Thursday, September 22, 2011

Owl trick or treat block

I've been looking everywhere for a cute owl decoration and I just couldn't find one I really liked, so I decided to make one! I saw these cool glass blocks over in the Christmas decor section and I went with a fall theme instead. I used the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cart for the great leaves and then the Happy Haunting cart for the awesome owl and the sentiment. I inked the branch with vintage photo distress ink and used some lavender stickles for the ears and center of the owl. I did the sentiment with vinyl and cardstock for the rest of the design. It was a fun project!

These blocks are hollowed out so you can make them into banks, put lights inside, whatever you can think of. So even though you can't see it that well in the picture, I have some lights behind this one. I think I need more lights! :) I love this ribbon too with the sparkly copper swirls, it just feels so festive!

Here are some challenges that inspired me:

My Craft Spot - fall leaves
Cooking with Cricut - colors of autumn
The Paper Variety - home decor
Penny's Paper Crafty - fall theme
More than Favors - fall theme
Simon Says Stamp - dies to die for
Whimsical Wednesday - fall colors with handmade embellishment

Have a great day!


Melin said...

Beautiful job Reyna!I bet it is all shimmery and sparkly with the lights and ribbon! Thank you so much for playing along with us at


Jamilie said...

This is so clever and cute! I have seen them for Christmas but Halloween is a FABULOUS idea!! Thank you for playing with us at The Paper Variety this week!

Shelby said...

Rayna...what a great idea and it turned out beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-crafty for our Fall challenge, good luck and hope to see you again


Jen said...

So cute, Rayna! Love your very stern looking owl! Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

Joy said...

Clever idea...too cute ! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

joni said...

Love this!!! What a great home decor project!!! I'll bet it looks even better at night with the lights!! Thanks so much for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Kate said...

What a great decor project! Those little glass acorns in your photo are fantastic too!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Small Bits of Paper

Kylie said...

Very creative project...thanks for playing at TPV

Staying Crafty said...

Super spooky and cool! Love it :) Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesday.

shelly said...

love this! thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing with us at whimwednesdays :)

Rachel said...

great idea to use the block for fall decor! thanks for playing at TPV!

Glora said...

Beautiful fall decor project. I turned out perfect. I would love something like this at my house. I must give it a try! Thanks so much for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

Cathryn said...

Very clever project, love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

WOW this is a BEAUTIFUL fall project!I just LOVE the great idea, Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)