First paint your owl and pick out some coordinating sheets of scrapbook paper.
Here’s a list of the Fall paint colors and papers I used, all of which are available at The Wood Connection. Acrylic paint colors: white, straw, barn red, golden brown, burnt umber by Delta Creative. Scrapbook papers are from Echo Park and Fancy Pants.
Cut your papers into circles. I used a 1.5 inch Fiskars circle punch. I then inked each circle using a mini ink pad. Just swipe the ink pad around the perimeter of each circle. Optional of course, I just like the look of it best. Place your owl’s head and wings into place to use as a guide. Overlap your first row of circles following the curve of the owl’s head.
Once you have them laid out pleasingly to the eye, you can start attaching them to your base. Using a hot glue gun, apply a single line of glue to the top of each circle as you go to attach them.
Slide the circle back into place with the line of glue at the top and press.
Continue down the body of the owl alternating colors for each row. Once they are attached, curl the circles up with your fingers to fan them out and give them some more texture. Once you are on your bottom row, run your wire through the holes to attach your branch (an optional add-on) before gluing on your circles. Then attach the wings and head using wood glue.
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