grey. This cotton fabric range is ideal for sewing quilt, apparel or any fall theme project.

You can find more products from the range and order them online from here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Beautiful Portraits of Birds by Leila Jeffreys

I'll leave you for the weekend with these amazing portraits of Australian birds photographed by Leila Jeffreys. She photographs owls, eagles, cockatoos and other birds capturing their varied personalities, highlighting that many have human characteristics. 

"As a child I was always enamoured with animals, I saw them as 'people' which is how I formed a relationship with them from a very young age. As I've grown, I've watched the human population explode worldwide so I wanted to remind us all about the 'little people' that also share the planet."

She has worked with scientist researching endangered species, wildlife rescue groups, wildlife parks, zoos and private breeders that are all passionate about conservation of these feathered beings. If you wish to see her work in person then you can stop by at Olsen Irwin Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney where she exhibits through September 28th. 

Have a lovely weekend!

DIY: Owl Wreath

This is a fun tutorial that was shared by Rose following which you can make your own owl wreath. The owl wreath is not only adorable, but also unique and pretty simple to create in just a few hours. This will look perfect with your fall decorations as well as Halloween ensemble. 

Following are the things that were used for the project. You can easily find them at a craft store and a thrift store.
- Twig wreath
- Faux feathers
- Foam gourd and pumpkin picks
- Mini corn picks
- Long feather picks
- Wood circle
- Twine and a wire cutter
- Glue 
- Felt and paint pen

For the complete list of materials and instructions click here.

Free Vintage Owl Scrapbooking Paper + Gift Wrap

Do you remember this vintage tawny owl image? Sandra of MeinLila Park has used this image (it's free!) to create owl pattern that you can download to use it for your scrapbooking project or for making cards. There is a high resolution image which will make a great gift wrapping paper or can be used for any other paper craft project. To download the size you need and instructions go here. Enjoy!