Cork Owls

These adorable cork owls are easy to make with a few buttons and fabric scraps.

Here’s another cute fall craft idea for you!  In case you hadn’t noticed we kinda like owls around here.  Actually, we kinda love them.  One little hooligan in particular is crazy about owls at the moment, so we’re doing lots of cute and easy owl crafts here these days.

The hooligans weren’t actually involved in  hooligans in making these cork owls though.  They were just a little somethin’ I whipped up one weekend as a surprise for Monday morning.

Cork Owl Craft - happy hooligans

 They were super-easy to make with a glue gun and a few craft scraps:

To make our cork owls, you’ll need:

  • glue gun
  • corks
  • buttons
  • flannel scraps
  • felt
  • stick

How to:

For the wings, I cut narrow, pointy ovals from a piece of felt, and then cut a smaller version from a scrap of flannel. I layered those and hot-glued them to the sides of the owls.

For the eyes of one owl, I glued small black buttons onto a couple of larger white buttons and glued them in place.  For the other owl, I found a couple of large white buttons that had a small metal centre.  They looked perfect as they were, so I didn’t bother adding a black button to them.

Then I added a small felt beak.

cork owls with fabric scraps and buttons

To finish the craft off, just for fun, I hot-glued both owls to a sturdy stick.  What do you think?  Cute or what?

The girls think so!

Child carrying cork owl on a stick.


And if you think these are sweet, you have to pop over and check out Molly Moo’s Wine Cork Animals!  You’ll love those too!

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Yours in play, Jackie from Happy Hooligans

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