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DIY Wood Owl Outdoor Decor Happy Owl-o-ween

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Friends I’ve got a DIY Wood Owl for this month’s Power Tool Challenge!  Monthly I get together with some great blogging friends to create some fun projects using power tools.  This month had a frightful theme.  My cute DIY Wood Owl might not be too scary but he’s perfect for your fall / Halloween decor.

Happy Owl-o-ween! DIY Easy Wood Owl

My husband came up for the plans for this cute guy!

Wood Owl Supplies

Here’s what you need:  (this contains affiliate links for your convenience)

2 ~ six foot red stained fir fence pickets

1 ~ 1″x 2″ x 6′


Miter saw

Nailer (although you can just use a hammer and nails)

Paint Pen

Acrylic paints

Start by cutting the boards in half and lining them up next to each other, similar to what you see in this photo…

DIY Easy Wood Owl 6

You can see the top outer pieces are slightly taller and the center two pieces are slightly lower… this makes cutting the ears easier and it makes for cute feet.

Take your 1x2x6 and cut it in half and use it to hold the boards together.  This is where we used the nailer.

We used a triangle to create the angles for the ears, marked them with a pencil and used a jigsaw to cut them.

We made two small triangle cuts on the sides to define the head.

Then I created a template with cardboard to create the angle for the wings.  Trace it with a pencil, flip it over to trace the other side (so they’ll match) and trace again.  Use your jigsaw to cut.

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To draw the owl face I started by creating the triangle at the top of his head.  I just used a ruler to continue the ear line.

I used a plate, bowl and cup to create the circles for the eyes.

Then I used a ruler to draw the nose.   I started with a pencil and then traced over everything with a black paint pen.

Then used acrylic paint to fill in the eyes and nose.

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This owl is a tall guy and perches nicely on the porch.  He’s a fun addition.

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I printed out a cute sign and hung it around his neck with twine.  Happy Owl-o-ween!

DIY Easy Wood Owl 2

Make sure to check out all the amazing projects from the other ladies below…



  1. Wow awesome design! I’m a huge fan of DIY working I love this project so much. Definitely I try to do this DIY wood owl outdoor decor package. hope I do it successfully.

  2. Your owl is absolutely adorable, Maryann! He is perfect to great your guests and trick-or-treaters. I want to make one of these for my porch and also for my classroom. My students would love it!

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