Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Owl Key Chain Tutorial Giveaway

In the last couple of weeks, several friends and readers have been faithful to share my blog posts. You guys have also been busy pinning and re-pinning my tutorials and ideas on Pinterest. 

Thank you!

And to show my appreciation, I've come up with another tutorial that I think is super cute and super fun. The really fun part is that this tutorial comes with a giveaway. Scroll down for step by step instructions for an adorable owl key chain, and if you leave a comment I will put your name in a hat for a drawing to receive one of the cute little creations. I will be giving away five key chains on Saturday (7/28) at noon. I know it isn't a huge jackpot, but it's my first giveaway, and you have to start somewhere. If I get a good response, I may have to keep doing this with the prizes getting better each time. 






Fold a sticky note in half and draw half the owl shape. Fold over and press the design into the other side for
 symmetry then cut out.



Trace the sticky note pattern onto your fabric with a pencil,
 and pin pieces together.



Make a loop for the key ring and pin between the owl's ears. Make sure the loop end is on the inside of the owl's body.



Now here's a trick to make this easier than normal. SEW FIRST & CUT OUT SECOND. I know this goes against traditional sewing rules, but it is much easier to handle a larger scrap of fabric than it is a tiny cutout. Besides, I don't really know how to sew, so I can break as many rules as I want! 
And don't forget to leave an opening at the bottom big enough to stuff with fiber fill.



After you cut out your owl you can cover your edges with Fray Check if you wish. I would recommend putting it on the cut ribbon at the least. You can find Fray Check at Hobby Lobby and JoAnn. (Please forgive the horrendous picture quality.)


Stuff with fiber fill and sew up the little owl bottom.



Sew on button eyes and attach to a split ring and you're done! Easy schmeasy.
You can also stack buttons like I did on the black owl.

Get creative and have fun!

And don't forget to leave a comment if you would like to receive one of the cute owls in the large picture. The names and owls will be chosen at random and announced on the blog on Saturday. (If you leave an anonymous comment, please put your name in your comment, so I can include you in the drawing.)

- tauna marie

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18 comments:

throuthehaze said...

So cute! I would love to win one :)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Adorable! Looks like a good project for the girls to try. :) And in the meantime, I'd be glad to have one of yours. ;-)

mary b said...

Hey this might be something I can sew,lol!
I like that it is a quick and easy craft that I could do while watching tv. Can't wait to see what you can come up with next!

Kecia said...

Those are sooo cute! My niece Whitney loves owls--if I don't win, I may have to attempt some craftiness. Gasp!

Heather Miles said...

Tauna! These are adorable! And I think the giveaway is a super idea ;)

Kristi said...

Great tutorial. Those are super cute! Love the button eyes.

Toni Baggiano said...

You are so creative, and these are adorable owls!

Cara said...

Those are cute and easy! Thanks for joining my Pinterest gang. It's such a bummer because so far Pinterest won't let me pin anything! Rather disappointing, if you ask me. :P I've written them a couple times about it, but haven't heard anything yet that's helped. I'll keep trying. It looks like it could be fun. :)

Katherine said...

These are so cute. I need to get my machine fixed and whip some up!

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Mel Wohlwend just loves these cute little owls. You soooo crafty.

Anonymous said...

So cute. I think I will do this with my girls.

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t marie said...

Thanks for the positive feedback.

If you leave an anonymous comment, please put your name in your comment, so I can include you in the drawing.

Janie said...

These are really cute! Looks easy enough, though I was never that great on the sewing machine. :)

t marie said...

Jerri Sue, I'm sorry Blogger wouldn't let you leave an anonymous comment. Thanks for the comment on facebook. I'm adding you to the drawing.

K and Crew said...

So cute and a perfect quick craft project~ You are so creative!

Erica said...

Adorable

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