Friday, December 10, 2010

Printable Christmas Owl Gift Wraps + Garland

I wanted to give you all something for this Christmas and I thought what would better than a handmade gift . I prepared 5 in total wrapping papers and a Christmas garland that you all can actually use this holiday season. The paper garland is in Christmas colors and patterns to decorate the tree or to hang it above your fireplace. I used vintage colors and texture for some of the circles, and for some bright solids. 

I made 3 gift wraps inspired by Indian design and colors, which you can mix with owl gift wraps (owl gift wraps are done in partnership with Pooja). There are 2 versions of owl gift wrap - one with antlers and the other without. I hope you enjoy them! 

Click here to download Gift Wrap 1 (pink background)

Click here to download Gift Wrap 2 (purple background)

Click here to download Gift Wrap 3 (vanilla background)

Click here to download Owl With Antlers Gift Wrap

If you download, will you tell me which one do you like the most? I'll love to know your opinion. Thanks!

Take care and have a wonderful weekend :)

Champ + Rosie Exclusively For My Owl Barn

Caroline Roach of Champ + Rosie created these amazingly cute Christmas gift tags exclusively for My Owl Barn's readers. Yippee!

Each sheet has five adorable owl tags in different shapes and sizes. Print the sheet on 100%, cut around the individual tags, and punch out the little circle at the top to run a string/twine/ribbon through and your tags are ready to go on your Christmas gifts. Thank you, Caroline.

Download as many tags as you like here!

Snowy Owls Christmas Decorations

Lauren Alane crafted these two beautiful snowy owl scenes for Christmas decorations inspired by the winter scene in an antique shop in Birmingham. The scenes are carefully crafted with birch branches with hint of snow, the banners that say Merry Christmas and needle felted owls. The scenes are on auction on ebay right now, ending later today. Lauren will soon be adding a few owls and ornaments to her store, so keep your eyes peeled!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vintage Owl Sweater

I found this bold piece while blog hopping this morning and there is something about it that makes me go, wow, I want it! I think the model pulls it off beautifully! Will you wear this owl sweater dress?

Handmade Gift Guide: For Home

Crochet rug, Peanut Butter Dynamite

Chalkboard, Oh Clementine

Owl Christmas stocking, Roddy and Ginger

Fabric organizer bin, Mary

Glasses, Swirly Garden

Napkin set, Katy Collier

Retro Clock, Off Her Rocker

Ghost Banjo Flour Sack Towel, Bark Decor

Tapas plates, Louche Lab

Previous Gift Guides:
For Her
- and For Kids

Renée Seaman Treml

These are limited edition prints from Renée Treml's newest collection Nested. Each print is of her original illustrations using a technique known as Scratchboard. "For this method Renée starts with a board that has been coated with a thin layer of soft white clay, which is painted with black ink. The ink is then scratched away with a fine blade, revealing the white clay beneath." Her prints can be ordered through Udessi, an online art gallery. They do deliver worldwide!


Şebnem Ergün is an artists behind Pashiko brand currently living in Istanbul. She has passion of making handpainted accessories and jewelry pieces. She has recently added a whole new range for animal lovers including owl, panda, cat and butterfly. Each piece is a unique wearable art!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Chris Haughton: Little Owl Lost

An adorable book Little Owl Lost written and illustrated by an Irish artist Chris Haughton. It's a sweet story about a little owl who fell out of his nest and has lost his mommy. Each pages is beautifully illustrated in rich and vibrant colors, and adorable characters of the story.

Kikk Shop: Hibou

I am loving this bright colored owl poster by Kikk. It screen printed in Switzerland and available in limited edition. You can contact them through their contact page for more information on shipping availability to your country.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chubby Bunny

Owl, bear, cat and kisses cupcakes with a subtle festive twist added with the striped cupcake holder, topper and color palette, by Chubby Bunny.

Anita Kunz

Anita Kunz was born in Canada, and has lived in London, New York and Toronto. Her amazing work has fetched her popularity world wide. She has worked for several international magazines and been featured on cover pages of The New Yorker, Fortune and Time. Her work has made to the permanent collections at the  Library of Congress, the Canadian Archives in Ottawa and the Musée Militaire de France in Paris, to name a few. To learn more about her style, read her interview here.


I adore this new range of round cushions by Solitaire. The cushions are hand printed on 100% natural linen and available in snail, toadstool and owl print.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Owl Cake Ball: Tutorial

A couple of weeks ago, Julie sent me pictures of her daughter's first birthday party with woodland theme. Julie made this adorable owl costume for her daughter and made these owl cake balls, which I loved! I asked her how she made them and if she would be interested in sharing a tutorial for all us owl-lovers, and she agreed. Yay! These owl cake balls are so adorable and I think will fit well with baby shower, birthday party or a special Christmas party. Hop on over to Julie's blog for step by step photo tutorial. Thanks Julie!

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not is a collection of digitally printed beautiful silk scarves by French illustrator Coco. All her designs are based on her own personal compositions and illustrations, focusing on big square (120x120) sizes. Her owl scarves are absolutely stunning that I am tempted to display them on wall as fine art!