These TISSUE POM OWLS are almost too cute for words. How perfect for a camping themed party?! Created by Jen of Little Sprout Creations, these cuties are super easy to make with a few simple supplies from the craft store. Make them in a variety of colors for a fun variety! Read through the post for a little HALLOWEEN tip too!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- 6-8 sheets of (approximately) 20″x 30″ tissue paper (for the owl’s body)
- 1 additional sheet of tissue paper, same color (for the owl’s head, ears, and wings.) If your pack comes with 8 sheets, use 7 for the body and 1 for the head.
- Styrofoam ball, approximately 5″ in diameter.
- Felt in black, white, and orange.
- Pink/orange pipe cleaners for legs
Accordion fold 6-8 sheets of tissue paper. Tie with floral wire. Snip ends, either as a rounded edge, or pointed edge. Need help with this? Check out Martha Stewart’s tips on making perfect poms!
Fluff your pom, pulling each layer of tissue up, one at a time.
Squish it together to make it more oblong, and less round. You’re aiming for an owl-like body shape.
Cut your spare piece of tissue so that it will cover the styrofoam ball. Twist the remaining tissue and glue down with a glue gun. This is your owl’s head. Use a glue gun to glue the head to the flat side of the body. Pull up the top layer of tissue and glue to hide the area between the head and body.
Cut eyes and beak shapes. For eyes, cut 2 large white circles and 2 smaller black circles. For beak, fold piece of orange felt in half and cut into triangle. Glue eyes together, and glue beak together on the outer edge to help the beak stay together, but appear open.
ALL DONE! How cute are they?!
Thanks again to Jen of Little Sprout Creations for sharing this DARLING tutorial with us! I know many of you will love making these for birthday and Halloween parties! Note: Please do not use tutorial for products for sale. Thanks!