DIY Wood Owl Outdoor Decor Happy Owl-o-ween
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.
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′
Nailer (although you can just use a hammer and nails)
Start by cutting the boards in half and lining them up next to each other, similar to what you see in this photo…
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.
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.
This owl is a tall guy and perches nicely on the porch. He’s a fun addition.
I printed out a cute sign and hung it around his neck with twine. Happy Owl-o-ween!
Make sure to check out all the amazing projects from the other ladies below…
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.
That is so cute!! I love how easy it is to make. There are so many people that decorate with owls, this would make a great gift!
Too cute! I love it! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!
Wow! This turned out great!
So cute, I love him! :o]
That is too cute! The perfect greeter for your Fall guests!
Oh, wow, I LOVE this owl!! I really love that he is so big… I want to make one and leave it up year ’round! Awesome!!
MaryAnn, your Halloween Owl is so stink’n ADORABLE! Love the banner sign and play on words.
This is so darn cute! I love that you used fencing to make him. He makes a great addition to your front porch!
Hilarious! I want a big owl by my front door too! Love the pun and love your project too! So smart how you used the board angles for the outline. Fence boards are the best for projects!
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!