diy: felt owl brooch

So, I love owls these days. I know they’re trendy, but I love them anyway. I found this adorable owl brooch on etsy (of course), and decided to make my own.

source: mellymoodesigns on etsy

It was a fun and easy project and I just love the outcome. Here’s what you’ll need if you want to make one, too:

  • two sheets of felt; different colors
  • a small piece of fun fabric
  • two buttons
  • embroidery needle and thread
  • a 1 inch bar pin
  • hot glue gun
  • fabric glue
  • pen or pencil
  • scissors
  • owl template (download mine or make your own)
  • something small and circular to trace the belly

1) trace the owl template onto both sheets of felt and cut them out.

2) using your small, circular object and your fun fabric, trace a circle smaller than the owl and cut it out.

3) glue all three pieces of fabric together and fold over the triangle to create the owl’s nose.

4) Now it’s time to create the stitches. I found it easiest to use a continuous piece of thread for the entire thing. Starting in the middle of the nose, create a long stitch. Then create the side stitches. Finally, attach the buttons.

5) sew on the bar pin (or attach with hot glue)

There you go! There are endless combinations for these little guys.

Finally, here’s a photo for scale. He’s perfectly tiny. I’m thinking that maybe I can make the next one bigger AND a change purse!


5 Comments on “diy: felt owl brooch”

  1. ANILEGRA says:

    me ha encantado ,voy a hacerlo y pongo un enlace en mi blog para que vean de donde lo saqué y te conozcan

  2. Lisa Taylor says:


    I tried making this, thanks for your instructions. I finished my finsihed article on my blog… and also linked to yours. Hope you dont mind!

    Thanks :)

    LT x

  3. augcott says:

    I ♥ these ….. thanks for sharing!

  4. Debbie Quarles says:

    What a super cute idea!!! I have made a couple of brooches for friends and on the last one I made little ears and feet. Can’t wait to deliver them to their new homes! Hope they enjoy wearing them as much as I enjoyed making them. I help out at a nursing center and if it is okay with you, I would like to share this idea with the Activies Team. I think the women would love to make some at craft time.

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