Stuffed Messenger Owl Card

Faythe Levine makes this adorable messenger owl card with felt.
Similar Topics:
hclvr234_2final

hclvr234_2final

Materials and Tools:

2 pieces of 8-1/2" x 11" light blue felt for the body
8-1/2" x 11" aqua blue felt for the pocket and wings
gold, white, blue and brown felt
circle template
pen and paper
thread
sewing machine
stuffing (fiberfill)
fabric glue
owl pattern
cardstock
scissors

Steps:

hclvr234_2a

hclvr234_2a

1. Cut out the owl body pattern from paper in the shape of a shield with rounded bottom and pointed ears. Cut out the owl wing pattern from paper to resemble ovals with pointed ends.

2. Pin the body pattern to two pieces of light blue felt. Cut out the front and back of the owl's body. Cut two wings from the aqua blue felt.

hclvr234_2b

hclvr234_2b

3. Cut two white felt circles for the eyeballs and two smaller dark blue circles for the eyes.

hclvr234_2c

hclvr234_2c

4. Cut out one triangular shape for the nose from the gold felt. Cut two feet from the brown felt. Cut a square of aqua felt for the back pocket.

5. Sew the aqua back pocket to the back body piece, stitching around three sides of the square and leaving the top open to insert a note card.

hclvr234_2d

hclvr234_2d

6. On the second piece (the front of the owl) sew on the eyes, nose and wings. Topstitch a 1/4-inch from the edge of each piece using matching thread for the felt. Topstitch two additional rows on each wing 1/4 inch apart.

hclvr234_2e

hclvr234_2e

7. Stitch the blue eyes onto the white eyeballs using white thread.

hclvr234_2f

hclvr234_2f

8. Pin the owl's front and back pieces with wrong sides together. Sew the front and back together leaving an opening at the bottom for stuffing.

9. Stuff the owl with fiberfill.

10. Sew the opening closed.

11. Glue the feet at the bottom of the owl.

hclvr234_2g

hclvr234_2g

12. Cut the card from card stock to size.

13. Glue felt design piece(s) (heart) onto the card and let it dry.

14. Insert the card with a message in the messenger owl pocket.

Stuffed Messenger Owl Card project by Faythe Levine from Milwaukee, Wis.

Faythe Levine is a hip and talented artist from Seattle who relocated to downtown Milwaukee because she was drawn to the mid-west Indie art scene. For the past couple of years, she has organized craft and art fairs in Milwaukee and has been very involved in promoting and mentoring new artists in town — her artist friends refer to her as the glue that connects them all together. Since high school, she has been creating unique crafts such as the Messenger Owl, which carries special notes from the sender.

Next Up

Mixed Media Greeting Card

Janet Taylor Pickett shows us how she crafts her own mixed-media greeting card.

Purse-Themed Greeting Cards

Learn how to make your own greeting cards with these three projects.

Hand Carved Stamps and Card

Elizabeth Thummel creates hand carved stamps to use as a decorative accent on her cards.

Encaustic Picture-Gram Card

Jennifer Erts Wyatt embellishes her encaustic picture-gram card with a bear and photos.

How to Make Collage Greeting Card Designs

Create two, simple collage greeting cards using decorative paper and rubber stamps.

How to Make Stamped, Brushless Watercolor Greeting Cards

Make unique handmade greeting cards using inked stamps for a watercolor effect without the brush.

Metal Embossed Copper Pear Card

Embossed copper adds a nice touch to this homemade card.

Three-Panel Floral Painted Card

Victoria Slone of Chicago demonstrates how to create a handmade card using three colors of card stock, raffia and Chinese brush-painted panels.

How to Make a Holiday Fold-Out Card

Paige Hill embellishes a holiday fold-out card with a silk poinsettia, a gold heart charm and more.

How to Make a Personalized Place Card

Create your own personalized place cards by following these steps.

Stories We're Following

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.